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Title Mauser dress bayonet, double-etched, model 98
Nationality German
Period c 1900
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This is a private purchase dress bayonet, loosely based on the design of the G98 issue weapon. The flat blade is profusely engraved on both sides with martial emblems amid oak leaf foliage. Centre stage on one side is an eagle under an imperial crown, while 'Karl Weisskopf' is engraved on the reverse. The back edge is engraved with a laurel motif.

On account of the use of an imperial rather than Prussian crown, this might have been carried by colonial troops/police or marine infantry.

The blade is 52.5 cm long and 2.3 cm wide at the forte. The EPNS finish is fairly sound overall, but there is some lifting of this on the reverse of the blade and both scabbard mounts. The leather scabbard, essentially sound. has lost some of the original nap. The grips would appear to be walnut. There is some minor distortion to the rifle slot on the pommel.

This is a non-fixable bayonet (ie it cannot be mounted on a rifle; the press stud is just for show - it was made like this).

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

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


My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012

The bayonet arrived safely this morning, it's excellent and exactly what I've been looking for, I'm very pleased with it! ... I've bookmarked your site and will keep a regular check to see what you have.

S A, UK, 05.01.2006