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The K-98 dress bayonet was a dress version of the Combat style. It was worn by enlisted and NCO personnel. The bayonet was finished with a high-quality nickel plating, black checkered Bakelite or genuine stag grip plates and black painted scabbard. The choice of blade length was left to the purchaser, being nickel-plated short or long version. There was a red or green colored felt insert in the rifle slot and the bayonet was suspended from a black or brown leather frog.

Enlisted or NCO personnel were permitted to purchase K-98 dress bayonets with fancy etched blades. These etchings run the gamut from simple designs featuring the standard remembrance, Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit (In Memory of My Service Time), to very fancy, custom etched depictions, citing the individual's regiment, unit, and sometimes even his name. Many blade factories offered unique etch patterns. The etch work was often state of the art.



D&EBAY #40097 SS Dress K98 Bayonet - Carl Julius Krebs

This SS Dress Bayonet has excellent nickel plating on the hilt, which remains completely intact. The mortise button and lock work well, but there is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety and they are in excellent condition. These plates are retained by nickel plated steel rivets with dressed heads. These rivets also retain their original plating.

The scabbard is the standard, long variety, having good, original black paint. This paint shows minor age but looks to be intact through to the lower ball.

Attached to the bayonet is a black frog. This leather frog is in excellent condition and has a SS bayonet trodden tied around it, in the original tie. The knot looks to have been on there for a long, long time. It is the style with textured aluminum bullion and twin black edge lines. The slide and stem are bullion with a black "V" weave. The lower ball is bullion and black and the stuffing matches the strapping.

The long blade has a wide fuller and outstanding nickel plating. It is easily in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is marked with the Krebs Crowned "K" trademark, and the original leather blade buffer is in place.

A fine, original dress bayonet here, carried by an SS man. It is very difficult to find bayonets with these SS knots attached.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $895.00

D&EBAY #39868 Long Single Etched Bayonet - Puma

This bayonet is in choice condition throughout, with 100% of the original nickel plating. This plating is still quite bright. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt is in place in the rifle slot. It has some minor mothing.

The grip plates are in perfect condition, being the usual black checkered type. These plates are retied by steel rivets with dressed heads.

The scabbard is nice and straight and has excellent original black paint. The paint is almost entirely intact, except for some minor carrying signs.

The original frog is the patent leather type. It has some attic crazing but remains serviceable. It is the style with a single center rivet.

The long blade has a wide fuller and has been heavily nickel plated. This blade remains in mint condition. The reverse is etched with a full panel, with a standard remembrance in the center. This is flanked by oak leaves and has a helmet on the right. The Wehrmacht eagle is actually visible on this etched helmet; some amazing detail work here. On the left is an open winged eagle and swastika. The lower border is marked "Ges Gesch". The reverse ricasso is marked with a Puma Cat trademark, and the original leather blade buffer is in place.

A very fine etched bayonet here; Puma always made very high quality pieces.

Excellent Plus. $695.00

D&EBAY #32177 Early Short Dress Bayonet

This bayonet is a very early example. The way that you can tell this is the fact that the base metal of the bayonet is steel not pot metal as the later types will be. Naturally it is magnetic. The mortise button and lock work well. There is no felt in the rifle slot. The plating throughout this bayonet is all there except for a portion of the mortise lock where about half of the plating has come off.

Another way that you can tell the bayonet is early is that it has the close checkered Bakelite grips which are different from the celluloid type that were used later on. This bayonet probably comes from the early 1930s. These grip plates are in perfect condition and they are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout and is in good condition. The original black paint has some minor scratches and chips on the obverse but is almost perfect on the reverse. There is also a desirable frog on this scabbard being the type that has the metal backing that is D.R.P. marked. We used to think that this represented the German post office but this marking really is just a patent pending mark for the steel backing. Whatever firm made these steel-backed frogs made very few of them as we do not see them too often.

The blade of this example is the short style having narrow fuller and stepped end. Although the nickel plating is still mostly bright there are a few surface scratches throughout the blade on both sides but perhaps with a little effort much of this could be polished out. With nickel plating you really don’t have to worry about shining it up to much as there is no grain to worry about. The original brown leather buffer is gone to time.

Overall though a good early bayonet.

Excellent Plus. $160.00

D&EBAY #34567 SS Long Plain Bayonet with SS VT Troddel – WKC

This plain Long Bayonet is a SS example as evidenced by the troddel that is connected to the frog. The nickel-plated hilt is in outstanding condition having 100% of the original finish intact. The mortise button works well. There is red felt in the rifle slot showing only mild mothing. The grip plates are the earlier bake-o-lite type and they are in good crisp condition being retained by two rivets each having a dressed head on the obverse. The scabbard is nice and straight throughout. This scabbard has very good original black paint having only nominal signs of usage. This paint is about 95%. There is a brown frog attached to this scabbard which appears to be original to the piece. This brown frog is in very good condition throughout having a good rich color to the leather.

Attached to the frog in the standard tie is a SS VT troddel. This troddel is an off-white or tan color having twin sets of black lines which run the length of the edges. The strapping has texturing throughout its surfaces. There is just a slight fray where the strapping comes out of the knot. The slide, stem and acorn cap are all of a yellow color. These parts show some wear but they are all there. The lower portion of the acorn is covered in white and black speckled yarn and the lower insert matches the strapping. The long style blade has a stepped configuration with narrow fuller. This is quite rare to see as normally stepped blades are only the short types. This blade has very fine nickel-plated surfaces and it remains in mint condition. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the knighthead trademark of the WKC firm. The original black washer is in place. Finding an original SS VT knot still secured to a bayonet is a very rare thing today. You can see these knots in wear in my SS book on page 607, and on page 612 there are some SS VT knots shown in color. A great item here for someone outfitting an SS VT mannequin.

Excellent Plus, Plus $850.00

D&EBAY #36487C Early Single-etched Short Bayonet – Alcoso

This bayonet is of very early production, as evidenced by the fact that it bears the Alcoso trademark that was used prior to 1937. The hilt has a dull nickel finish, but this is just patination and will clean up nicely. The nickel throughout this hilt is still at 100%. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt is still in the rifle slot.

The checkered grip plates are in excellent condition, retained by nickel-plated steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard shell is in excellent condition throughout, having nearly perfect original paint; it rates at close to 100%. There is an outstanding frog attached to this bayonet. It is a traditional leather type which is constructed with two rivets that have colored black heads. It is marked on the reverse, “Carl Henkel / Bielefeld”.

The blade is the short style, with a narrow fuller and a stepped end. This blade has the “neutral” motif that was used by Alcoso prior to 1938. The Techet book shows the “neutral” pattern used by Alcoso after this time period on page 94. This example bears the standard remembrance, all in one line, and then the panel is surrounded by a mix of oak leaves and acorns. The background is frosted in the normal manner. This blade shows a little bit of usage towards the lower area, but overall is still in excellent condition. The reverse ricasso bears the Alcoso scales logo, with the initials, “ACS” interspersed. This mark is quite different from the trademark adopted in 1937, which had the name of the firm under the scales. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

If you are an etched bayonet collector and are looking for hard to find variations, this bayonet is probably right up there in terms of difficultly.

Excellent. $395.00

D&EBAY #39818AC Army Single Etched Bayonet – Alcoso

This Army example is a short model with a good nickel-plated hilt. There are a couple of minor wear spots to the plating on the edges but is is otherwise about 95% intact. The mortise button and lock remain in good working order, and the original red felt remains in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black checkered type, with fine surfaces and retained by means of steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout the obverse and has a small ding on the lower reverse. The paint is still quite bright and about 95% intact.

The short blade has a stepped end and a narrow fuller. The reverse of the blade is plain and in mint condition. The obverse blade is etched with the so-called “Neutral” etch, with springs of oak leaves around the standard remembrance. There are no swastikas on this version. This is an early bayonet, probably from about ‘36 of ‘37. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the early Alcoso Scales trademark, and the original leather blade buffer is in place.

A good example here for the bayonet collector; these plain, standard remembrance types are not all that common.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

D&EBAY #39697C Stag Gripped Long Bayonet – F. W. Höller

This Höller Long Bayonet is a real beauty. The nickel hilt mounts are in very fine, 100% intact condition and remain nice and bright. The mortise button and lock work well, and the red felt insert in the rifle slot appears to be original and free of moth damage.

The grip plates are most attractive, being a deep coffee color on the obverse and perhaps even slightly darker on the reverse. Both plates have fine grains shot through with lighter color tones, and are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is completely dent free and is in new-like condition, having original paint. This paint is 100% intact and retains the factory brightness. A very beautiful scabbard here!

The long blade of this bayonet is also extremely nice. This blade has high quality nickel plating and a wide fuller; it is in fully mint condition. The obverse ricasso of the blade is stamped with the Höller Thermometer trademark, and the original, new-like brown leather blade buffer is in place.

If you are looking for an outstanding Stag Grip Bayonet this one will easily exceed your expectations.

Mint. $450.00

D&EBAY #39705 Stag Gripped Long Bayonet – WKC

This fine Long Bayonet has good nickel-plated surfaces, showing just a bit of age but with no missing plating. The mortise button and lock work, and the slot retains the original red felt. This felt insert has a little mothing but nothing too bad.

The grip plates are extremely attractive, with nice tones of tan and brown and fine, high grains. These plates are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has excellent original black paint. This paint shows a little bit of crazing here and there, but overall is at least 98% intact and has the original shine.

There is a fine brown leather frog attached to this scabbard. This frog is maker marked and is dated “1940”. The leather is in good shape and it is retained by four aluminum rivets. One rivet is missing from the upper left area toward the belt loop.

The blade of this bayonet is fairly difficult to find, being one of the long variants with stepped ends and a narrow fuller. Normally we only see this design on short bayonets. For those of your out there that collect bayonets I would think this pattern would be a welcome addition to your collection. The nickel plating on the blade is perfect and pristine. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the Knight Head trademark of the WKC firm, and the fine, original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A great, unusual design here, perfect for the type collector.

Excellent Plus. $350.00

D&EBAY #39698C Plain Long Bayonet – WKC

This Long Bayonet has an outstanding nickel-plated finish; this plating is easily 100% intact and remains in nearly mint condition, showing little usage. The mortise button and lock work well. There is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black, checkered variety, and remain in perfect condition. These plates are retained by nickel-plated steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The straight scabbard is a beauty and in full mint condition. The original paint is totally intact and couldn’t be nicer. The lug is the typical WKC type that we refer to as a “roach”, as it is long and thin.

The long blade has nearly perfect plating, with just a small amount missing at the very tip. This blade has a wide fuller. The ricasso is stamped with the WKC trademark Knight Head trademark, and the original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A very fine WKC example here.

Mint Minus. $295.00

D&EBAY #39705A Stag Gripped Short Dress Bayonet

This Short Bayonet has very fine, 100% intact nickel plating on the hilt which shows little age. The mortise button and lock work well and the red felt insert remains in the rifle slot.

This bayonet has fine looking grip plates of dark antler. These plates are darker than we normally see but are very pleasing to the eye. They have good grains that grown lighter in color as the grains rise. The rivets are interesting as they are of nickel and the plates were countersunk to accommodate them. Some nice work here, to be sure.

The scabbard retains nearly 100% of the original black paint, with just a but missing around the lower ball. This scabbard has the “roach” style lug typical of WKC; although this blade is unmarked there it a good chance it was made by this firm.

The short blade remains bright throughout, with a stepped end and a narrow fuller. The original washer is in place and is new-like.

A very fine Dress Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $250.00

D&EBAY #39704C Plain Luftwaffe Short Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

The hilt of this Luftwaffe Bayonet is in nice condition, retaining 100% of the nickel plating and showing little age. The mortise button and lock work well and there is a red felt insert in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety and are in perfect condition. These plates are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The original plaint is still quite good, showing some minor surface age but remaining at least 95% intact.

There is a fine brown leather frog which appears original to the piece. This frog remains in excellent condition, being the style that was worn by Luftwaffe personnel.

The short blade is the type with a stepped end and a narrow fuller. It retains an outstanding nickel-plated finish and is easily in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark and the original and the original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A nice Eickhorn example here.

Excellent Plus. $250.00

D&EBAY #38400C 1898 Jäger Bayonet with Blue Paneled Blade – Carl Eickhorn

This 1898 Jäger Bayonet has very fine nickel plated hilt mounts; the plating throughout is still 100% intact. The mortise and lock work well.

The grip plates are of wood, being the 2nd Style. These plates have grooves cut into them to afford a good grip and are retained by a rivet and spanner.

The scabbard is of fine leather that has been decorated with the usual pattern of twin lines. It is not sewn up the rear so it it possible that there is composition below the leather covering. The upper and lower scabbard mounts are nickel-plated and have scalloped edges. The lower mount is retained by staples on both sides, while the upper mount has but one. The leather on this example is in outstanding condition.

The long blade is about 20 inches in length, being in the quill back style. It is nice and bright throughout with a very fine nickel-plated finish. The blade is in nearly full mint condition. The obverse etching depicts a hunter aiming a rifle, and in the center is a beautiful blue panel with the raised out text, “Westf. Jäger Bataillon No 7.” The etches ends with a hunting dog. The reverse has a full hunting scene. The spine of the blade has been decorated with laurel leaves. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the back-to-back Squirrels logo used by Eickhorn during the Imperial era. I do not see any trace of a blade washer on this piece.

An extremely nice and rarely seen Jäger Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,095.00

D&EBAY #38399C Model 1898 Long Jäger Bayonet

The hilt plating of this Model 1898 Jäger Bayonet show a little bit of bubbling beneath the surfaces of both sides, but all of the plating remains. The mortise button and lock still work well.

