Siamese M 1888 bayonet (ABCN359-1)(K547)(JN169-1)

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Mannlicher rifle M 1888 Kal. 8 mm. Serial number 1486 on crossguard. Excellent bright fullered cutting edge downwards blade. Right ricasso marked IIQ (= Second Quality) on the ricasso . Excellent bright pommel with T-slot and crossguard with muzzle ring MRD 16.5 mm. Fastener on top of the muzzle ring. Wooden grips riveted to the blade tang. Right grip shows  wear as usual for this model, near the rivets. Excellent and correct blued metal scabbard with no dents. Frogstud is marked 01.

This is an Austrian M 1888 bayonet, exported to Siam (Thailand) around 1900. Around 1890 Steyer furnished ca. 15.000 M 1888 bayonets to Siam.
This model is known in Siam as  'The 46th year type bayonet".