lot # 4238 - militaria World
Siam: Type 62 'Smiling Tiger' bayonet. Comes with a fitted Australian-made 'Mangrovite 43' marked leather scabbard & blackened pattern 37 web frog. The type 62 is a re-badged British Pattern 1907 bayonet. Siam purchased 10,000 SMLE rifles & Pattern 1907 bayonets from British in 1919 to equip the 'Wild Tiger Corps' royal bodyguard of Vajiravudh King Rama VI (1910-25). The tiger figural on the ricasso is representative of the Wild Tiger Corps. Grip screws bit rusty o/w GC.