The grip plates are the wooden 2nd Style, with slots cut into them to afford a good grip. These plates are retained by nickel spanner and rivet hardware.

The scabbard shell is of fine black leather that show little age. It is decorated with the usual twin edge lines and is sewn up the rear. The nickel-plated scabbard mounts have scalloped edged are are retained by staples in the usual fashion. There is some minor lifting to the plating on these mounts but it is largely intact.

The blade of this bayonet measures about 20 inches long and is in the quill back pattern. The blade has very fine nickel plating and is triple etched. There is very fine frosting on this blade. The obverse depicts a stag and a does beneath trees. In the center there is a panel with the words, “Magdeb. Jäger – Bat. No. 4”. The reverse of the blade has a very fine set of hunting scenes, including a very large howling wolf. Further along are stags and other forest scenes. The spine is decorated with an etch of laurel leaves. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the old W. K. & C. King and Knight trademark. There is no evidence of a blade washer.

A very fine Jäger example here.

Excellent. $1,095.00

D&EBAY #38398C 1871 Prussian Jäger Walking-out Bayonet – W. K. & C.

This Jäger Bayonet is the Model 1871, which has the special hilt with a rifle mortise mechanism set into the center of the pommel. The pommel itself has a large curved, extended eagle's beak which hooks off to the left side. The nickel plating on the hilt is in an outstanding state.

The crossguard has a quillon that rises upward in a teardrop to the left, while the right is circular to permit passage of the rifle barrel.

The grip plates are of fine checkered Bakelite retained by five nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is also a beauty, being constructed of black leather with twin accent lines on both edges and sewn up the rear. The leather remains almost new-like. The upper and lower portion have nickel scabbard mounts with scalloped edges. These mounts are retained by staples, the lower mount with one on each side.

There is an an original black leather frog attached to this bayonet. It has four rivet construction and remains in very fine condition.

The mint blade of this example is a very impressive quill back style which is 19 inches in length; these weapons were huge! Etched into the obverse blade is a hunter carrying a rifle. In the center is a fine frosted panel with the raised out text, “Westf. Jäger Bataillon No. 7”. After this we see a scene of birds in a grassy area. On the reverse of this fine blade has a likeness of the Kaiser, seen from the right. On either side is the standard remembrance. The whole affair is surrounded by oak leaves. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the 19th century W. K. & C. King and Knight trademark. The original leather blade buffer is in place.

An outstanding Jäger Bayonet here, which should be of interest to those who collect Hunting and Forestry pieces as well.

Near Mint. $1,095.00

D&EBAY #39546C 1898 Sea Battalion Etched Bayonet – W. K. & C.

This long Sea Battalion Bayonet measures about 26 inches overall. The hilt is constructed with nickel-plated steel mounts. This plating remains in excellent condition, with no rust or problems. The mortise button and lock work well.

The grip plates are of fine walnut, cut to fit the curves of the pommel. Each grip plate has nine angled grooves to act as a handhold. These plates are in perfect condition and have a beautiful wood grain which runs lengthwise. They are retained by matching nickel rivets and spanners which appear unturned.

The scabbard is a very fine black leather example, with the usual twin accent lines that run along the edges. The leather is sewn up the rear and remains in top condition, showing almost no age. The scabbard is fitted with matching nickel scabbard mounts. These mounts have scalloped edges and remain in perfect condition, each retained by staples. The upper mount is fitted with a lug.

The 21 inch blade is a rare sight indeed. It remains in splendid condition, fully mint and being the style with a wide fuller and a quill-back at the end.

It is a doubled etched example. The obverse of the blade is etched with nautical themes including a crossed spyglass and sword over a life preserver, a Prussian eagle and a dreadnaught complete with ensigns. The real eye catcher on the blade, though, is the blue center panel. Raised out this this panel are the words, “Kaiserl. III See Batallion”. In other words the original owner was attached to the Kaiserliche 3rd Sea Battalion. Sea Battalion personnel were not unlike the Marines we have in America, performing much of the same duties.

The reverse of the blade is also quite beautiful, also covered in nautical themes. There are sailing ships with flying ensigns, an Imperial Crown set atop an anchor, and a globe superimposed over crossed oars and a spyglass. The etches on this bayonet are just fabulous, retaining 100% of the original frosting in the backgrounds. The obverse ricasso is marked with the turn of the 19th century W. K. & C., with the head of a Knight and a King placed side by side.

If you are a serious Imperial collector this impressive bayonet would make a tremendous addition to an advanced collection.

Near Mint. $1,495.00 (#050617)

D&EBAY #39385C Imperial Dress Saw-back Bayonet – W. K. & C.

This Imperial Dress Bayonet is a short version, measuring 13 ½ inches overall and with a 7 ½ inch blade./P>

The hilt is a large proportioned type, with outstanding nickel plating. The plating is free from age and look very impressive. The mortise button and lock work well.

The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite variety, both being in perfect condition. They are the type with the breather slot at the bottom, and are retained by steel with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is as straight as an arrow and in extremely nice condition. The paint remains mint on this scabbard; it is possible it was repainted, but if so it was done a long time ago and very professionally. It retains a nice luster.

The blade is a saw-back type, with a stepped end and a narrow fuller. It has a few extremely minor scratches on the reverse but they are difficult to see and the obverse is totally free of wear. The obverse ricasso is marked with the Knight and King trademark used by W. K. & C. at the turn of the 19th century, and the original brown leather blade washer is in place.

An extremely nice and rarely seen dress saw-back bayonet here.

Near Mint. $695.00

D&EBAY #39458 Short Army Infantry Etched Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This Eickhorn example remains in good overall condition. The hilt has nearly all of the original nickel plating, with a just a few age spots here and there but still 95% intact. The original red felt buffer remains in the rifle slot and is in good condition.

The grips are of black checkered Bakelite, in good condition. They are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout, with good, original paint. There is some mild attic crazing but the paint is entirely intact. Attached to the scabbard is a black patent leather frog, which also show some mild crazing but it too is very serviceable.

The short blade has a stepped end and narrow fuller on both sides. It carries the etch reserved for the Army Infantry, listed as Eickhorn Pattern #3220. It features a ribbon with the standard remembrance in the center, surrounded by oak leaves. At the bottom is a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika and, at the top, is a helmet over crossed rifles that is superimpose over a wreath of oak leaves. This blade is completely mint and retains all of the original frosting. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A good example here, priced reasonably.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #39547C Short Dress Bayonet – WKC

This basic Short Dress Bayonet has good nickel plating on the hilt. This plating looks to be 100% intact. The mortise button and lock work well.

The black checkered grip plates are in good condition, retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is in excellent condition, with very nice original paint. This paint is easily 100% intact.

The mint blade of this bayonet has a stepped end and narrow fullers on with both sides. It is mirror-bright and stamped on the obverse with the Knight Head trademark of the WKC firm. The original brown leather blade washer is intact and in place.

A solid standard Dress Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $175.00

D&EBAY #39386C Short Bayonet with Stag Grip

The hilt of this bayonet remains in outstanding condition, with all of the original nickel plating intact and still nice and bright. The mortise and button and lock are functional.

The grip plates are constructed from very fine antler. They have beautiful coffee colored surfaces with gleaming golden grains and edges. These plates are retained by a pair of nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is fine and straight. The paint is nearly 100% intact, with just some mild wear in the area that was covered by the original frog.

The short blade has a stepped end and narrow fullers. It is completely mint and has a mirror finish. It is an unmarked example. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

If you are looking for a stellar stag grip example this example will please you. It is very well preserved.

Near Mint. $350.00

D&EBAY #39498 Imperial/Weimar Long Dress Bayonet

This is probably the longest dress bayonet that I have ever handled over the years; the blade alone is 16 inches on this piece. We see this on Police bayonets but not normally on dress Army types.

The hilt is in terrific condition, with 100% of the original nickel-plated finish which is mirror bright. The pommel eagle has an unusual beak, jutting out further than most and with a distinct curve from the brow to the start of the beak. It’s a really unique look. The mortise button is a faux type.

The grip plates are the early checkered Bakelite type. They are in perfect condition, retained by nickel rivets with dressed heads on both sides.

The very long scabbard is a beauty, being totally straight and perfect throughout. Instead of black paint this scabbard has an outstanding blued finish that remains 100% intact, which is a rare sight indeed. The throat is copper plated which gives a nice look against the blued finish.

The scabbard is equipped with a black frog. This frog has a boss and a retainer loop at the upper area.

The unique blade is 16 inches long and is the style with a wide fuller. This blade has a bight, nickel-plated finish and in full mint condition. It is unmarked and has no blade washer; I don’t know if it was made this way, but it is what it is.

An interesting and rarely seen ultra-long bayonet here, perfect for the ardent bayonet collector.

Mint. $695.00

D&EBAY #39325C Double Etched Army Bayonet – F. W. Höller

This plating on the reverse of the hilt of this bayonet is in very good condition; sadly the same can not be said of the front. The obverse has quite a but of flaking on the right pommel and crossguard. The mortise button and lock work well.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered type, in perfect condition and retained nickel-plated steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has original black paint. The paint is failing a bit on this scabbard; I’d say there is about 85% of it remaining.

The frog is a patent leather type, showing some attic crazing but remaining serviceable. This frog is the type with a single rivet in the reverse.

The blade is a the short style with a stepped end and a narrow fuller. This blade is in mint condition. The obverse has the etch commonly seen on Höller pieces, #ES102. It features the standard remembrance in two lines, flanked by Wehrmacht eagles. On the reverse is the not so commonly seen etch of a machine gun crew, as well as a crew manning an artillery piece. This etch was offered as #D201 in the period catalog. Both etches are extremely well done and retain full frosting. These etchings are exceptionally detailed and offer a look to look at!

The obverse ricasso is stamped familiar Höller Thermometer logo, and the original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A rarely seen etch here. This bayonet is priced reasonably due to the minor faults on th hilt plating, but it remains a good opportunity.

Excellent. $795.00

D&EBAY #39324C Etched Long Panzer Bayonet – Robert Klaas

The hilt of this Long Panzer Bayonet is nice and bright, with 100% of the original nickel plating. The mortise button and lock work well. There is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black checkered type and remain in perfect condition throughout. They are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout, with fairly good original black paint. This paint shows some age in the surfaces but is basically intact.

Attached to the scabbard is a patent leather frog. This frog shows quite a bit of attic crazing but remains serviceable. It has a backing of green felt that shows signs of wear and minor mothing. This frog is of five rivet construction.

Attached to the frog is the original troddel. Unfortunately this troddel was just about worn to death, with the strapping being completely frayed and the red colors missing from the wooden based slide and stem. The red cap remains on the grey lower ball, the ball having an insert that would have matched the strapping had it been in better shape. The next owner may want to remove this troddel as it doesn’t do much to improve the looks of the piece, but I have left it in place for authenticities sake.

The blade is the long style with a wide fuller, in mint condition. The obverse has a center panel etched with the standard remembrance, as well as “...beim Panzer Regt. 1 / Eferfurt”. To the left of the four line dedication is a helmet with a visible National Insignia, and on the right is an open-winged Army eagle, looking to the viewer’s left and clutching a wreathed swastika. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the excellent Kissing Cranes trademark of the Klass firm, and the original black leather blade washer is in place.

A rather exciting bayonet here, and in choice condition. If you are a Panzer guy this would make a very fine addition to your collection.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,495.00

D&EBAY #39171 Etched Oval Panel Long Bayonet – E. Pack

This bayonet was produced exclusively by E. Pack; it is a must for those of you out there collecting advanced etched bayonets.

This example has a very fine hilt, with 100% of the nickel intact. This nickel shows only the most modest amounts of age and has a bright surface. The rifle slot contains the original green felt which looks to be free of moth damage.

The checkered grip plates are in choice condition, retained by off-center Pack-style rivets and spanners. The rivet heads retain all of their plating.

The scabbard is a choice example and is straight throughout. The black paint still has lots of luster and other than some mild crazing is nearly 100% intact. It is interesting to note that the throat of this scabbard is the correct E. Pack type; these throats are of pot metal and you can just make this out through the paint.

The long blade is in mint condition with a wide fuller. Etched on the obverse is the very rare oval panel which features a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika set atop a helmet. Around the bird are sprays of laurel leaves and berries. These designs are in a bright nickel finish with a frosted background; very beautiful indeed. Etched horizontally above the oval is the standard remembrance. The reverse ricasso is etched with the Hammering Siegfried trademark of the Pack firm.

The original brown leather blade buffer is intact and in place.

If you a collector of Pack bayonets or interested in starting (or expanding) and advanced bayonet collection, this piece is an absolute must. These oval panel Pack bayonets do not come along very frequently. An extremely desirable bayonet here.

Near Mint. $2,195.00

D&EBAY #26611 Stag Gripped Long Bladed with Etched Personalization

This fine looking Bayonet has been plated in the later-seen chrome finish. The chrome finish has a slightly lighter color tone to it than the nickel, but the practiced eye will easily see it. This finish is still in perfect condition throughout. The mortise button and lock work well. The original felt is missing from the blade slot.

The grip plates of this example are extremely pretty. They are a fine stag, having attractive brown and tan grains with golden edges. These grip plates were cut and fit by a master. They are retained by brass rivets which have dressed heads on both sides.

The scabbard has its original black paint and it is nice and straight throughout. The paint is in good condition, having a few wearing signs, but it easily rates at about 95%. There are also signs in the paint where a once present frog rubbed a little of the surface.

The long style blade is the type which has a wide fuller. This blade also has a chrome plated finish. It is my guess that this chrome finish could have been ordered as an extra feature, since this man had his blade personalized. The personalization is very similar to the type which is shown in the Wayne Techet book on Page 255.

