RISB-11 From an old Mobile collection, a Type No.1 sword bayonet with a Yataghan blade for the Model 1855 Colt Revolving Rifle as described in Hardin’s, “The American Bayonet” page 106 #81. ( see photo) The upper iron guard through which the barrel passes has the distinctive pinched cockscomb with the lower guard terminating in a rearward-curving disk finial. The blade is in excellent condition as is the metal scabbard. The stud spring is fully functional and the number “146” is visible on the bird’s head next to the spring button. The blade bears the manufacturer's mark “S&K” for Schnitzler & Kirschbaum of Solingen Germany (1811-1864) As Hardin notes, “Colt contracted abroad for many of his arms during various periods of his career. The bayonets for this rifle were no exception.” According to Hardin this same bayonet was used on Colt’s Artillery Carbine.