NEPAL

Windus
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Socket bayonet from the Bob Rubenhurst collection, A local made EIC long land with a spring lock dovetailed into the Mouth, as opposed to screwed onto the socket body.


Gahendra & Francotte
 
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Triangular triple fullered bayonet that has sharp edges at all three corners, made to fit the Gahendra & Francotte Martini System Rifles which had a thicker barrel than the UK made rifles


Brunswick Steel Hilt
 
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Steel  hilted Brunswick crudely based on the UK pattern. Part of a large collection of weapons retrieved from storage in Nepal. The markings not he crossguard extension indicate it was used by Kurhka units.


Brunswick Brass Hilt
 
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Brass hilted Brunswick crudely based on the UK pattern. Part of a large collection of weapons retrieved from storage in Nepal


1895
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Local made socket bayonet without markings


1895
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Local made socket bayonet with markings on the socket and the blade

 

1853 Cadet
 
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 Cadet vision of 1853 socket probably Nepalese but has no markings

1895 socket  
 
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Local made socket bayonet with markings on the socket and the blade

1895
Total length =  mm   Blade length = mmBlade width =mm MRD = mm
Local made socket bayonet without markings

fake kukri
 
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Kukri style bayonet (fake)


fake kukri
 
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Modern copy of a Nepalese Kukhri bayonet, this is based on the real bayonet and not the fantasy piece found in Watts and White etc. Be wary of these coming on the market aged.

Points of note are machine cross hatching and welding on the shank