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Title Demag trench knife/bayonet
Nationality German
Period 1916-18
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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]


I receive[d] the parcel today and am very happy with the swords.

Many thanks again and look forward to doing business with you again,

A M, UK, 22.10.2012

Everything AOK. Excellent stuff on your part. I would not hesitate to buy like objects off you again. My sincere thanks!

D S, Australia, 31.12.2007