- Media Type:
- This steel bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. There are no visible identifying marks but it is the proper size and shape of an early 19th century British bayonet. A bayonet would have arguably been on every soldier’s firearm during the War of 1812-1814.
Further research in 2010 suggests that due to the deformity of the bayonet it may have been later used as a tool or a tent peg.
- Date of Original:
- c. 1800
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- Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
- Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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