Navel bayonet and scabbard
Steel, brass, walnut, leather
Overall: 17 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 43.8 x 12.1 x 3.2 cm )
Knife bayonet with straight, single-edged steel blade with clipped point; brass guard with disk finials, backstrap with full-length channel, and flat pommel cast in one piece; walnut grip with carved finger grooves; leather scabbard with brass throat with circular frog stud and brass tip.
Gift of Miss Louise S. Cox
stamped: on ricasso, obverse of blade: "U.S.N. / DR / 1862"
stamped: on ricasso, reverse of blade: "AMES MFG Co / CHICO . . ."
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