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Title Demag trench knife/bayonet
Nationality German
Period 1916-18
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

Perhaps the most original of all the ersatz Mauser bayonets of WW1, having a genuine double function as both knife and bayonet. It is also light for carrying. These were only made by Deutsche Maschinenfabrik A-G, Duisberg. Apart from the maker/patent stamps, there is a German Army acceptance stamp on the edge of the forte.

This has some 60% original olive green paintwork to the hilt, plus 70% black paint finish to the guard. The scabbard has virtually all the original black paint, which has a matt finish on the front. The leatherwork is dark brown and in reasonable shape, except at the press stud, now missing, where it has rotted away. Please do not confuse this with the WWA copy (made in India)!

As design goes, a true case of 'Vorsprung durch technik'!

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

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


Today I received your flag. It's very nice and looks genuine to me. Beautifull crisp colors! It looks barely used. It's a nice addition to my ww2 collection. I would even say, one of my top pieces.

Thanks for your excellent service and top communication!

I will check your site more often to see if you have more nice pieces.

R D, The Netherlands, 21.04.2018

Just to let you know that i have received the Sabre today and it looks great and nothing was damaged in transit. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and the descriptions on your web site perfectly match the condition of the item and i look forward to doing business with you in the future.

D E, UK, 20.01.2017