British Pattern 1875 Volunteer Sawback Bayonet which has had the sawback removed. Examples have been found where both the P1875 and P1879 have had their saw teeth removed. Whilst no official conversion literature seems to exist, the thought was that during either the Boer War or the Great War or both, many considered the sawback as barbaric particularly for front-line troops. The bayonet has few markings that include the German blade manufacturer’s, Alexander Coppel of Soligen, trade mark to the ricasso, the number 95 to the top of the pommel (Irish Constabulary?) and the letter “C” in a cartouche to the bottom edge of the blade.
The scabbard is complete, however, the leather has crazing (fine cracks) overall with two small dents to the chape and the locket is loose with the staple missing. (Reference BCB B190 and page 156)