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I’m a 56-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Monday, October 25, 2021

P is for Pattern - 1907 Lee Enfield Sword Bayonet

To paraphrase Blue Peter, and further to the second-previous post - "here's one I shot earlier", the longer bayonet of the infantry, this has a non-standard, green canvas 1950's-dated take on the WWII frog which should take the short spike bayonet used in the European theater and which carried-on in service with the Lee-Enfield's until it's replacement with the FN-licensed SLR, and I think the metal of the scabbard has been polished up from gun-blacked, possibly for ceremonial duties?

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To Paraphrase Sunday's Post - This IS the long 17-inch 'sword' bayonet of WWI infantry charges across no-man's-land AND that of the 'Desert Rats' of the 8th army in those iconic press-shots (and Airfix artwork) of World War II!

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