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Title NCO's sawback bayonet for Gewehr 98
Nationality German
Period 1901
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This bayonet is marked on the quillon and the top of the scabbard throat, '27.R.8.9' for the 27th regiment of the Prussian line. This unit suffered severe casualties on the Somme in 1916 and at this point the bayonet was probably captured by the English. The forte of the blade is marked 'ERFURT' under a crown for the arsenal.

There is a 2.5 cm long split to the top of the grip, a design fault in the first model of this bayonet, which was later modified with twin pairs of slab grips. The blade is in quite good shape, with excellent sharp teeth, and the scabbard seam is still intact. All the exterior ironwork has suffered somewhat and there are extensive oil and age stains to the grip.

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

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


I have received the dirk and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for delivering this in a professional and timely manner.

S M, Australia, 19.07.2010

Hi Chris, medals arrived safely and I am very pleased, will leave a mention for you on a military collectors forum and hopefully you may pick up some business.

Once again thank you.

Wayne Sinnot, UK, 04.08.2005