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H022074 K98 COMBAT BAYONET WITH FROG.(Seitengewehr 98K mit Seitengewehrtasche)
BACKGROUND: The K98 bayonet was a modification of the already modified S84/98 bayonet that had been originally developed in 1915. Manufacture of this new modified bayonet began in 1934 with mass production beginning in 1936. The K98 bayonet was a standard issue item and was accompanied by a bayonet frog to be worn on the reverse left side of the weight bearing waist belt. The K98 bayonet remained the standard issue bayonet through-out the war with minor manufacturing variations. As the war continued the quality of the bayonets deteriorated and in mid-1944 most manufacturers discontinued producing the bayonet to concentrate on producing other essential war materials.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Steel construction blade with wide fullers have been cut down and heavily sharpened. Maker marked "44 asw.". Worn matching scabbard, complete with its original leather frog.
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