Swedish Knife Bayonet for the M1896 Rifle
In an excellent condition a Swedish M1896 bayonet
On the blade it is marked on the ricasso with EAB, which stands for Erik Anton Berg of Eskilstuna it has been made between 1899-1912. Other side of the ricasso it is marked 138 with crown on top. Blade has been sharpened
The underside of the cross-guard has also a marking with EJAB (Eskilstuna Jernmanufactur AB) with crown and anker and a 2nd crown.
It has a conical stud with crown marking.
Scabbard mouth has a crown over C marking on the which stands for the company Carl Gustaf Stads gevärsfaktori and marked with number 910. The scabbard has also been redesignated to active duty. First it was marked B/ I14 and No 10, B means used by officers (practice), 14th Infantry regiment and rifle no. 10. But now it is 10 / I. 14 No 447. This stands for Company rifle 447, 10th Company, 14th Infantry regiment.
With these daggers it was very common practice to replace parts. All parts were interchangeble also under different makers. The fact that the cross-guard and blade and scabbard are of different makers is very normal. Also redesignation of the weapon is normal.
Original frog no visible marking, but a very nice patina.
Blade length 21cm
Overall length 33,5cm