1812 History
Bayonet Blade


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
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
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
993.362.5
Geographic Coverage:
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
Contact
Niagara Historical Society Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

43 Castlereagh Street

P.O. Box 208

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

L0S 1J0

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Bayonet Blade


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.