Austrian Model 1870
This bayonet is basically the
Austrian Model 1867 "Shortened" Sword Bayonet, but with
the front "site" removed from the muzzle-ring and a screw-lock
They have black pressed-leather grips, steel crossguard, and
hooked "blade-breaker" quillon (without true finial). 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
Austrian Model 1867 "Shortened" Sword Bayonet and were
- in turn - replaced by the Austrian Model 1873.
All of these shortened series bayonets used the same basic