British Volunteer Lancaster Sword bayonet has a steel pommel and crossguard instead of the usual brass. Otherwise identical to the service Pattern 1855 with the exception of the scabbard which more resembles that for the cutlass bayonet. This bayonet as with most of these volunteers is without ordnance and manufacturers marks, however, this example has the number “AE” over “1” stamped to the rear of the pommel. The scabbard has steel locket and chape with the leather stitching being open.
This bayonet and scabbard are in good average condition for its age with both showing peppered pitting and the blade has a small area showing what appears to be very old sharpening marks. (Reference BCB B161 and WW 772)