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Title Gottscho bayonet, G98
Nationality German
Period 1915
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This bayonet was designed by Dr Lucien Gottscho of Berlin in November 1914, patented by him and supplied in limited numbers to Bavarians and Wurttembergers. It is unusual, inasmuch as, unlike the rest of the G/K98 series which have a TO slot, it has a square form slot for the cleaning rod.

The pommel is brazed in two pieces, the only example of this construction in the entire selection of G/K98 Mauser bayonets.

The grip is a nice fruitwood example with a couple of minor age splits and a middling patch of scarring in the centre of the obverse grip, perhaps from a piece of shrapnel. There are a couple of minor dings in the pommel, where typically it has been used to hammer in nails or some such. The blade is in magnificent condition. Alas, the scabbard is substantially creased and dented throughout its length on both sides, but at least it is the original scabbard with traces of what could well be the original black paint.

These rarely turn up on the English market today.

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

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


I received the 1859 Enfield bayonet and this one is simply awesome.

O L, USA, 07.10.2018

My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012