Krag Cadet Bayonet Dated 1895

8.6875" spear-point blade, 1" wide with 6.125" fuller and 6.25" false edge. Steel hilt with muzzle ring, wood grips, steel pommel with locking catch. Obverse blade marked US, reverse dated 1895. With blued steel scabbard mounted with spring steel swivel and integral leather belt loop, secured by two .5" brass rivets. Only 404 Krag cadet rifles were produced ca 1895-1896, and it would be reasonable to assume that only a similar number of cadet bayonets were produced to go with them. These are extremely rare bayonets, and this one is in particularly fine condition.


Very fine, retaining some of the cross polish on the ricasso and much of the polish on the blade. Scabbard with most of the blued finish, which is thinning and fading. Leather loop worn with most of the finish lost and somewhat weak. A really fine and rare cadet bayonet.

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
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