The design of the blade in the Lebel bayonet has multiple edges. When thrusting the bayonet into an
opponent this causes a wound that is jagged and much more difficult to cure. The scabbard has a square
bracket attached near the throat area. This is where a leather strap would be passed to allow the bayonet
to be secured to the belt of the soldier.
British Commonwealth items are currently being
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of these medals.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other bayonets, you can do so by
going to our Military Collectibles
identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.