No5 Mk1 Knife Bayonet
Knife bayonet for use on the 9 mm. Sterling Mk4 L2A3 submachine
gun produced for commercial export by Sterling Armaments Co.
The Sterling Mk4 was widely exported, with 400,000
being produced before production ceased.
Sterling went bankrupt in 1988. Loved for its reliability, the Sterling
first entered British service in 1944 (as the Patchett machine carbine)
and served British forces until 1994.
Closely patterned on the No5 Mk1 bayonet, these commercial examples were
produced for Sterling by Hopkinson Ltd.
Early examples used the No. 5 blade and had wood or plastic grips secured
by screws or rivets, with screw spacing identical to the Military No.
5 Mk. I bayonet.
Later examples, used the L1A1 blade and had riveted sheet steel grips,
with rivet spacing identical to the L1 Series bayonets.
This is the an early example based on the No5 Mk1 bayonet, with wooden
grips & screws.
The hilt and crosspiece are finished in Suncorite black
paint. The blade is polished bright.
The scabbard is identical to the No. 5.
These will fit both the Sterling L2A3 SMG & Le Enfield
No5 Mk1 Jungle Carbine
Swords, Bayonets & Knives
Are Only Sold To Adults Over 18.
Photo I.D. As Proof Of Age Will Be Required When Ordering