Cook and Brothers New Orleans Bayonet


Cook and Brothers New Orleans Bayonet altered to Fighting Knife.  This Cook and Brothers New Orleans Bayonet started out on the end of a rifle.  The new owner apparently didn’t have a Cook Rifle of needed a knife.  This Cook and Brothers New Orleans Bayonet very well could have been made after the factory left New Orleans.  Hopefully this December the book on Confederate Shotguns will be out for sale.

This Cook and Brothers New Orleans Bayonet was photographed for the book.  Hopefully it will be used as a very rare Confederate alerted side knife.  Bayonets were never that popular with soldiers and easy to understand the alteration.  This Cook and Brothers New Orleans Bayonet was no doubt altered for stabbing Yankees.  The blade is 12 3/4 inches long and not sharpened.  It was crafted for one purpose and that was to kill.  The file marks show the lugs were filed off and springs removed.

Many relics were altered Post Civil War for farm and hunting purposes.  This Cook and Brothers New Orleans Bayonet was never sharpened.  It’s only purpose is a hand held bayonet for stabbing.  The lug being filed off makes it more user friendly when held.  The serial number is still visible.  I sold the only known Cook & Brothers factory made fighting knife using one of these shotgun bayonet handles.  I am sure there is another one maybe but, not aware of it’s existence.  I sold this Confederate made and altered weapon and traded back for it recently.  It should be published in the book and for sure another World Famous Rebel Relics Treasure.

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