H024881 K98 COMBAT BAYONET. (Seitengewehr 98K)
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: Roughly 25cm long, drop forged, steel construction blade with wide fullers. Maker marked "43 fze" for F.W Holler. Miss-matched scabbard with "43 avg" marking. Bakelite grip. All the fittings, blade and frog have been polished to a bright shine (post war?) for most probably a parade usage. Comes with a leather scabbard that looks be off an earlier (wider) WW1 period bayonet.
GRADE *** 1/2 PRICE $135.00
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