The man's name is beautifully etched into the center of the blade and the backgrounds have been gilded. Flanking the name are some fancy scroll work which extends under the name also. The name written in script is “Helmut Bür”. The detail to the lettering is exquisite and this is really quite a nice looking bayonet. It is possible that this name could be researched, although, since he was an enlisted man, it is a lot tougher than finding an officer who would normally be on the Luftwaffe rank list. The blade is in near full mint condition and has been protected by an in-place, brown leather buffer.

A very fine example here, and bayonets with this type of personalization are quite rarely seen.

Near Mint. $750.00

D&EBAY #38701 Short Army Dress Bayonet – C. Gustav Spitzer

This Army Dress Bayonet is in superb condition. It has outstanding, new-like nickel-plating on the hilt. There is only one or two minor scratches and just the slightest bit of peel in the vicinity of the lock.

The grip plates on this bayonet are the standard black checkered type and are in perfect condition. They are retained by nickel-plated rivets with dressed obverse heads. All of the plating is intact on these rivet heads.

The scabbard is also a nice example, being straight throughout. There is a little bit of age crazing on the obverse and reverse but overall the paint is still very good.

The short blade is the type with a wide fuller. It has highest quality nickel plating and is in completely mint condition. It is marked on the reverse with wonderful Prancing Lion trademark of the Spitzer firm, complete with a protruding tongue. The original, in-place brown leather blade buffer is new-like.

A very fine bayonet here that looks in virtually unissued condition.

Mint Minus. $295.00

D&EBAY #38667 Postal Protection Dress Bayonet – Paul Weyersberg

This Postal Protection Bayonet has a good nickel hilt that shows modest age to the plating. The plated surfaces, however, are still 100% intact. The mortise button and lock work well but there is no felt insert in the rifle slot.

The grip plates on this bayonet are the usual black checkered variety, retained by nickel rivets with dressed heads.

The accompanying scabbard is straight throughout and has good original paint. This paint shows some minor crazing but is still in decent condition.

The attached frog is a dark brown color, being a high quality example with a single rivet in the reverse.

The blade of this bayonet is a nickel-plated example, showing a few signs of usage but remaining bright throughout. The blade is deeply stamped on the obverse ricasso “DRP”. Beneath this is an accountability number, “1273”. The reverse ricasso is marked with the later Weyersberg trademark, the name of the firm being contained within an ellipse. You can see this type of marking in my SS book on page 576.

We see these Postal bayonets made by both Weyersberg and Alcoso. They are fairly difficult to come by and always make a great addition to a collection of bayonets.

Excellent Plus. $695.00

D&EBAY #38443C Long Stag Gripped Luftwaffe Bayonet – E. Pack

This Luftwaffe Bayonet is an early example and it still has fine, bright plating on the hilt. This nickel plating has a minor amount of age freckling in the surfaces, but none of it has really penetrated. The mortise and lock are functional, and there is no felt insert present in the rifle slot.

The grip plates on this bayonet are of fine stag, cut and fit by a master craftsman. These stag grips have appealing brown and tan colors, becoming lighter at the high points of the grain. The edges of the antler have toned to a fine golden hue. These plates are retained by an Pack style rivet and spanner affair.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has pretty good original paint. This paint shows some signs of use and wear, but overall it remains about 90 to 95% intact.

There is a brown leather frog attached to the scabbard; it is a high quality example with four rivet construction.

Attached to the frog is a Luftwaffe NCO's bayonet troddel. This troddel has leather strapping decorated with accent lines on the edges of both sides. The slide is of matching woven gray leather, and the NCO ball has a green speckled aluminum cap and a standard aluminum bullion body. It has a cloth type insert.

The long blade of this bayonet has wide fuller construction and remains nice and bright with a quality nickel-plated surface; this blade is in mint condition. The reverse ricasso of the blade is stamped with the small Hammering Siegfried trademark of the E. Pack firm, and the original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A nice, complete Pack Luftwaffe Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $425.00

D&EBAY #38449C Long Single Etched Army Bayonet – E. Pack

This Army Bayonet is a most desirable example; the fine nickel plating is 100% intact and shows little age. The mortise button and lock work well and there is a green felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates on this bayonet are the black checkered Bakelite variety and are in perfect condition. These plates are retain by spanners and rivets in the normal E. Pack manner.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It has very fine original paint, with just a little bit of crazing on the obverse and slightly more on the reverse. Overall the paint on this scabbard is about 98% intact.

The long blade is a beauty, constructed with a wide fuller. The blade has a high quality nickel-plated finish and is in mint condition. It is etched with an impressively wide E. Pack eagle. The wingspan of this Art Deco bird is about 3 ½ inches. Below the bird is the standard remembrance, and it is surrounded by oak leaves. All of the frosting is intact throughout the design.

This etch pattern was used as a “neutral” design, and was Pattern #1 in the Pack catalog; if you are collecting etched bayonets you really must have this particular model. Take it from me, it is a real crowd pleaser.

Near Mint. $1,195.00

D&EBAY #38450C Double Etched Army Bayonet – F. W. Höller

This Army Bayonet has fairly good nickel-plated hilt fittings but they do show minor freckling in the surfaces. The plating is still intact, however. The mortise button and lock work well, and there is a green felt insert present in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite variety. They are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout and has fairly good original paint. This paint shows some age spidering and signs of wear on both sides, rating at about 09% intact.

The scabbard is fitted out with a blacl leather frog. It is in good condition, with just a few scuffs.

Attached to the frog is an Army NCO's troddel. This troddel has cloth strapping with triple lines of bullion on both edges. The slide and stem are of green bullion with a “V” weave. The cap and ball are also of bullion, and the inset matches the strapping. This portepee is in excellent condition, showing age but without any fray.

The short, double etched blade is the type with a stepped end. The obverse blade is has a common Höller etch; two Wehrmacht eagles flanking the standard remembrance. The reverse is etched with an artillery crew and a machine gun nest. There is a single eagle on the left. The etches are extremely clear and all of the details are present. The obverse ricasso bears the Höller Thermometer logo, and a new-like brown leather blade washer is in place.

A nice bayonet here, with an uncommon etch.

Excellent. $1,295.00

D&EBAY #38445C Short Army Etched Bayonet – Puma

We don't see many Puma Bayonets so this example should be of interest to those of you who are collecting maker marks.

The hilt of this bayonet has nickel plating that shows only minor usage. The mortise button and lock work well, but there is no felt present in the rifle slot.

The grip plates on this bayonet are of perfect black checkered Bakelite. These plates are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is in excellent condition and has very fine original black paint. This paint is in nearly mint condition, being 99% intact throughout.

Attached to the scabbard is a fine frog. It is constructed of black leather, but not the usual patent type. This leather remains in excellent condition.

Attached to the frog is an Army EM troddel. It has gray textured cotton strapping, in good condition and with no fraying. The slide is red and the stem is white. The cap is red with gray lower yarn. The insert matches the strapping of the troddel.

The blade of this example in not a usual stepped type, but rather is the standard style with short, wide fuller. The obverse blade is plain but the reverse has an extremely fine etch. It depicts a two line standard remembrance in the center, with a helmet on the right and an opened-winged eagle and swastika on the left. There is also the trademarking term “Ges Gesch” raised out under the remembrance. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the famous Puma Cat trademark and the original black leather washer is in place.

A very nice bayonet here, with an etch pattern not often encountered.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #38451C Long Single Etched Army Bayonet – F. W. Höller

The hilt of this Army Bayonet is in excellent condition, with nice bright nickel plating. There are a couple of extremely minor lifts below the mortise button but they do not detract from the good looks of the plating. The mortise button and lock are functional and there is what appears to be an original red felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are constructed of black checkered Bakelite, in perfect condition and retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The long scabbard of this bayonet is straight throughout. The original paint has some signs of carrying time but overall it still rates at least 90% intact.

There is patent leather frog attached, with the usual attic crazing but it remains serviceable. There is a single rivet set into the reverse.

The fine, long blade is a wide fuller type. It is in fully mint condition and has an outstanding etch on the obverse. The etch is the Höller pattern ES104, also known as the “Three Way” pattern as it depicts a tank, an artillery crew and a machine gun crew. Over the scene is the standard remembrance, in ribbons flanked by oak leaves. All of the frosting is 100% intact. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the Höller Thermometer logo. The original black leather washer is new-like and is set firmly in place.

A very nice Höller piece here.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #38307 1871 Artillery “Walking-out” Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This long Artillery Bayonet measures about 25 inches in overall length. The hilt is constructed from solid brass. The pommel has the eagle-like beak that extends to the left. Grooves have been cut into the obverse of the grip, the reverse being smooth. There is a ferrule-like assembly at the bottom of the grip which extends into the crossguard. The guard has opposed quillon arms that end in teardrops.

The scabbard is constructed from leather which remains in excellent condition. It is decorated with the usual twin lines along both of the edges and is sewn up the rear. There are matching brass scabbard mounts; these have curved edges where the meet the leather of the scabbard shell. These mounts are retained by staples in the usual fashion.

The 19½ inch blade of this bayonet is a beauty, retaining all of the original nickel plating and in near mint condition. It is a triple etched, slab-sided example. The obverse blade has center panel which reads, “3. Bad. Feldart. Rgt. No 50”. At the top and bottom of the etch we see matching floral designs. The reverse etch also has a center panel, this one featuring a fully manned cannons and horses. The crew all wear ball-topped artillery helmets. There are villages visible in the background of the action. This panel is flanked by floral designs; some very fine etching here. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the back to back squirrels used as a logo by Eickhorn during the Imperial period. Only remnants of the original blade buffer remain under the shoulders.

A nice Eickhorn example here.

Excellent Plus. $795.00

D&EBAY #38193C Short Luftwaffe Etched Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This Luftwaffe Etched Bayonet has one of the rarest etch patterns you will ever see, #3231. This is only the second or third I've ever had of this type in many years.

The hilt of this example is in an untouched state, not appearing to have been cleaned since the war, There are traces of mild age in the quillon area and some flaking in the plating on the reverse pommel edge and lock. Nothing bad, however.

The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite type, in perfect shape and retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is in perfect condition, being nice and straight and with 100% intact paint. This original paint is still new-like, with no flaws at all. The original frog is a brown leather type which has not deteriorated, the leather still being supple and in near mint condition.

The short blade of this bayonet is in fully mint condition, being completely bright throughout. This rarely seen pattern features the standard remembrance, placed within two ribbons in the center and surrounded by oak leaves. At the top portion there is a wreath of oak leaves and a finely etched Luftwaffe eagle and swastika. The detailing to this bird is extraordinary.

At the bottom is the etch we almost never get to see. It is a small reconnaissance plane with good detailing to the wings, cockpit and landing gear. The rudder is also etched with a very tiny swastika, entirely intact. The plane is surrounded by clouds and looks to be flying over a small village, complete with a church steeple. A set of oak leaves separate the village from the ricasso.

The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark and the original blade washer is in place.

If you are an etched bayonet collector this is the piece you could look for for many years and never find; a wonderful bayonet and a rare opportunity!

Excellent Plus, Plus. $2,495.00

D&EBAY #38194C Long Luftwaffe Etched Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This Luftwaffe Etched Bayonet is one of the very rarely seen patterns featuring the two gulls on the upper portion of the etch.

The nickel-plated surface of this piece is not very good. It is missing almost entirely on the reverse pommel and has bare spots on quillon. The original red felt is still in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are in excellent condition, being of black checkered Bakelite. They are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has very good paint; it is nearly mint on the obverse and has only a few signs of wear on the reverse. The paint retains good brightness.

The accompanying frog is a fine patent leather example which has experienced little crazing. The surfaces are still shiny, and the reverse is covered in a gray fabric that would have matched a Luftwaffe uniform. This felt is still in good condition, showing little wear.

The blade is the long style with wide fuller construction. This blade is in mint condition, a features the standard remembrance set in two ribbons, surrounded by oak leaves, in the center. At the lower portion is a Wehrmacht eagle with closed wings and clutching a swastika. At the top is a wreath of oak leaves which has a large gull in the center with a smaller gull above. This etch pattern is not listed in the 1938 Eickhorn catalog, apparently being made before this time. Perhaps a lack of sales did not justify its continued production. In any case it is a very rarely seen pattern and certainly very desirable to the etched bayonet collector. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the familiar 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark and the original blade buffer is in place.

A very rare pattern here. It's a shame the hilt is not better but the piece has been priced accordingly.

Excellent. $1,495.00

D&EBAY #38143 Long Plain Dress Bayonet – C. Gustav Spitzer

The hilt plating of this bayonet is still bright, but unfortunately there is some lifting under the surfaces of both the pommel and the crossguard. This plating is still there but the lifting has created a freckled appearance.

The grip plates are the usual black checkered Bakelite types, in perfect condition and retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It has fairly good original black paint which shows minor age in the obverse surfaces but overall is still intact. The reverse also shows age and is missing paint at the lower portion.

The original leather frog is still in excellent condition, being the style with four rivet construction. This frog is also maker marked on the reverse and is dated “1941”.

The blade is the long style with wide fuller construction. It has highest quality nickel plating, still bright and in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is marked with a circle surrounded by the manufacturer's name and location. “C. GUSTAV SPITZER SOLINGEN”. Inside is a Lion Passant, with a curled tail and and flicking tongue. The original blade buffer is in place.

A decent standard bayonet here.

Excellent. $95.00

D&EBAY #35098 Long Luftwaffe Etched Bayonet – Paul Tesche (E. Pack)

This Pack produced bayonet was sold through a distributor whose mark is on the ricasso and we will discuss further on in the description. The hilt of this bayonet is a textbook Pack having outstanding nickel-plated finish. The finish is still 100% and other than a little bit of tapping on the reverse of the pommel area the plating is outstanding. The mortise button and lock work well. There is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite type and they are in perfect condition. As was a Pack traditional the hilt and blade are retained with matching nickel-plated rivets with spanner hardware on the reverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has outstanding original black paint. This paint still has a nice bright finish and it rates at 100%. There is a Luftwaffe style brown leather frog. This frog is in fine condition having a good polish to its surfaces. The frog is of two rivet construction.

