Import Model 1842 “Yataghan” Saber Bayonet
This is a copy of the French Model 1840 but with a “cock’s comb” upper finial on the muzzle-ring and slightly longer blade (22 ¾” as compared to 20 ¼” on the Model 1840). The blade is steel, single-edged, fullered (both sides), with a re-curved or “yataghan-shape.” The condition of the blade is very good, mostly grey with areas of dark staining. These bayonets were widely copied and used by many countries, including the United States, Belgium, and Germany. There is a Crown over “H” mark on the lower quillion. This bayonet has a brass grip with a spring steel latching arrangement on the right side; button on the left.