H035380 K98 COMBAT BAYONET SCABBARD. (Scheide für 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. When issued the bayonet was accompanied with a scabbard.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly, 27cm tall, tapered, blued, tooled, sheet steel construction scabbard features an inset, top throat piece, a brazed on frog lug to the obverse and a bottom ball tip. Nicely marked "41 ddl". Near mint and nice!
GRADE ****3/4 PRICE $120.00
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