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Title G98 Mauser bayonet, 2-part grip
Nationality German
Period 1914
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This is the second model of the long G98 bayonet, the first one having a single-piece wrap-round wooden grip. This was the classic bayonet of the beginning of the Great War, carried by most German infantry regiments. The length of the blade matches its French counterpart exactly, the rifles being of a similar length as well.

This particular example has been sharpened for field service and is clearly stamped 14 (for 1914) at the base of the blade. It is made by Simson & Co of Suhl.

There is a pleasing mid-brown patination to the iron elements of the hilt. There is some minor bruising to the back of the bayonet locking slot and there is no scabbard.

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

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


Just picked up the bayonet,

I'm very pleased with it.

P E, UK, 11.10.2012

Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010