Rare, WW1, Early Production 1910 Dated, Sanderson, 1907 Pattern, MK 1 Hook Quillon Bayonet With Original, Rare, MK 1 Scabbard
The Pommell has a Regiment Mark DM "Durham Light Infantry" which has been cancelled and remarked with a N denoting Naval Issue.
The pattern 1907, MK I, Bayonet with hooked Quillon and MK I leather Scabbard with internal chape (with only the iron tip visible at the bottom of the scabbard) was approved on 30th January 1908. This Sanderson made Mark 1 bayonet has a nice, clean, blade, which is stamped on the ricasso 1907 10/10' denoting October 1910, together with inspection marks. The reverse is stamped with inspection marks and War Dept Broad Arrow.
The pommel and crossguard with quillon are in good undamaged
condition. The wood grips are basically undamaged and secure, but do have
age related handling marks.
I have had this one in my personal collection for
over 15 years but not 100% convinced that the quillon has not been repaired
at some time,