The long blade of this example is the style with wide fuller. On the obverse there is a choice frosted panel which in the center has the two-line remembrance inscription. On the left of the inscription are a series of oak leaf sprigs and on the right of the inscription there is a biplane shown in flight. The detail to the biplane is exceptional to the propeller and wings. It is also easy to see the two Iron Crosses on the lower wing of this airplane. The airplane seems to be passing over possibly a small village. The frosted backgrounds are at 100% and this blade is in mint condition.

If you are not familiar with the Pack etch you can see it in the Wayne Techet book on page 148. This etch is quite rare and extremely desirable. The reverse blade is still in full mint condition and there is a three line distributor etch on the reverse, “Paul Tesche / Berlin-Spandau / Solingen”. Obviously, Pack sold these bayonets to this distributor and put the distributor’s name on the ricasso as opposed to their own. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A very desirable bayonet here with a seldom seen etch pattern.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,595.00

D&EBAY #38011 Short Dress Bayonet – Rich Abr Herder

This Short Dress Bayonet has a very fine nickel-plated hilt, still 100% intact and with a nice finish. The mortise button and lock on this bayonet work well, and the original red felt insert is still in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are of fine black Bakelite with excellent checkering. They are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is good, straight example with fairly nice original paint. This paint has a few signs of wear and is missing a little on the bottom reverse, but overall it remains about 90% intact.

There is a good black frog attached to this piece. The patent leather has the usual attic crazing but it is still totally serviceable.

The short blade of this bayonet is in full mint condition. It is slightly unusual as it lacks a stepped end, but rather has wide fuller construction. The reverse ricasso is marked “Rich. Abr. Herder / Solingen”. Next to the name is the Herder Diamond logo. The original brown leather washer is in place.

A very nice bayonet here; you might want to complete it with a fine troddel as it is a keeper.

Near Mint. $225.00

D&EBAY #38013 Long Double Etched Infantry Bayonet – E. & F. Hörster

This Hörster example is a very fine piece. The hilt has 100% of the original nickel plating and has not been cleaned. The mortise button and lock work well, but the original felt is missing from the rifle slot.

The black checkered Bakelite grips are in perfect condition and are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is a fine, straight example with nearly 100% of the original paint. This paint shows only the most minor traces of age and would clean up well. The lug is the short style used by Hörster, the same as those seen on NPEA Student Daggers produced by Burgsmüller. The lug even has the number stamping that appears on both types of pieces.

The long blade, despite the fact that it marked with Hörster's name, is actually a pattern produced by the WKC firm. The obverse etch features an open-winged eagle in the center with a wreathed swastika. On either side of the eagle is the standard remembrance. The etch is surrounded by oak leaves. The blade is in full mint condition on both sides, with wide fuller construction. The background frosting is easily 100%. The reverse of the blade blade reads “41. Inftra. Regt. Amberg / Barer. Ostmark”. Apparently this area was used as a training center and a transport hub.

A great double etched bayonet here, for a reasonable price.

Near Mint. $1,295.00

D&EBAY #37845C Single Etched Luftwaffe Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This hilt of this example is in outstanding condition, having nearly 100% of the original nickle-plated surfaces. There is just the slightest bit of wear to the center of the crossguard on both sides but it is extremely mild. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt insert is still present in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety and are in good condition throughout. They are retained by two steel rivets with dressed obverse heads. For some reason there is a screw groove in the lower rivet; I have no idea why this should be here but nothing has been done to attempt to remove it.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell has good original paint which is still nearly 100% intact, with a touch of attic crazing but nothing too bad. The original patent leather frog is in place and is still very serviceable, with little attic crazing.

The real fun about this bayonet, however, is the blade; it is the short style with a stepped end, and in fully mint condition. The blade is etched with the rarely seen Pattern #3230. This pattern depicts the standard remembrance in a ribbon which is surrounded by oak leaves. At the bottom is a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika, and at the top is a fine wreath of oak leaves with a Luftwaffe eagle. The bird flies to the left and clutches an open mobile swastika. The original frosting is 100% intact and really sets off this outstanding etch. The reverse blade is stamped with the familiar 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original leather blade washer is in place.

An outstanding short Luftwaffe Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,595.00

D&EBAY #37847C Single Etched Long Artillery Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

The hilt plating on this Artillery Bayonet shows some mild age around the mortise button and at the bottom of the pommel. The reverse pommel has a tiny flake but the crossguard is sound on both sides.

The grip plates are the standard checkered type, in perfect condition and retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has fairly good original paint. This paint has some minor crazing in the surfaces, but this could be worked out with the application of a little wax. The paint, overall, is about 98% intact.

The patent leather frog shows attic crazing throughout but is still serviceable.

The long blade of this bayonet is complete with a wide fuller. There are some minor scratches near the tip, but they do not obscure the etch. The etch is the rarely seen Pattern #3221, being for the Artillery. It depicts a ribbon in the center emblazoned with the standard remembrance and surrounded by oak leaves. At the bottom is a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika, and at the top a wreath of laurel leaves with berries. Inside the wreath is a detailed cannon. This etch is quite difficult to come by.

The reverse ricasso is stamped with the very familiar 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original leather blade washer is in place.

A rarely seen etched Artillery Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $1,595.00

D&EBAY #37846C Single Etched Long Infantry Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

The hilt plating on this bayonet is remains excellent throughout, being 100% intact. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt insert is present in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are in excellent condition, being the black checkered Bakelite type. There are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard of this example is straight throughout. The paint is still excellent and nearly 100% intact, with the original factory brightness. The attached patent leather frog is in very nice condition, showing only mild attic crazing.

The long blade has a fine, wide fuller. This blade is bright throughout and is in mint condition. The obverse has the seldom seen Pattern #3220, an Infantry design. The center are has two ribbons with the standard remembrance surrounded by oak leaves. At the bottom is a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika, and at the top is a wreath of oak leaves and acorns. Over the wreath is set of crossed K98 rifles and a superimposed helmet. The frosting is perfect in the backgrounds, nicely accented the raised portions of the etch, The reverse is stamped with a typical example of the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original blade washer is in place.

A very nice Infantry Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,195.00

D&EBAY #37844C Single Etched Army Long Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

The nickel hilt plating on this bayonet is remains excellent throughout, being 100% intact. The mortise button and blade lock work well, and the original green felt insert is present in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are in perfect condition, being the black checkered type. There are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard shell of this example is straight throughout. The paint is very good and nearly 100% intact, with the original factory brightness. The attached patent leather frog is in good shape and very serviceable, showing only mild attic crazing.

The long blade has a wide fuller. This blade has a tiny amount of scratching on the reverse but the etches are still perfect. The etched center blade, Pattern #3219, has two ribbons with the standard remembrance surrounded by oak leaves. At the bottom and top of the etch are Wehrmacht eagles with mobile, open swastikas. The frosting is perfect in the backgrounds, nicely accented the raised portions of the etch, The reverse ricasso is stamped with a typical example of the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A nice, basic Pattern #3219 Infantry Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #37869C Stag Gripped Short Bayonet – E. Pack

This Short Bayonet has a fine, nickel-plated hilt. The plating appears to be 100% intact throughout and looks good. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt insert is present in the rifle slot.

The stag grip plates on this piece are real beauties, being cut to fit perfectly. They have a very pleasing brown coloration and fine grains. The edges of the plates have toned to a mellow golden color. The plates are retained by offset rivets and spanners typical of Pack. The rivets retain all of their head plating.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has fairly good black paint. This paint shows some signs of usage but overall is about 95% intact.

The short blade is the style with a narrow fuller and stepped ends. This blade is bright throughout and is in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped is stamped with a early Siegfried Waffen logo. Beneath Siegfried is the name of the firm. “E. Pack & Söhne Solingen”. The original blade washer is in place.

A nice bayonet here, with a great stag grip.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

D&EBAY #37871C Stag Gripped Long Bayonet

This Long Bayonet is slightly unusual insofar as it has the later chrome finish instead of the usual nickel. This finish is in excellent condition with only traces of usage. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt insert remains in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are very fine genuine stag. They have toned to a very pleasing coffee color and have nice matching grains on both sides. The nickel rivets are in place, with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is in excellent condition, having very fine paint that is nearly 100% intact. This paint also has the original factory luster.

The long blade is the style with a wide fuller. It has a matte finish, different form the earlier versions. It is in good condition, showing only the most minor indications of age. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

An interesting, late-production stag piece here.

Excellent Plus. $325.00

D&EBAY #37870C Plain Short Bayonet – E. Pack

The plating throughout the hilt of this bayonet remains 100% intact. This plating shows some mild traces of use but still looks great. The mortise button and lock work well, and the red felt insert is present and accounted for in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety and are in good condition. These plates are retained by the offset rivets and spanners typical of the Pack firm. The original plating remains intact on the rivet heads.

The scabbard shows some minor wear to the original paint, being about 90% intact. The scabbard is totally straight throughout, although the frog has hopped off and is missing.

The short blade of this bayonet is the style with a narrow fuller and a stepped end. It is in pristine, mint condition through, shining like a mirror. The reverse ricasso is stamped is stamped with a early Hammering Siegfried logo. Beneath Siegfried is the name of the firm. “E. Pack & Söhne Solingen”. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A very fine, standard Pack Short Bayonet here.

Excellent, Plus, Plus. $195.00

D&EBAY #37867C Stag Gripped Short Bayonet – Rich Abr Herder

This Herder Short Bayonet has really good nickel plating across the surfaces. Unfortunately someone mistook the pommel for a hammer; it has some nicks and dings on both sides as well as on the edges of the rifle slot. Despite the bludgeoning the mortise button and lock work well. Apparently the felt rifle slot insert must have flown out when the original owner was abusing his bayonet as it is missing.

The grip plates are a fine stag, masterfully cut and quite beautiful. These plates are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is in outstanding condition. This scabbard has 100% of the original paint, and only shows the most mild of attic crazing.

The blade is slightly unusual in that it is a short type with a wide fuller. It is still in bright condition, however there are some signs of old sharpening on the edge. Nothing bad, though. The reverse ricasso is marked “Rich Abr Herder Solingen”, with their Diamond trademark set off to the left. The original blade buffer is still in place.

A good stag gripped piece here, with period wear and priced accordingly.

Excellent. $285.00

D&EBAY #35613 Army Panzer Etched Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This rare bayonet has a very fine, nickel-plated hilt. The plating is still 100% intact throughout and is nice and bright. The mortise button and lock mechanism work well. There is a green felt insert in the rifle slot which appears to be original to the piece.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety and are in very fine condition. The rivets which retain them are the nickel-plated steel type with dressed obverse heads.

The accompanying scabbard is a very a nice, straight example. The reverse paint is in nearly Mint condition and the obverse shows just minor traces of wear.

The blade of this bayonet is the shorter type, with stepped ends and a narrow fuller. It is nice and bright throughout, showing only the most minor of age and rating very near to Mint condition. The obverse blade is etched with the seldom-seen pattern #3222, the style reserved for the Panzer Korps. The blade features the standard remembrance in the center ribbons. These ribbons are surrounded by a pattern of oak leaves. At the ricasso end there is a Wehrmacht eagle with half-opened wings and grasping a swastika. At the top is a terrific scene of a Panzer with a skull beneath the tank. The tank commander is popping out of the turret and appears to be holding a flag. The detail throughout this tank is quite good, especially to the treads and body detailing. This etch is in perfect condition expect for a small piece down from the end fleur-de-lis; it is nothing, though, and extremely minor. The reverse blade is plain and in nearly Mint condition. It is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn squirrel trademark, and the original dark brown leather blade buffer is in place.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a reasonably priced Eickhorn Panzer Etch; this pattern is a key piece in the Eickhorn etched bayonet series.

Near Mint. $4,995.00

D&EBAY #36973C Single Etched Luftwaffe Short Bayonet – Siegfried Waffen

The hilt of this bayonet still has excellent plating, being at 100%. There are some small signs of age in the plate, but it is still intact throughout. The mortise button and lock work well, and there is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered type. The plates are held by offset rivets with spanner nuts, as we usually see on a Pack-produced bayonet. The rivets also still have their nickel-plating.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The paint on this shell shows age and is slightly dull; a little deft work with some wax would probably clean this scabbard up some.

The short blade is still mostly bright throughout, showing only a little bit of minor age in the surfaces. The blade is the style with a narrow fuller and stepped edges. It is etched with the rarely seen and very desirable pattern #4, “Fleiger”. This pattern depicts the standard remembrance in tow lines in the center of the blade, with oak leaves and acorns at the end. At the beginning of the pattern is a Storch airplane resting on a tarmac. The details to the plane are fantastic, showing the pilot in the cockpit along with a swastika on the tail, an Iron Cross and the designation “C31” on the fuselage. The cylinders on the engine as well as the propeller have fine details, as well as the antenna wires along the top surface of the wings. There is also an Iron Cross on the bottom of the wing. Just a great sight here, being identical to the example show in the Wayne Techet book on page 151.

The reverse of the blade is plain, while the ricasso has the familiar hammering Siegfried figure logo of the E. Pack firm. The original black blade buffer is in position.

This is one of the rarest of the Luftwaffe etched patterns, and is a key piece to any advanced etched bayonet collection; a good opportunity here to acquire a rarely seen bayonet.

