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Title K98 combat bayonet by Elite Diamant
Nationality German
Period 1940
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This is a nice early war example (dated '40' for 1940 at the top of the blade) of the classic Third Reich combat bayonet, which fitted on the standard Kar.98 Third Reich rifle. It has the dark bakelite grips of the early war period, later replaced with brick red bakelite with a sawdust element to prevent frost cracking on the Russian Front.

This is a clean example, with most of its original blue finish on the blade and traces at the top of the scabbard. There is some minor age patination to the hilt and scabbard. The scabbard is a mismatch with the hilt, having a different number, a fairly common occurence, but is dated 1937 and maker coded S/174.The scabbard throat screw is missing.

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


[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : Third Reich : Wehrmacht]

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Chris, arrived yesterday, all is well. It is very refreshing to do business with you.

B N, USA, 11.02.2013

The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

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