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Title Model 98/05 Mauser pioneer bayonet, sawback
Nationality German
Period 1917/18
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This was the first official issue bayonet, designed for the Karabiner 1905 Mauser. It has the flashguard on the back of the grip, a typical feature of wartime examples. The forte is stamped 'H.Mundlos & Co. // Magdeburg'. There is no date, only a Prussian acceptance stamp at the base of the blade, together with one above the press stud.

The blade has small patches of surface pitting scattered on both sides, and has been carefully sharpened. The grips appear to be fruitwood, a little oil/age stained. The hilt has been carefully hand cleaned. The scabbard has scattered surface pitting throughout, now polished bright.The sawback element of the blade is in exellent condition, just a few age stains here and there.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : German : 20th Century]


The parcel has arrived - at the time you indicated.

The sword lives up to expectations and looks even better than on the website. The detail and etching is superb.

Thanks so much for your help and the extra information.

R P, UK, 27.02.2016

The badges arrived this morning. Thank you for the prompt delivery and your help...

J H, UK, 13.01.2012