Excellent Plus. $2,495.00

D&EBAY #37031 Single Etched Long Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This bayonet has a fine hilt with 100% of the original nickel plating intact; it shows very little wear. There are some “tap-taps” on the rifle slot side of the hilt and backstrap, but it is otherwise in fine condition and these marks do not show from the obverse or reverse. The mortise button and lock function well, and there is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are in excellent condition, with good black checkered surfaces and retained by dressed steel rivets.

The scabbard is straight throughout, with good original paint. This paint shows some mild crazing on the obverse and reverse, but overall is about 95% intact.

The long blade is in Mint condition, being plain on the reverse facing. The obverse blade features the “3219” etch pattern; a double band ribbon surrounded by oak leaves. The ribbon contains the standard remembrance. On either side of the text is a Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika, This same pattern can been seen on page 110 of the Wayne Techet bayonet book.

The reverse ricasso is stamped with the familiar 1935-41 Eickhorn squirrel trademark, and the original black leather blade buffer is in place.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #37032 Single Etched Long Bayonet

This bayonet has good hilt plating, nearly perfect on the obverse and with just a bit of damage to the reverse but nothing threatening. The plating is still bright throughout. The mortise button and lock function well, and the rifle slot has a green felt insert. This is kind of an odd color, and I'm not sure if this felt is original to the piece; perhaps a collector put it there to doll it up a bit. At any rate if you don't like it you can just take it out and throw it away.

The grip plates are of finely checkered black Bakelite. The checkering is in excellent condition throughout. The plates are retained by nickel-plated rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It has fairly good original black paint. There is quite a bit of crazing on both sides, but I'm sure the application of some wax and elbow grease would help it out a lot.

The scabbard is equipped with a patent leather frog that is afflicted with attic crazing on both sides, but is still serviceable. The frog is the style with a single rivet in the reverse.

The best part of this blade is the most stimulating blade. This long blade has the very desirable large, open-winged eagle etch pattern. Although the blade is not marked, most collectors are of the opinion these blades were made by Robert Klass. The Wayne Techet book shows a Klass eagle on page 225 which is almost identical to this example.

The eagle was very wide open wings and looks to the left. It clutches a wreath which looks like a life preserver with a mobile swastika inside. The standard remembrance is in a single line below on either side of the wreath. This piece differs from the Klass piece shown in the Techet book in that there are oak leaves that follow both ends of the eagles wings. There are no oak leaves on the example shown in the book. The end designs on the etch are that of a great looking Wotan's Knot. This blade is full Mint condition on both sides. At the top of the etch there is also the protected patent mark, “Gesch Geschutz”. The original black blade washer is in place.

A terrific bayonet here that is a must for the dedicated collector.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,495.00

D&EBAY #37012C Early Plain Long Bayonet – E. & F. Hörster

This bayonet is a very early example, probably from the late Wiemar time or perhaps from the early Reich.

The hilt is of highest quality. The plating is in extremely nice condition, easily 100% intact and still factory bright. The mortise button and lock function well, and the rifle slot contains no felt insert.

The grip plates are the early Bakelite type, having very crisp checkering. They are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout, with good, original black paint. This paint has some mild attic crazing on both facings, but would clean up nicely with a touch of wax and some mild effort.

There is a fine brown frog attached which appears to be original to this piece. It is of quality leather and is nicely textured, having the look of pigskin. The brown leather could indicate that this bayonet was carried by a Luftwaffe man, or also it could be attributed to a member of the police.

The long blade is as nice as you will see. It has a wide fuller, and a mirror-bright, finest quality nickel-plated finish. It is in Mint condition. It is marked with the early Hörster trademark; a large “H” and a smaller “H” and “S” inside, the whole array being pierced by a sword. This mark was used without the double ovals that we see later on. The mark appears to be stamped. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A very fine, high quality early plain bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $250.00

D&EBAY #36966C 1871/84 Dress Bayonet with Dedicated Blue Panels – C. K. Co. (Carl Kaiser)

This early Imperial Dress Bayonet is one of the best examples that I have seen to date from this time period.

The hilt has all nickel-plated parts. The nickel plate is still in first-rate condition, and is 100% throughout. The pommel has the silhouette eagle head, which faces to the left, and with a faux mortise button release. The crossguard is rounded on one side, and, on the other side, has a round quillon which features an opening for the barrel of a rifle.

The grip plates appears to be of an ebony-like material, black in color and very hard. These two grip plates are in completely perfect condition, with a pleasing grain in their surfaces. They are retained by rivets with special dressed heads on both sides.

The scabbard is a leather shell, black in color, and with twin decorative lines on both sides of the edges. It is sewn up the rear. The leather is still in good condition, showing only normal age. The scabbard mounts are nickel-plated steel types, retained with staples. The staples are on both sides of the lower mount. This mount has some rust forming on the upper right edge, but the rest of the mount still has excellent plating. The upper mount appears to be in good condition beneath the frog, with a matching nickel-plated lug.

The original-to-the-piece frog is a larger proportioned black type. It has two rivets which retain the upper belt loop area, while the lower reverse section is covered in a blue felt material that matches the blue of a Bavarian uniform. Unfortunately there is quite bit of mothing to this felt covering, but it still remains about 70% intact. The patent leather of the frog shows the usual attic crazing, but it is still serviceable.

The blade of this example measures slightly over ten inches in length. It has a large fuller on both sides which is positioned just beneath the quill ridge. The obverse of the blade is etched with oak leaves which occupy most of the surface of the blade. Positioned in between the oak leaves are five ribbons which have a blued background. The ribbons bear the standard remembrance, “Zum Erinnerung an Meine Deinstzeit”. The blade remains in near Mint condition.

On the reverse almost the entire blade is covered with a panel with a richly blued backgrounds. Raised out is the name of the original owner as well has his regiment “A. Pfeffer, Kgl. Bayr. Inf. Leib-Regt.”. This would indicate that Pfeffer was a member of the King's Bavarian Life Guard Regiment; no doubt this regiment was one of elite troops. The blue backgrounds are still there at almost 100%. The reverse ricasso is marked with the Imperial maker, “C. K. Co.”, the initials of Carl Kaiser and Company, which produced mainly from 1875 through 1896. Unfortunately the Kaiser company went out of business after 1896, and no other weapons have been seen from them after this date. It is a shame the did not continue to exist, as their quality was outstanding. I have has some Imperial Naval swords also by this company in the past. The blade has been protected by an in-place red felt buffer, which shows only minor age.

A terrific bayonet here, and the first of the type that I have seen. The consignor has priced this ultra-rare bayonet quite high, but if you are looking for the penultimate piece to finish off an Imperial collection, this one certainly fits the bill.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $5,995.00

D&EBAY #36972C Single Etched Luftwaffe Short Bayonet – E. Pack

This bayonet features fairly good plating throughout the hilt. This plating has never been cleaned, so it has a dull nickel look to it. The plating appears to still be mostly all there, with some some areas of wear around the grip and the edges of the pommel top. A little Simichrome would probably work wonders with this hilt.

The mortise button and blade lock work well. There is no felt to be seen in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered type. They are retained with offset rivets with spanners, like we see on most E. Pack bayonets.

The scabbard is straight throughout, and has fairly good original black paint. There is some age in this paint, but a little wax would clean it up nicely.

The frog is a good quality example, having a rivet in the center reverse. This frog is the patent leather type; it has some mild attic crazing, but it is not too bad.

The blade is the short style, with a narrow fuller and stepped ends. The obverse blade features the Luftwaffe etch, being Model #10, “Flieger”. The blade is decorated with oak leaves and acorns at the end, with the two line standard remembrance in the center. The first portion of the blade shows oak leaves which surround a biplane, which is in flight and viewed from the bottom. The detailing to this plane is quite good, showing an Iron Cross on the lower wing. The backgrounds of the etch have 100% frosting. This blade is in Mint condition. The reverse blade is plain, and is also in a Mint state. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the early Pack trademark; a small hammering Siegfried, positioned over the firm's name and location, “E. Pack & Söhne / Solingen”. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A difficult to find Pack Luftwaffe bayonet here. It is identical to the example pictured on page 148 of the Wayne Techet book.

Excellent Plus. $1,695.00

D&EBAY #36971C Single Etched Army Long Bayonet – Siegfried Waffen

The hilt of this bayonet is in good condition, with 100% nickel finish. The finish shows some minor age in the surfaces, but it is still all there. The mortise and lock still work well, and there is a green felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered variety, retained by offset rivets with spanner nuts.

The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has excellent original black paint, which is worn slightly in the areas where a frog once rubbed against it. The lower areas, however, are at least about 95% intact.

The long blade is the style with a wide fuller. This blade is etched on the obverse with the Model #1 etch, entitled “Neutral” by the Pack firm. It features a very long, open winged eagle with squared off wings, clutching a wreathed swastika; the bird is very Art Deco looking. Below the bird is the standard remembrance. On either side of the wings are oak leaf sprigs. The reverse frosting is still 100%, and the blade remains in Mint condition.

The reverse of the blade is plain. The ricasso is etched with familiar E. Pack hammering Siegfried figure, as well as the firm's name and location. The original leather blade buffer is in place.

This open-winged eagle etch produced by Pack is the most impressive of them all. This same etch pattern can be see in the Wayne Techet book book on page 147, upper. A really great bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,495.00

D&EBAY #30728 Imperial Dress Bayonet

This K-98 style imperial dress bayonet has a nickel-plated hilt. The plating shows some age and patination but I think with a little effort it would clean up quite nicely. The mortise and lock still function well and the felt has long ago left from the rifle slot. The grip plates are the early close checkered bake-o-lite type. They are in perfect condition and are retained by steel rivets have dressed heads on the obverse. The scabbard on this example is a blued finish and it does show some wear and age to the bluing. There is a dent in the reverse at about two-thirds down and also a pinch dent up from the chape which appears on both sides. The lug is a more oval shape than we normally see. There is a nice frog still on this scabbard. The frog is a brown color and could use a stitch or two in the upper portions of it but other than that it is still in fairly good condition. The reverse is stamped with a maker mark, “Schweyer” and date of “1937” and there is also a date of “1938” which looks like an issue marking stamped into the reverse. This would indicate that this imperial vintage bayonet most likely was worn during the Third Reich period. It is also possible that this is a Weimar issue piece. The blade of this example is a standard length of 9 ¾. It has wide fuller construction and is unmarked. The blade has outstanding nickel-plated surfaces and still remains in mint condition. It is protected by the in place brown leather blade buffer. An interesting bayonet here.

Excellent Minus. $150.00

D&EBAY #36748 Double-etched Long Infantry Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

The nickel-plating of this steel hilt is in excellent condition throughout, with 100% coverage. The plating still has a good, bright look to the finish. The mortise button and lock operate well. There is an original red felt in the rifle slot.

The black checkered grip plates are in perfect condition throughout. They are retained by nickel-plated steel rivets, which retain most of their plating. The heads are dressed on the obverse.

The scabbard on this example is an extra cost blued finish. The bluing is still nearly 100% intact throughout the scabbard. There are a couple of minor signs of age in the finish, but they are negligible; this scabbard still rates in Near Mint condition.

Attached to the scabbard is the original frog. It is a patent leather type, and it has some bubbling, most likely caused by attic heat. The frog, overall, is not in great condition but it certainly is still serviceable. It is the style with the center rivet in the reverse.

The long blade is quite impressive, being completely mirror-bright and in Mint condition; it is the style with wide fuller construction. The obverse is etched with Eickhorn Pattern #3220. This pattern depicts the standard remembrance in ribbons, surrounded by oak leaves. On the right side is an upward standing Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika, while on the left is a wreath with a pair of crossed rifles and an Army helmet superimposed. The frosted background finish is still all there. The reverse etch is a rarely seen example, being the same as is shown in the Wayne Techet book on page 117. The etch reads “Infanterie / Regiment No. 119 / Stuttgart”. This background gray is also intact. Both etch patterns have the classic Eickhorn border that include 3 fleurs-de-lis. This blade is in full Mint condition. The reverse is marked with the 1935-41 Eickhorn trademark; a squirrel, facing left, and holding a downward pointing sword. Above is the word “Original”, and below the firm's name and location, “Eickhorn / Solingen”. The original black blade buffer is in place.

Double etched long bayonets are difficult to obtain, and this one has lots of appeal.

Near Mint. $1,495.00

D&EBAY #36684 Single-etched Long Infantry Bayonet – A. Evertz

Any bayonets found with the Arthur Evertz stamping are quite rare. Wayne Techet shows one in his book on page 93, and says that it was the only bayonet with an Evertz stamping that he had come across. He also states that he feels that Evertz used F.W. Höller as their etch producer. The etch that Techet shows in his book on page 93 is a Höller etch, and the etch on this example is also a Höller design, so I believe that Wayne is correct in his hypothesis. The stamping to the name on the ricasso is identical to the example shown on page 93.

The hilt of this example is still nice and bright, having all of the plating except for a tiny rub on the center of the reverse crossguard area. This plating is nice and bright, showing only the most modest signs of age. The mortise button and lock work well. The original red felt is still in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety, both being in perfect condition. The plates are retained by two nickel rivets, both having dressed heads.

The scabbard is nice and straight, and has excellent original black paint. This paint shows only the most modest signs of age and usage, still rating easily at 98%. The paint still has a bright finish.

The attached frog is one of the patent leather types, and it has some evident attic crazing. It is still in serviceable condition, however.

