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Title KuK dress bayonet, 1895 pattern Mannlicher
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1914-38
Price £140.00
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This is the standard dress bayonet of WW1 and later for the KuK/Honved armies of Austro-Hungary. Worn initially by NCOs (and, in WW1, by officers in preference to a sword) in the last two decades of the old Franz Joseph Empire, it continued in use under the republic. I have a photo of my dad wearing one as a Heimwehr officer under Dolfuss.

The maker's mark, V&N (a Hungarian firm), is stamped on the frog stud, along with the double eagle of the empire.

There is a loss of some 10/15% EPNS finish throughout and it is priced accordingly. The grips would appear to be oak, suggesting WW1 production. It would have been worn on a black leather frog.

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


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

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The buckle arrived today in good order. Many thanks. I will keep an eye on your website for other buckles that may interest me...

A N, UK, 30.09.2008

Just to tell you that the bayo arrived today and I'm very pleased with it.

C A, Netherlands, 06.11.2006

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