Austrian Model 1867
"Shortened" Sword Bayonet

This bayonet is a shortened version of the Model 1867, but much more commonly found.
They have black pressed-leather grips, steel crossguard, and hooked "blade-breaker" quillon (without true finial); muzzle-ring has a finial that serves as a front musket site. The latching mechanism is of the external spring-steel type.
The blades are yataghan (re-curved), single-edged, and single- fullered on both sides.
The scabbards are of sheet-rolled steel, ball finial, and are usually dark "blued" finish (almost black).

These replaced the standard Austrian Model 1867 Sword Bayonet and were - in turn - replaced by the Austrian Model 1870 "Shortened" Sword Bayonet.

Austrian Model 1867 "Shortened" Sword Bayonet
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