Steel serrated blade, brass, and wood
Overall: 46.6 cm (18 3/8 in.); Blade: 30.2 cm (11 7/8 in.); Quillions: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); Grip: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)
Weight: 240 g (8.47 oz.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1659
The owner's or maker's mark on this blade is unidentified.
Used increasingly in warfare during the 1600s, the plug bayonet was inserted into the muzzle of a gun to make a weapon with a long shaft. This eventually made the use of pikemen in warfare obsolete as the new musketeer could now continue after having run out of shots.
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