The long blade is the style with a wide fuller. The blade is completely bright, and in Mint condition. The obverse has a Höller style etch, which is nearly identical to the example show in the Techet book on page 175. This etch has 100% gray panels, and depicts a Wehrmacht eagle on either side of the dedication. The three line dedication has the standard remembrance on the first two lines, while the third line reads, “Beim Infanterie Rgt. 37”. As indicated above the ricasso is stamped “A. Evertz / Solingen”. Obviously Evertz used Höller to furnish this etch for them. The detail throughout is extraordinary, and the original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A good example here for those of you out there collecting rarely seen etched bayonets.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,095.00

D&EBAY #36336C Single Etched NS Studetenbund Attributed Bayonet – J.A. Henckels

The plating of this bayonet shows some age and wear, and probably rates at about 85%. The hilt does not appear to have ever been cleaned, however, so it may come up a lot nicer than it looks with a little bit of sem-chrome. The mortise button I notice is different from others that you usually see as it is a one piece unit instead of the type that has a split on both sides with solid pin in the center. The button and lock however do work well. The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite and they remain crisp and in good condition. These plates are retained by solid nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is a short style example being dent free. It has fairly nice paint on the reverse however the obverse shows some age and a little bit of spotting but it is not too bad. At least the paint is still all there. The short blade is the stepped variety having narrow fuller. The obverse edge of the blade is etched with the slogan “Ehre, Kraft, Freittet”. This slogan translates to “Honor, Strength and Freedom”. Bayonets having this etch have been attributed to the NS Stuteten League. The blade is in perfect mint condition. The reverse ricasso is etched with the twins logo which stand over the company name and location, “J.A. Henckels / Solingen”.

I have had a number of these bayonets in the past and they have always been by Carl Eickhorn. I did see an example by Henckels at an SOS show about a year ago. Apparently Henckels was also given a small contract to produce these bayonets. This maker mark should be considered extremely rare on a bayonet that is already rare. The original blade washer is in place. A good example here for those out there collecting Hitler Youth and Studetenbund material.

Excellent. $895.00

D&EBAY #35912 Single Etched Open Eagle Motif Bayonet – Emil Voos

This bayonet has a fairly good nickel-plated hilt. The plating shows some mild age freckling in the surfaces but overall it is still nearly all there. There is some modest wear on the left strut edge but otherwise the plating is good. The mortise button and lock work well. There is no felt in the rifle slot. The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite being in perfect condition. They are retained by nickel-plated steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout being the short variety. This scabbard has good original black paint showing some age spidering and some mild wear, but overall the paint is probably about 90-95%.

The short style blade has the narrow fuller with a stepped point. The obverse of the blade is plain. The blade has excellent nickel plating throughout still being in mint condition. There are a couple of tiny nicks up on the quill back but they are not bad. The reverse blade has the great wide open-winged eagle that we all love to see. Looking through the Wayne Techet book I see that there is a similar etch on page 106 that bears the mark of the C.D. Schaaff firm. Schaaff probably did not make their etched bayonets either so both of these firms ordered this blade etch from another larger company. Either way, a very fine example here and Emil Voos etched bayonets are rarely encountered. A fine example for the serious collector out there.

Excellent Plus. $1,295.00

D&EBAY #35655 Single Etched Long Bayonet – F.W. Höller

This long-style bayonet has a good, bright nickel-plated hilt. The plating appears to be 100% across the surfaces. There is some freckling beneath the surfaces, which is evenly spread; it is not bad and does not appear to be threatening the plating. The mortise button and lock work well. The slot has a green felt insert in it, which may or may not be original to this piece. The grip plates are the black Bakelite variety, having good checkering. They are retained by steel rivets, having dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is nice and straight throughout, being the long variety. This scabbard has good original paint, which is at least 98% intact and still fairly bright. There is a good looking leather frog attached to the scabbard, which has very little (if any) deterioration, and is in Near Mint condition. The name of the original owner appears to be scratched into the surfaces of the reverse of the frog, but I can quite read it. The letters though are still quite clear, so many someone more familiar with German could possibly figure out the owner's name.

The blade is the long style, having wide fuller construction. It is of highest quality nickel plating, and is in Mint condition. The reverse blade is plain, while the obverse has the the “3-way” etch designated ES104 by the Höller firm. This etch depicts a machine gun nest at the left, a artillery crew in the center, and a Panzer coming over a hill. Obviously the intent of Höller was to try to include as many as Army branches as possible in this particular etch scene. The standard remembrance is in a ribbon which flows over top of the depiction. The ribbon is surrounded by oak leaves. The frosted background really highlights this interesting etch. If you are not familiar with these you can see a bayonet in the Wayne Techet book that is identical to this example, being on page 176. The obverse ricasso is stamped with double ovals of the Höller firm, complete with the thermometer logo, with too many digits to ever count. The original brown leather bale buffer is in place.

A very popular etched bayonet here, and a good looker to be sure.

Near Mint. $1,295.00

D&EBAY #35543 Stag-gripped Long Plain Bayonet – Robert Klass

This bayonet has good nickel-plating to the hilt, which is still nearly 100%, however there is some freckling under the plating, but it is not bad. The mortise button and lock work well. The felt insert is missing from the rifle slot. This bayonet hilt is equipped with choice, original stag grip plates. These antler plates are quite beautiful, the reverse being very dark with attractive raised grains, and the obverse being lighter, having tan and coffee-colored tones in the recesses. These plates have been cut and fit by a master. The plates are retained by nickel rivets which have dressed head on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The scabbard appears to have had a repaint which was done in a muted black color. It looks rather nice, and appears to have been done someone who knew what they were doing as there is no “orange peel” in the finish. This paint remains at 100%. There is no frog on this piece.

The long-style blade has a wide fuller construction. This blade is of highest quality throughout, having a mirror-like nickel plated finish. The blade is Mint condition. It is marked on the reverse with the kissing cranes, perched above the firm's name and location, “Robert Klass / Solingen”. The original black leather blade washer is in place.

A nice long bladed example here, with hard to find stag grip plates.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

D&EBAY #35562 Luftwaffe Forestry Bayonet - Waffen Loesch/Berlin

This Luftwaffe Forestry Bayonet is in exceptional condition. The hilt spine structure supports the antler-stag grip plates which compose the upper hilt area with no pommel or ferrule. The hilt spine is a nickel-plated steel, and has 100% plating being intact and shiny. The cross guard is an oval-shape mount being a steel base. It too, is in new-like condition. The grip plates are beauties being cut and fitted by a master craftsman. These plates could not fit any better. They reflect appealing brown and tan colors throughout the grains and backgrounds. The edge and trim areas are only just beginning to reflect lighter gold tones. These plates are retained by three screws with spanner nuts. It appears the screws were turned a long time ago, as all of them are slightly buggered, the only flaw on the piece.

The scabbard is straight throughout, having good original paint. This paint shows some crazing and usage, but still looks quite good, rating at about 95%. The frog is a brown leather example in good condition, rating at about Excellent Plus.

The blade is the best you will see. It is completely bright reflecting "stepped style end" construction with narrow fuller and ricasso. All of the factory grain is present and is easily 100%. This blade is stone mint. The reverse ricasso is marked, "Waffen Loesche/ Berlin". (This company was a retailer based in Berlin) There are no other markings on the blade - many times these blades will also be marked with an "S" on the spine, and on the reverse ricasso will be the initials for the Chromolit firm (Ch), who was the maker of these pieces. I dont know why this piece is not marked this way, but perhaps it was an officer purchase or even a commercial purchase. I have had a couple of these bayonets marked only with the retailer name in the past.

An outstanding-conditioned, original example here of investment quality.

Mint Minus. $1895.00

D&EBAY #35379 Luftwaffe Single Etched Long Bayonet – E. Pack

This Single Etched Luftwaffe Bayonet is one of the most desirable of the Pack etches. The hilt has good bright nickel finish throughout. The finish shows some minor usage and just a little bit of age here and there but overall the nickel plating is still all in place. It also is nice and bright. The mortise button and lock work well. The felt is missing from the rifle slot. The grip plates are the black checkered type being in perfect condition. These plates are retained by the off-set rivet and spanner construction mostly used by this firm. The rivets still have nearly all of their plating. A fine hilt here!

The scabbard is straight throughout and has an outstanding black painted surface. It is possible that this could be a repaint but if so it is extremely well done and still in perfect condition. The frog is a Luftwaffe brown type. This frog is a high quality example still being in mint condition giving a great look to this bayonet.

The blade is the long variety. It has beautiful bright nickel-plated surfaces and remains in mint condition throughout. The obverse portrays the standard remembrance in two lines in the center. At the left of the remembrance is a series of oak leaves and floral designs. At the right is a Storch reconnaissance air craft. The detail to this airplane is phenomenal easily showing the cylinders of the engine, the pilot in his cockpit, the Iron Cross on the fuselage and below the wing and also the swastika on the tail fin. The plane is numbered, “20” with a Balkan cross and “C31.”. This etch is really stimulating and is a difficult example to find. It is a key piece for any etched bayonet collection. The same etch can be seen in the Wayne Techet book book on page 151. The reverse ricasso is etched with the hammering Siegfried figure having the words, “Siegfried Waffen” above the figure. Next to the figure in three lines is the firm’s name and location, “E. Pack / & Söhne / Solingen”. The original leather blade washer is in place. An outstanding example.

Near Mint. $2,495.00

D&EBAY #35193C Single Etched Long Luftwaffe Bayonet – Puma

This fine Luftwaffe example has an excellent hilt, having bright nickel plating which still remains in 100% condition. The plating shows little age. The mortise button and blade release work excellent. There is an original tan colored felt strip in the rifle slot. The grip plates are the black checkered type, both being in perfect condition. They are retained by nickel-plated steel rivets which have dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has outstanding paint. This paint is still 100%. It is possible that it is a repaint but if so it is most beautifully done. Attached to the scabbard is a very impressive dark brown leather frog. This frog is of slightly larger proportion than the norm and is retained by four rivets. It is also maker marked and dated on the reverse, “Maury & Co.”, then there is a town that is illegible and the date “1941”. A beautiful scabbard and frog here.

The blade is a fine nickel-plated example still being bright throughout and easily in near full mint condition. The obverse blade is plain being the type with wide fuller construction. The reverse of the blade is etched with the standard remembrance in two lines in the center. Flanking the remembrance are sprigs of oak leaves and on the left side there is a droop-tail style Luftwaffe eagle clutching a swastika and on the right a helmet with such good detail the national emblem is visible. All of the frosting is in place in the backgrounds. This rarely seen etch can be viewed in the Wayne Techet book book on page 211. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the diamond having the Puma cat inside with the firm’s name below the head, “Puma”. Below the diamond is the location city, “Solingen”. The original brown leather blade washer is in place. A very difficult to find Luftwaffe bayonet.

Near Mint. $1,395.00

D&EBAY #35456C Early Dress Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This Dress Bayonet has the early 1933-34 trademark and, as we would expect to see, it is equipped with the very close checkered Bakelite grip plates. The hilt is a fine heavy nickel-plated variety and it still has its good original shine and is in 100% condition. The blade release button is a pseudo type being there for decoration only. It is slightly smaller than the usual button. There is also a rifle slot which appears narrower than the normal type but since the button was not meant to be used, neither was the slot. These grip plates are retained by heavy steel rivets neither side of which has dressed heads. This is an unusual feature but it does appear to be factory accomplished.

The scabbard is straight on the obverse having a small ding on the reverse center area but not bad. The original paint shows some carrying signs throughout and rates at about 90%. There is no frog on this example. The long blade is the style with wide fuller. It is a quality nickel-plated type and remains in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the trademark used from 1933-1935. It consists of two small ovals which contain the firm’s name and location, “Carl Eickhorn Solingen”. In the center is a seated squirrel having a serrated tail. Beneath the animal is the firm’s initials, “C.E.”. The original leather blade buffer is in place. An interesting early bayonet here that is slightly different from the norm.

Excellent Plus. $350.00

D&EBAY #35164 Early Army Dress Bayonet – Horstator

This Army Bayonet is most likely of early construction as the maker name, “Horstator” is an early form used by the E&F Hörster firm. The hilt is an outstanding example having very bright nickel finish and being 100% throughout except on the mortise lock where the plating has left he surfaces of the lock only. The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite and they are in perfect condition. These plates are retained by nickel rivets having dressed heads. The mortise button and release work well. The original red felt is still in the rifle slot.

The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has excellent original black paint which is still nice and bright. It shows a little bit of carrying time on the obverse but the reverse is still in basic mint condition. The lug is the smaller type which is numbered on the underside, “753H” being typical of the Hörster firm. This lug though is an early type as it has a washer-like mount at the lower stem where it fastens into the metal of the scabbard shell. There is no frog on this piece.

The blade is a real beauty having highest quality nickel-plated finish. This blade is the long style with wide fuller construction and is easily in full mint condition. The interesting trademark features a single oval and in the center is the large “H” letter with the smaller “H” and “S” letters in the middle being pierced by a sword. Around the single oval is the firm’s name, “Horstator” and the location “Solingen”. As stated above, this was an optional name that was used by the Hörster firm early on. The original blade buffer has gone to time. A very nice interesting Army example here.

Near Mint. $295.00

D&EBAY #35354 Stag Grip Single Etched Short Bayonet – Puma

The nickel plating throughout the hilt of this example is all there however there is some freckling that is spread about throughout the pommel area. The crossguard is mostly free of this age. The hilt of the bayonet has been cleaned and looks pretty nice. The mortise button and release work well. The original red felt is still in the rifle slot. The grip plates of this example are a fine antler stag. They have nice golden tones at the top of the grains with deeper coffee color in the recesses. Both grips have been beautifully hand carved and fit and are retained by nickel-plated steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has original paint but most of it is pretty well attic crazed with most of the paint missing around the lower ball area. This paint would clean up some but overall it is about 90%. The black frog has some attic crazing but is not too bad being the style that has a rivet in the reverse center.

