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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]


You worked your magic again. The knife arrived this afternoon without any problem. [My husband] is quite delighted with it.

J J, Canada, 07.11.2006

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005