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Title Combined bayonet frog and Pioneer pick scabbard
Nationality Portuguese
Period c 1900
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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]

testimonials

The 3 medals have just arrived safely - very interesting. (From your description I was expecting ribbon to be dreadful; personally, I think that the "Russian Front" is beautifully 'aged'.)

M M, UK, 12.02.2013

Excellent information, Chris, you've been making a big effort! I will spell it out more closely (I'm a historian!) and don't think Bezdek can add much more.

A C, Belgium, 26.06.2005

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