WORLD WAR TWO GERMAN K98 COMBAT BAYONET

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Item Code: 918-75

The K98 bayonet was a standard issue item and was accompanied by a bayonet frog to be worn on the left side of the waist belt. The K98 bayonet remained the standard issue bayonet through-out the war with minor manufacturing variations.

The drawn bayonet meas. approx.15.25 inches overall and has a beautifully blued blade that meas. approx. 10.00 inches long. Bluing is present throughout except for a narrow area on each side of the point where rubbing from drawing and replacing the bayonet has thinned the blue. Blade has a wide fuller that meas. approx. 7.00 inches long. Blade edge is excellent. The top of the spine bears a date of “1940.” One side of the ricasso has the maker “P. WEYERSBURG” while the opposite side bears the number “9189” over a small lowercase “d” which matches the scabbard.

Grip has Bakelite grips are excellent as is the pommel and stud button. Top of the pommel bears two Waffenamt with the code WaA253.

Metal scabbard is semi-bright with light scattered mottling and some pitting.

Leather frog is in good condition with only light wear on the latch tab which holds the grip to the frog. Back of the frog bears a maker’s mark and the date “1940.”  [ad]

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