Late 17th Century English Plug Bayonet
Late 17th Century English plug bayonet, has two struck marks likely of James II, reign of 1685-1688, with silver ethnographic warrior or angel finials and pommel, 19 1/4” overall length, 12 1/2” blade. Hardwood handle, possible rosewood. First recorded use of the plug bayonet by British troops in battle was on 27 July, 1689 at Killiecrankie, Scotland... First Jacobite Rising. Consignmetn sale. This item will require a 1-2 days more handling to be shipped from consignor. From the discerning early colonial collection of a Virginia gentleman.