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Title Mauser bayonet, 98/05 model, officer's variant
Nationality German
Period c 1916
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This is the classic butcher bayonet used on all fronts in WW1 by the central alliance, including the Turks. This is an officer's example, which has been nickel plated as a symbol of rank. Swords were forbidden in the trenches in the British and German armies from the summer of 1915. The Mauser bayonet was used instead.

This version, maker marked J. Corts of Remscheid, is a little uncommon as an officer's sidearm, as most officers tended to carry a private issue version of the KS98 bayonet with or without a short sawback blade. This 98/05 started life as an ordnance weapon and was then converted by being nickel plated.

It has a leather frog marked Berlin 1916. The wood grips have had a little wear and tear, especially the obverse one, and in places the EPNS finish on the hilt has started to crumble. However, the blade and scabbard are still in magnificent shape.

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


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

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Just to let you know that the kukri arrived today safe and sound, many thanks for sending it so quickly. I'm more than pleased with this kukri, I'm so glad I spotted it on your website as I don't think I've ever seen another one like it for sale anywhere.

Once again many thanks and I hope to do business with you again in the future.

D D, UK, 11.10.2014

Incredibly, I received your shipment today. Super fast delivery, I was expecting it on Saturday. The helmet was, as you said, 100%. The side cap is excellent also...

L T, USA, 08.06.2006

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