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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]


Wanted to let you know the items arrived today. Great job on the packing. Too often I buy very expensive and irreplaceable items from the UK and they get sent barely packed to protect them from the various postal services - appreciate you going the extra mile to insure it arrived in the shape it left. Thanks again, look forward to doing business with you in the future. Items were very nice, exactly as offered.

M M, USA, 18.03.2010

Thank you for the receipt. It wasn't necessary so soon. I was happy to get it when we meet. You have a most excellent reputation and I trust you. It is a pleasure to do business with you and hope to do more.

A T, UK, 08.06.2006