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Title Combined bayonet frog and Pioneer pick scabbard
Nationality Portuguese
Period c 1900
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

This rare piece of harness is for the 1886 and 1904 pattern bayonet and is a copy of the German original which turns a Pioneer's pick scabbard into a double use item to carry the bayonet as well. There is a small punch mark (AE?) on the reverse of the belt strap and there are tin liners to both sides of the pick scabbard.

The Pioneers represented approximately 10% of the men in each company, the rest somewhat less skilled men who would simply have carried an ordinary entrenching shovel.

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

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


Thank you for the delivery which arrived yesterday. The badges are in excellent condition.

P S, UK, 18.12.2012

Received the Cap Cord this morning. Its lovely thanks very much ... you are certainly a man whose advice I have always taken notice of. Now I am registered on your site it will be a frequent visitor of mine... Thanks again for the cord Chris its great.

M C, UK, 25.01.2011