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 1900. All metal brightly plated. 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 initially produced to go with them. These 1900 production bayonets were obviously replacements for the earlier 1895 production bayonets that had been lost or damaged. Realistically, it would be safe to assume that fewer of the replacement bayonets were produced than the original ones, as no further Cadet rifles were manufactured. These are extremely rare bayonets, and this one is in particularly fine condition.
Very fine, retaining much of the plated finish on the blade. Scabbard with most of the blued finish, which shows some thinning and fading. Leather loop worn with some of the finish lost and somewhat weak. A fine and rare cadet bayonet.
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