Belgian M1916 Bayonet and Scabbard

Place Europe: Belgium
Accession Number RELAWM04518.007
Collection type Technology
Object type Edged weapon or club
Physical description Steel
Place made Belgium
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Belgian M1916 Bayonet and Scabbard. The hilt has a straight crossguard without a quillon, plain wood grips held to the tang by two screw bolts and a pommel that has a mortice slot and button cross bolt catch. The double edged blade tapers to a point and is unmarked. The leather scabbard is mounted with a steel chape and locket. All metal parts are blued.

History / Summary

This type of Belgian bayonet fitted the Model 1889 Mauser rifle.

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