British Pattern 1871 Elcho sword bayonet for the Martini-Henry rifle. This bayonet is one of the original 100 trials bayonets used in Nova Scotia and used by the 1st Battalion, 60th Rifles. Manufactured at RSAF Enfield not the more common ones made in Solingen, Germany or the commercial manufacture by Wilkinson Sword Company, London.
The bayonet depicts the Crown over VR on one side of the ricasso along with an RSAF Enfield inspection mark and British acceptance mark “Broad Arrow over WD” on the other. The tang is also marked ” 3 C.J.O. 3″ with other markings that appear to be crossed out. Pommel rear marked “Broad Arrow over 1/60/125” and “1039” to the pommel side. Whilst the bayonet does have several small dark spots to the blade and an aged patina to the hilt it is very good condition with sharp profiles and appears to have never been cleaned. There is a small dent to the pommel end edge. No scabbard. (Reference B&CB B181)