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Kings County Museum

Bayonet


Accession number: 2019.006.001
Object type: Triangular
Object subtype: Edged Weapons
Date: October 1853 – February 1856
Materials: Iron; Corrosion products;
Measurements: 51.8 cm LWidth of blade at maximum is 2.0 cm, at point where it attaches to rifle barrel is 2.5 cm.
Description: An iron bayonet with triangular shape to be used as an attachment to a rifle.  It is pockmarked with uneven edges due to corrosion.
History of Use: Military weapon possibly in use during the Crimean War was suggested by a local historian, Wayne Baltzer.