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Title Turkish Mauser bayonet, model 1903
Nationality Turkish
Period c 1903
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This clean example is marked in Arabic on the forte of the blade for Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co of Solingen. The grips are walnut and the Turkish star and crescent and tughra are in evidence on the blade and the pommel. This is the pipe-back version, somewhat rarer than the fullered variety and longer to boot.

The blade is based on the classic G98 German Mauser bayonet. There is substantial evidence of field service sharpening on a grindstone. However, this does not detract from the overall look of the piece, which, for its age, is pretty good. The scabbard seam is intact and the leather has most of its original surface finish.

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

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


The buckle arrived today in good order. Many thanks. I will keep an eye on your website for other buckles that may interest me...

A N, UK, 30.09.2008

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005