Bavarian 1869 Werder Bayonet
Bavaria - an autonamous region in Germany at the time - adopted the Werder Rifle in 1869. It was
very similar to the Peabody military contract muskets of the period, but due to various shortcomings,
was replaced by the 1871 Mauser a short time later.
The Werder bayonets were of a saber type with sold brass grip; iron cross-guard with hooked quillon but
without a ball finial.
With various exceptions, they are very similar to other saber bayonets,
Turkish 1874, and
various American saber bayonets.