The short blade is a very fine near mint example having good bright finish and medium size fuller. The obverse of he blade is plain as this was the usual custom with Puma etched examples. The reverse of the blade however has a fine etch featuring 100% of the original frosting in the backgrounds. The etch features a two-line standard remembrance and on the left side is an open-winged eagle with swastika in its talons and on the right side is a helmet. The national insignia can be seen on the helmet. There is also the patent pending words, “Ges. Gesch.” at the lower portion of the etch. This same etch pattern can be seen in the Wayne Techet book book on page 214.

The reverse ricasso is stamped with the diamond trademark having a Puma head in the center with the firm’s name, “Puma” below the head. Below the diamond is the location city, “Solingen”. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place. An interesting piece here, one that is not mint but with a really fine blade.

Excellent Plus. $1,295.00

D&EBAY #35428 Period Altered K-98 Bayonet – Paul Weyersberg

This K-98 appears to me as though it was factory altered, possibly to suit a personal customer. The bayonet is definitely a 1930s vintage piece having a standard pommel with working mortise and blade lock. There are no numbers that appear anywhere on either side of the pommel or on the release button. The crossguard appears to have been something handmade in the factory. The crossguard still has the rounded area at the top spine to accommodate a rifle barrel but there has been a long thin quillon added to the crossguard and seems to be retained by two rivets which go through the blade itself. This quillon narrows and curves upwards ending in a round ball.

Additionally, the original grip plates have been replaced with beautiful stag plates, which have been custom fit in a superlative manner. The fit of the grips appears to be better than we normally see on standard stag plates as the points which meet the hilt parts have all been rounded and show much more workmanship than the norm. the areas where the grip has been cut have long since turned a fine golden color. There is no question that this alteration was done many, many years ago and as stated above I feel that it was a factory custom order. These grip plates are retained by screw and spanner nuts in the usual manner.

The blade of this example appears to be a standard K-98 blade with wide fuller. However, the blade does not appear to have ever been blued and was produced with a polished surface but not plated. The blade shows some age, but overall it is still in excellent condition. The blade is marked on the obverse with the serial number, “5084”.

Unfortunately the scabbard appears to be a mismatch as it has a different number on it as well as a different maker. Also the scabbard appears to be rather poorly repainted and has lots of dents and dings. The scabbard could definitely use a replacement here which would certainly help the looks of this outstanding piece. There is also a period black frog with the scabbard. The reverse of this blade is marked on the ricasso, “Paul Weyersberg Solingen”. If you are a K-98 fan or just like bayonets I’m sure that this example would have lots of eye appeal in your collection. I like it a lot and would not mind displaying it with my collection in the slightest.

Excellent Plus. $495.00

D&EBAY #35099 Long Infantry Etched Bayonet – E. Pack

This long style bayonet has a fine bright hilt having 100% nickel finish. There is just the slightest of age traces in the obverse plating but no lifting. The mortise button and lock work well. The original green felt is still in the rifle slot. The grip plates are in perfect condition being the black checkered Bakelite. As per the Pack specifications, the grip plates are retained by nickel-plated smooth rivets with spanner nuts on the reverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has excellent original black paint. This paint is nearly 100% on the obverse with some minor paint missing on the reverse right edge. Overall the paint is in excellent condition having good original brightness to it. There is a fine black leather frog that is attached which is still in choice near mint condition.

The long blade is mint throughout. This blade has wide fuller construction. The blade features a fine etch panel on the obverse. The panel has choice frosted backgrounds and in the center features a two-line standard dedication. To the left of the dedication are sprigs of oak leaves and acorns. At the beginning portion of the dedication there is a perpendicular dedication of an army soldier complete with full field dress carrying a K-98 rifle and wearing a helmet. The details to the four pocket tunic are all there as are the details to the breeches and boots. An excellent depiction here and hard to believe that such crispness could be achieved with acid etching. This etch pattern is listed in the Pack catalog as pattern, “Nr.6”. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the small hammering Siegfried which is positioned over the firm’s name and location, “E. Pack & Söhne / Solingen”. The original black leather blade washer is in place.

If you are not familiar with this etch pattern it can be seen in the Wayne Techet book on page 144. A great addition to an army collection or etched bayonet collection.

Mint Minus. $1,395.00

D&EBAY #34963 Stag-Gripped Long Bayonet – Alcoso

This stag-gripped Alcoso bayonet is an early example probably produced about 1935. The hilt is a fine steel base having excellent heavy nickel surfaces. The plating shows some minor age and usage but overall it is still bright and is in near mint condition. The mortise button and lock still work fine and the rifle slot has no felt within.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has good original black paint. There is some crazing on both sides of the scabbard but overall the paint is still near 100% and does have good brightness to it. It would clean up quite nice. The black leather frog is the patent leather type having some minor attic crazing in the surfaces but it is not bad and still serviceable.

The long style blade has the wide fuller construction. This blade shows just a little age here and there and quite a bit of usage given the early vintage of this example it has probably seen a lot of service and it is a miracle that it appears in this good of a condition. This blade rates at excellent plus. On the reverse ricasso it has the pre-1937 stamping consisting of a large set of scales and the firm’s initials, “ACS” interspersed. The brown leather washer is intact showing some minor age.

A nice bayonet here and it should give the new owner a real feeling for the period. Fine quality weapon.

Excellent. $350.00

D&EBAY #34671 Stag Gripped Long Bayonet

This bayonet has pretty good nickel plating to the hilt. The nickel-plated shows some usage as well as some freckling in the surfaces but overall it is still there and is still bright. The mortise button and lock work well. The original red felt buffer is still in the rifle slot. The grip plates are genuine stag being cut and fit by a master. These plates have attractive dark brown tones and fine graining. The edges have all turned an antique gold look. These plates are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell has excellent original black paint. This paint is at least 95% wearing a little bit towards the tip area but still having a factory bright finish. The scabbard is equipped with a dark brown leather frog. The frog shows some modest age but is still in good condition. The blade of this example is the long style having wide fuller construction. This blade still remains in mint condition. It is interesting to note that on the reverse of the blade there has been a “heart” scribed into the metal. This may have been done by a lonely owner thinking of his sweetheart back home or it could have been done by a capturing veteran. Hard to say but there it is! This mint blade is protected by a brown leather washer. A nice stag bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $325.00

D&EBAY #34633 Double Etched Infantry Short Bayonet – E. Pack

This etched Infantry Bayonet is in outstanding condition throughout. The hilt parts have fine 100% plating and the parts remain nice and bright throughout. These hilt parts are in near full mint condition. The mortise button and lock work well. There is no felt in the rifle slot. The grip plates are the close black checkered type and they are in perfect condition. These plates are retained by rivets and spanner being off-set as they usually are with this producer. The rivet heads also still retain their original matching nickel-plated surfaces. The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell shows some carrying signs here and there but overall the original black paint rates at about 90%. The paint is missing from the lower ball area. The throat of this scabbard, as we sometimes see on Pack bayonets, is a more flared type. The scabbard is equipped with what appears to be the original patent leather frog. This frog shows only modest attic crazing and is still in good sound condition having a single rivet in the center reverse. The blade is a real killer. This blade is in 100% mint condition. The obverse features the famous Pack infantry pattern which features a soldier walking perpendicular above the blade ricasso. The solider is fully outfitted with field gear and Mauser rifle all which are very clear in the etch. The center of the etch has a double horizontal standard remembrance. The etch ends with fine oak leaf and acorn sprigs. The silvered frosted background is 100%. The reverse of the bayonet is etched with the small narrow rectangular pattern favored by Pack. This etching cites the original wearer’s motorized regiment, “INF. REGT. 71 mot.”. The reverse of the blade is also nice and mint. The reverse ricasso features the small stamped hammering Siegfried figure above the firm’s name and location, “E. Pack & Söhne / Solingen”. The original brown leather felt buffer is in place. A very choice double etched bayonet being the same as is shown in the Wayne Techet book on page 144.

Mint Minus. $1,595.00

D&EBAY #34597 Early Long Dress Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This early Dress Bayonet was produced either at the end of the Reichswehr period of the beginning of the Third Reich period. The hilt parts still have good bright nickel plating showing a little bit of age freckling on the obverse and a little bit more on the reverse. Overall though the plating is still in pretty good shape and still is nice and bright. The mortise button and lock work well. There is no felt in the rifle slot. The grip plates are the early bake-o-lite type having very close checkering. There are some signs of a little bit of patent leather stuck in the grip plate checkering of both sides. This would have been caused by an old frog pressing against the grip plates in the heat of an attic. Most likely this could be removed if someone wanted to do it. The grip plates are retained by nickel rivets having dressed obverse heads. The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell has very good original black paint. The obverse paint is about 99% with just the slightest of spidering and on the reverse there is a little more spidering and a few more nicks but not bad at all. The blade is the long style and on the obverse is still in near mint condition having just a couple of age lifts in the surfaces but not bad. The reverse of the blade is also bright but there is more signs of lifting on the reverse running from the ricasso up to about the half-way point. None of this is too bad though and the blade still grades at excellent plus. The interesting part about this bayonet is the fact that it has the rarely seen stamping consisting of the large double oval trademark. This trademark contains the firm’s name and location inside, “Carl Eickhorn Solingen”, and inside is a large rabbit holding a nut in his paws and having a serrated style tail. The original leather washer is gone to time. This bayonet should interest those collecting unusual trademarks.

Excellent. $235.00

D&EBAY #34160C Army Single Etched Long Bayonet – Rich. Abr. Herder

The hilt of this Army Single Etched Long Bayonet has good plating throughout showing a little bit of usage here and there but probably would clean up a lot nicer if someone would want to tackle the task as the plating appears to be nearly 100%. The mortise button and lock work well. There is no felt in the rifle slot. The grip plates are the black checkered type and they are in perfect condition. They are retained by nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. The long scabbard is straight throughout and has outstanding original black paint. This black paint virtually shows no age and still retains its factory brightness. The frog of this example is a black patent leather type. It is the quality type with a rivet in the center reverse. The frog has some mild attic crazing but overall it is still in excellent condition throughout.

The long style blade is complete with a wide fuller design. The obverse blade is plain and is completely in mint condition. The reverse blade is an outstanding example of the long open-winged eagle with swastika. In the case of this etch however the raised parts have been frosted while the reverse background matches the mint plating of the blade. This reversal process gives a very unique effect to this etch. If you have never seen this etch variety you can see it on page 222 of the Wayne Techet book. The open-winged eagle has outstanding details throughout its head and wing feathering. The bird clutches a wreath which resembles a life saving float having a mobile swastika inside. The ends of the panels have exact plant in pot type depictions. Just an outstanding design here! The original black leather washer is in place. A very desirable bayonet!

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,795.00

D&EBAY #33836C Stag Grip Single-Etched Bayonet – F.W. Höller

This single-etched, stag-gripped Höller Bayonet was apparently used for parade purposes. Possibly this man represented the detachment that handled the colors for the regiment or something to this nature. The hilt of the bayonet still has good nickel plating. The plating is nearly 100% showing just a little bit of minor age underneath the plating but no breaks in the plating surfaces. The mortise button and lock still work fine. The original red felt is still in the rifle slot showing only minor age discoloring. The genuine stag grip plates are both beauties. These grip plates have excellent dark brown and tan grains with attractive golden hues to the edges. They were cut and installed by a master. The nickel rivets have dressed heads on the obverse with a nice attempt at dressing them on the reverse. The scabbard is a special order blued surface type. The blue to the scabbard surfaces is easily 100% and additionally, it still has most of the original lacquer covering. This lacquer is about 85-90%. Attached to the scabbard is an original-to-the-piece white frog. The white coloring shows a little bit of attic crazing underneath as the white finish was applied over a patent leather base. The amount of missing white though is negligible. The frog remains in excellent condition being retained by two aluminum rivets. Attached to the frog is an enlisted man’s troddel. There is no way to know whether this troddel is original to the frog but it looks nice with this rigging. It is a silk strapped type with texture to the silk and it is properly tied around the frog. There is no fray to the strapping. The slide is a white style with a blue thread colored stem. The acorn cap is a white yarn-like thread with yarn-like gray thread bottom. The lower insert matches the strapping. Other than a little bit of age and soiling the troddel is in excellent condition. The short blade of this example is the style with stepped end. This blade is in full mint condition having a fine nickel-plated surface. The obverse of the blade is etched with the Höller model, “ES 102” motif. The etching has 100% of the original frosted background and it has the standard remembrance in the center. Flanking both ends of the etch are oak leaf sprigs with a Wehrmacht eagle with half closed wings clutching a mobile swastika. The reverse of the blade is in full mint condition being plain. The ricasso is stamped with the double ovals of this company which contain the firm’s name and address, “F.W. Höller Solingen”. Inside is the thermometer logo having too many digits to ever count. The brown colored blade washer is in place.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,895.00

D&EBAY #33837C Short Dress Bayonet with Personalized Blade – Carl Eickhorn (Early Oval Logo)

This early Eickhorn Short Dress Bayonet has a fairly nice outside, still having 100% plating. The plating shows a little nominal age but it is not bad. The mortise button and lock are nicely in place. I don’t want to press too hard on the button as it should be soaked in oil before moving the mechanism. The original red felt is in place showing a couple of minor moth tracks but no real damage. The black checkered grip plates are in perfect condition and are retained by nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. The scabbard is straight throughout having good original black paint. The paint is all there but does have a little minor age spidering in the surfaces but not bad. The original frog is the black leather type and is in excellent condition. The short blade is the style with stepped end, and narrow fuller. The original owner or a friend of his personalized this blade with some pretty nice etching. The etching has been done with acid and on the obverse is the name and rank of this enlisted man, “San.-Uffz. Hans Schmitt.”. This would indicate that the original owner was a medical NCO. “Uffz” stands for “Unteroffizier”. There has been a circular style etching to go around the name and rank and it is unique and nicely done. The same circular etching is also on the reverse blade where the NCOs unit and garrison town are etched, “San-Staffel Bad-Mergentheim.” I don’t know whether there is enough here to do research as the name “Schmitt” is a pretty common name but you never know. Having the man’s unit and his garrison town should help some. The blade shows just the slightest of graying on the surfaces but it is not bad. The reverse also has some old age pitting which looks to have been removed near the end of the blade where the step begins. The blade overall grades at about excellent. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the trademark used from 1933 through 1935. It features double ovals which retain the firm’s name and location, “Carl Eickhorn Solingen”. Inside is a seated squirrel holding a nut in his paws and having a serrated tail. The original black leather protective washer is in place. An interesting NCO bayonet here.

