Officer's Plug Bayonette

c.1690
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.)
Location: 210B Firearms
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Description

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.
Officer's Plug Bayonette

Officer's Plug Bayonette

c.1690

England, 17th century

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