WW1 FRENCH M1866 BAYONET

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Originally $235.00

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Item Code: 698-64

The M1866 has a 22 ½ inch steel yataghan blade with a brass hilt. Has a sweeping quillon and a muzzle ring. The spine of the blade has the French arsenal marking and the date (1868). Two touch marks present on the blade. Marking on the crosspiece reads “Z 45993”.

"Yataghan" is derived from the Turkish word for "one who lays down" to describe the downward sweeping double curve blade profile. The double curve added strength and rigidity, while keeping the hilt and point in alignment for thrusting efficiency.

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