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    Very Fine U.S. M1898/1900 Krag-Jorgensen Bowie Bayonet and Sheath. Just 2818 of these impressive and uniquely American bayonets were produced for trials by Springfield Armory, with 2000 being shipped to the Philippines and 600 to Cuba. Designed for use as a bayonet/entrenching tool they were found to be wanting with respect to durability and were never adopted for general issue. This example appears to be unissued. The wood grip retains all of the original feathering and the scabbard retains 95% of the original blue. The blade, which is dated 1900 on the reverse with US on the obverse exhibits much of the original luster with just some minor staining and the slightest scabbard wear on the median ridge. The finest of these we've ever cataloged and really an exceptional example of this very rare bayonet.

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    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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