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Title Bayonet knot, 2nd Battalion/8th Company
Nationality German
Period c 1914
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These bayonet/side arm knots (troddeln) were introduced into the Prussian Army in 1808. The variant colours indicate the particular battalion and company to which the wearer belonged. They continued to be worn (normally wrapped round the frog) in the Weimar era and then in the Third Reich when the loose knot assumed a closed, barrel shaped form.

This example has suffered somewhat, the strap having been repaired near the slider, and the colours have run a little in some cleaning process. However, I can only stress the low survival rate of these Imperial souvenirs, as against the Third Reich types which are found with much greater frequency.

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

testimonials

The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

Received eagle today, exellent and well wrapped, thank you.

D T, UK, 15.02.2006

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