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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]


bayonet arrived safely, I'm very happy with it

C B, UK, 02.09.2015

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