After a few weeks of waiting I get an early brown bess bayonet from the rifleshoppe. It`s cast from an original one and after a full day of filing; sanding and some polish it looks like an original one. There is still the regimental number and weapon number on it. After this hard work I made a hanger in style of the American militia for it. It's all hand stitched and made by myself.
Copy and photos supplied by Contemporary Makers' European Correspondent, Manfred Schmitz.