Reproduction WW1 British SMLE Patt. 1907 Hooked Quillon Bayonet with leather bayonet frog These are a pretty good copy. These early Pattern 1907's, were equipped with a hooked quillon which was designed to deflect an opponents bayonet but was found to catch on obstacles, particularly barbed wire.As a consequence the Master General of the Ordinance ordered that this feature be removed from British and Colonial bayonets in 1915. Hooked quillons were therefore removed from existing versions and all bayonets manufactured after 1915 were produced with truncated quillons. This is an example of one of those'Hooked Quillon' Pattern 1907 bayonets that was adapted. Interestingly, almost all photographs of ANZACs in Gallipoli and show them equipped with Pattern 1907 bayonets still sporting their hooked quillons.
By mid 1916 nearly all of those bayonets that had been carried at Gallipoli and still in use with ANZAC troops would have had their hooked quillons removed. The item "Light horse WWI Hook Quilian BAYONET 1907 PATT (Reproduction)" is in sale since Friday, November 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1914 - 1918 (WWI)".
The seller is "ironbark100" and is located in BENDIGO, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.