Identify this bayonet

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  1. Velius

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    Hello all,

    A while ago I came across this bayonet and sheath and was wondering if anyone here could tell me about it; who might have issued ut, what years, and so on. Thanks in advance!

    The first pic has both the bayonet and sheath with a 6 inch scale for size comparison. The sheath is hardened leather with metal ends.

    I am particularly interested about the markings near the handle.
     

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    I believe it's British, and is of a '1907' pattern, either manufactured or 'updated' in 1916. Possibly a relic of the Great War?
     
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    #3 vikingBerserker, Aug 21, 2010
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    It's a Pattern 1907 Bayonet - this one produced by" Sanderson Bros. Neubold" and made in 1916. On top of the 1907 is the Royal Cipher and an GR below that - which would stand for George Rex (ie King George V). On the opposite the "X" is a bend test mark, the Up Arrow is where it was accepted by the Government and various others are quality/test marks

    Used a lot in WW1 by the British and what are now the Commonwealth nations.

    Very cool thing to have!
     
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    Cool!

    The "S" in Sanderson was worn away which is why I couldn't find anything online easily. Once you told me "Sanderson Bros and Newbold", I quickly found a site that identified the markings- and your absolutley right!

    Thanks V.B.
     
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    My pleasure, glad I could help.
     
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