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Title KS98 sawback bayonet - Kaiserliche Schutztruppe
Nationality German
Period 1911
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This rare bayonet was issued to the German troops in SW Africa and is regimentally marked with matching numbers both on the scabbard and the hilt, which is unusual. The blade has much of its original factory finish and was made at the Erfurt arsenal, dated 1911 at the forte, with all the original government inspection stamps throughout.

The scabbard has much of its original blue finish mixed in with some medium age patination. The reverse leather grip is fine; however, the obverse one is slightly damaged at the guard and the face of the leather is quite badly worn. However, this is common on African bayonets as leather simply did not stand up to the climate.

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


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

testimonials

The package arrived today, and the two items are nice. The Mother Cross actually looks a lot better in person than in the pics.

K P, Spain, 20.06.2017

The iron cross you sent me came on Saturday morning. Very pleased with the medal.

A M, UK, 13.08.2007

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