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Title S98 A.a. Mauser bayonet (sawback)
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]


Just to let you know that i have received the Sabre today and it looks great and nothing was damaged in transit. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and the descriptions on your web site perfectly match the condition of the item and i look forward to doing business with you in the future.

D E, UK, 20.01.2017

Just a quick mail to let you know the medals arrived today, very pleased with them and your service.

S S, UK, 10.03.2010