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Title Mauser bayonet, short model 1889
Nationality Belgian
Period c 1889-1914
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This model, with a 25 cm blade, was manufactured from 1889-1915. It has nice fruitwood grips and is numbered T2161 on both cross guard and frog stud. There is a maker's stamp 'HF' under a crown, perhaps for Herstal Fabrique?

The scabbard has 85% original blue finish with some patches of old pitting and a few speckles of surface rust. There is also some surface pitting around the press stud, mostly now cleaned off.

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

[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : Belgian : 19th Century]


Just to let you know, the knot has arrived and is an awesome piece. It will make a great addition to the collection.

S V, USA, 05.08.2014

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006