This is one of my favorite bayonets a Prussian infantry officers' 1871 sawback sidearm. It is a bayonet in appearance only, as it was never intended, nor could it be, attached to a rifle. It was meant to be worn on "dress" or formal occasions only. The blade is very long, slender and brittle, were it ever used as a saw or bayonet, it would surely break. That being said, I find it absolutely beautiful and condition couldn't be better!