Bayonets of the World

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Extremly rare "Huggare"  of Gottland garnison M1810. Gotland Nationalbeväring - Gotland "homeguard" were organized during late napoleonic wars period. They consisted of locals and were not to be used outside the island. About 550 Gotland huggare are belived to be manufactured. Swedish historians contend if this was a fighting weapon or  sappers tool. Some even say it was designed for marine use, but it is not very likely. Unusual blade shape.