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Title Bayonet knot, 3rd Battalion/12th 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 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 frayed throughout through heavy use no doubt (they were normally worn wrapped around the leather bayonet frog). 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]

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