Excellent. $795.00

D&EBAY #33783 Long Plain Dress Bayonet

This Plain Dress Bayonet has nickel plating that covers all of the hilt areas. There is a nominal amount of age that appears at the pommel obverse and reverse but it is not bad and does not appear to be through the metal. The quillon and crossguard area are still perfect. The original felt is missing from the rifle slot. The mortise button and lock work well. The grip plates are fine checkered bake-o-lite being in perfect condition. They are retained by nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This scabbard shell has fairly good original paint. The paint is showing wear at the bottom of both sides as well as some spidering, and maybe rates at about 85%. The long blade is an absolute beauty being a high quality nickel-plated type and in full mint condition. This blade is the style with wide fuller construction. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the early small double oval trademark which contains the firm’s name and location, “Carl Eickhorn Solingen”. Inside is a seated squirrel grasping a nut in his paws and having a serrated tail. This trademark is from the 1933-1935 period. This is a very early bayonet. The brown leather washer is still new-like and in place. A nice basic example here.

Excellent Plus. $195.00

D&EBAY #33795 Luftwaffe Long Etched Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This Luftwaffe Etched Bayonet has fairly good plating to the hilt. The plating is still mostly all there but there is some hammering that shows on the reverse pommel as well as on the spine and the upper spine area. The front though is still OK. The mortise button and lock work well. The original felt is missing from the rifle slot. The grip plates are the black checkered type and fortunately the hammering did not hurt anything and these grip plates are in perfect condition. They are retained with steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has fairly good original black paint showing some usage signs and some wear to both edges. This paint is still bright and rates at about 90%. The original brown Luftwaffe frog is still connected to the scabbard. This frog is in good condition throughout having five rivet construction. Some of the stitching is giving out on the right side of the frog but this should be an easy fix. The long blade is the style with wide fuller. The blade is still bright throughout having a little bit of in and out wear and a couple of minor freckles around the obverse ricasso but it’s not bad. This blade still grades at excellent plus. The blade reverse is plain and on the obverse is the rarely seen Luftwaffe etch. At the end of the panel it features a wreath of oak leaves that have two birds flying through the wreath. This particular Luftwaffe etch motif does not appear in the 1938 catalog and we assume therefore, that the design was produced before the printing of the ’38 catalog and the new motif involved the Luftwaffe eagle with swastika used later. At any rate, these birds and wreath are highly detailed. At the bottom of the etch is a Wehrmacht eagle with swastika. The center of the etch has two ribbons with the raised standard remembrance. The ribbons are surrounded by oak leaves. This etch has near 100% of the original frosting in the backgrounds. This is a rarely seen Luftwaffe bayonet. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the logo used from 1935 through 1941. It features a seated squirrel holding a downward pointing sword. Above the animal is the word, “original” and below, “Eickhorn Solingen”. The original brown leather washer is in place. A fine Luftwaffe bayonet here that can be seen in the Wayne Techet book on page 114.

Excellent Plus. $1,995.00

D&EBAY #33838C Double Etched Infantry Long Bayonet – E. Pack

This Long Infantry Bayonet is an early example having a double etched blade. The hilt fittings have good nickel-plated finish having some usage to the surfaces but nothing bad. The hilt plating is still 100%. The mortise button and lock work well. The original green felt is still in the rifle slot. The grip plates are the black checkered type and they are in perfect condition. These plates are retained by nickel rivets and spanners being off-set as they normally are with this producer. The scabbard is straight throughout having good black finish. The paint shows a little bit of usage and minor spidering but it also still has its factory brightness and rates at about 95%. The blade of this example had a broken tip when we first acquired it. We had a tip welded onto the existing break and shaped and polished it accordingly. The evidence of the nearly applied tip shows a little bit but it is not bad. The blade of this example is the long type with wide fuller construction. The obverse features the Pack number 6 “infanterie” etch. This etch features a solider standing perpendicular ahead of the ricasso. The detail to the image is so clear you can easily see the soldier’s helmet, MP40 pistol, boots and canteen. In the center is the standard remembrance and at the end of the etch are several sprigs of oak leaves. The reverse blade has the very small branch etch as the Pack pieces always do. It has a 100% frosted background and is raised out in capital letters, “INF. REGT. 16”. You can see this same etch treatment in the Techet book on page 167. This blade other than the retipping remains in mostly mint condition. The ricasso area of both sides has a little bit of lifting to the plating but it is not bad. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the small hammering Siegfried figure and he is placed above the firm’s name and location, “E. Pack & Söhne / Solingen”. The original brown leather washer is in place. A very nice rarely seen bayonet here having a repaired tip but priced accordingly.

Excellent Plus. $1,895.00

D&EBAY #20636 Plain Long Bladed Bayonet - E. Pack and Söhne

This long bayonet has a fine nickel plated hilt. The hilt fittings show some usage signs, but the plating is all there, rating at 100%. The mortise button and lock work well. The felt is missing from the rifle slot. The grip plates are the black checkered variety bake-o-lite and they are in perfect condition. They are retained by rivet and spanner hardware. The heads of the obverse rivets also retain 100% plating. Good hilt here. The long blade is the style with wide fuller construction. It is bright having fine nickel plating throughout. The obverse is still in pristine condition. The reverse has a couple of hits in the area around the fuller but other than this, is also in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the early small Siegfried hammering trademark. The figure is positioned over the name of the firm and the location, "E. Pack and Söhne Solingen". The original leather washer is in place. The scabbard is straight throughout having good original black paint. This paint shows some wearing signs but is still in good shape rating at about 97%. The reverse of the throat area shows a little flaking of the paint revealing pot metal base beneath. This is typical of Pack construction. Most Pack throats will be pot metal. A good sound collectible example here. Find a frog, a troddel and a piece of felt for the rifle slot and you will have a good complete collectible example.

Excellent Plus. $165.00

D&EBAY #28981 Army Dress Bayonet – E. Pack & Söhne

This army dress bayonet is in “as found” condition. The hilt appears to have good nickel plating throughout and there is no plating missing. The plating has a patinated finish that would come up substantially with a little semi-chrome. The mortise button and lock still work well. The grip plates are the black checkered variety and they are in perfect condition. As we usually see with this producer the plates are retained by offset spanner and rivet hardware. The spanner surfaces are of nickel and they exactly match that of the rest of the hilt. The scabbard of this example is straight throughout. It shows quite a bit of age to the paint as well as chipping and usage areas. This paint grades at about 80-85%. The scabbard is nice and straight however. This bayonet has the long style blade. This blade is constructed with wide fuller design. The blade is mirror bright and has a perfect nickel-plated finish. The reverse of this mint blade is stamped with the trademark showing the hammering Siegfried figure to the left and to the right of the logo is the firm’s three line name and location, “E. Pack / & Söhne / Solingen”. The bayonet’s blade is protected by an in place brown leather washer. A good basic bayonet here.

Excellent. $150.00

D&EBAY #33337 Plain Long Bayonet - E. Pack

The hilt of this Pack Long Bayonet is a real beauty. This hilt is in mint condition throughout with factory fresh mirror bright plating. The plating is easily 100%. The original green felt is still in the rifle slot and is in perfect condition. The mortise button and lock work well. The scabbard for this example is nice and straight throughout having excellent paint on the obverse, with a little bit of wear on the reverse down toward the tip. There is some sign of mild wear and a little spidering on the obverse, but overall, this scabbard paint is at least 90%. The high quality long blade is as nice as you will see. It features choice nickel-plated finish with wide fuller construction. This blade is in mint condition. The reverse ricasso has the early small hammering figure that is placed above the name and location, “E. Pack & Söhne/Solingen”. The original new-like brown leather blade washer is in place. A very nice plain long bayonet here.

Mint Minus. $295.00

D&EBAY #33415C Long Style Etched Reconnaissance Bayonet - Unmarked Puma

This Eched Reconnaissance Bayonet is in stone mint condition and comes from a warehouse or showroom where Puma weapons were featured. Although this bayonet is not maker marked, it is definitely a Puma product, as you will see when you go further down in the description. The hilt section of this bayonet is factory new and perfect. It virtually does not even have any scratches over the hilt areas. The finish is still mirror bright. The mortise button and lock work well. The original red felt is still in the rifle slot. In fact, the felt itself is still bright red, having two little moth nips, but that’s it. The grip plates are the celluloid checkered black plastic. They are in totally perfect condition. The grip plates are retained by nickel plated rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. It is very rare to see nickel plated steel rivets where the plating is still 100%. That is the case on these rivet heads. They look like they just came out of the box. The scabbard of this long bayonet is the usually tube steel type and it has outstanding original black paint. This black paint is 100% and if you look real close, you will see some signs of age in the finish toward the lower portion of it, but, if desired, this would be easy to take off with the slightest bit of polish. This scabbard paint is a full mint. The most interesting part about this bayonet is the fact that it must have been used as a showroom model for the etchings that could be ordered. The reason I say this is that just below the lug on the obverse, neatly painted in small red letters is the number “6350”. This number equates to the Puma line of etch bayonets. Below the model number is the painted length of the bayonet “4.0 cm”. This length equates to the overall distance, not the length of the blade. Apparently, when selling short or long bayonets at this Puma source, they ordered through the factory the overall length, not the blade length. But as neat as this all is, the best part is the blade itself. Puma did not etch their blades on the obverse. The obverse of this blade is stone mint. The reverse is where they preferred their etches to be. In the case of this example, the blade is etched with a reconnaissance motif. The border panels on each end are the potted plant feature. You can see this in the Wayne Techet book on page 207 where he shows the page form the Puma catalog. It is interesting to note that the catalog lists Stock No. 6350 as the bayonet with black grips and No. 6352 as the bayonet with stag grips. The center panel of the reverse blade has 100% frosting. Etched in the center panel is the three-line dedication. The first line is the raised standard remembrance and line 2 and 3 are “bei der Aufklärungs-Abteilung 5/Kornwestheim.” This etching, of course, states “In Memory of my Service Time in the Reconnaissance Group 5 from the City of Kornwestheim”. An absolute magnificent item here. The only sign of age anywhere are two tiny rust marks on the reverse ricasso. I am sure that I could easily take these off with a little semi chrome but maybe they should stay there just to let you know that this bayonet is actually old! The original newlike black leather buffer is in place. A magnificent edged weapon here which truly could be the star piece in an advanced etched bayonet collection.

Mint, Mint, Mint! $2,595.00

D&EBAY #33025 Single Etched Long Army Bayonet – E. Pack

This Pack produced Army Bayonet is a fine example which is usually the case with this producer. It is an early made piece probably circa 1936 or 37. The hilt parts are nicely nickel-plated showing only minor usage signs but the plating still being intact. The plating also is bright. The mortise button and lock work well and the original green felt is still in the rifle slot. There are a couple of moth nips to the felt but not bad. The grip plates are the early close grained celluloid and they are both in perfect condition. They have the offset rivets with spanners on the reverse. The rivets still have their plating intact. The scabbard is nice and straight throughout the obverse. The reverse has a small ding at around the upper center area. The original paint is in good condition throughout having some spidering but still retaining its bright luster. The long style blade has a wide fuller design. The obverse etch is most impressive having a wide open-winged eagle which stretches nearly 3 ¼-inches. This bird is really impressive! The bird is an art deco style design having an interesting bull style head, close checkered breast and relatively small wreath with swastika. The wings are made in a plain unembellished style with almost straight edges. The bird is highlighted by sprigs of oak leaf which flow around the frosted design. This blade is in mint condition and really looks good. This design is shown in the Pack catalog as being, “NR.1 neutral”. There is a good shot of an identical blade in the Wayne Techet book on page 147, upper. The reverse of the blade is stamped with the small hammering Siegfried figure with the firm’s name and city location below, “E. Pack And Söhne / Solingen”. The original leather washer is in place. A very fine bayonet here which would really look great displayed on a cradle out of the scabbard.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,595.00

D&EBAY #33009C Luftwaffe FLAK Regiment Double Etched Long Bayonet – M. Dieschunti (E. Pack)

This Luftwaffe FLAK Regiment Bayonet is ultra rare, being only the second or third example I have seen over the years. The bayonet is listed in the Pack catalog as “NR. 3 Flugabwehr”. This design can be seen in the Techet bayonet book on page 142 but Wayne does not have an example of this rare bayonet shown. First off, the hilt is still in excellent condition. It has 100% nickel finish throughout which is still nice and bright showing very little age. The mortise button and lock work well and the felt is missing from the rifle slot. The grip plates are the black celluloid having good close checkering. These plates are retained by the off-set rivet and spanner construction being a unique assembly method used only by E. Pack. There is a minor hit to the underside backstrap which also extends to the edge of the grip plate slightly. This is not a big deal and does not show unless the bayonet is turned bottom side up. The scabbard for this example is also a fine one being straight throughout and a long variety. It has outstanding original black paint which shows a couple of carrying scratches on the obverse and reverse but overall this scabbard is at least 98%. The blade of this example though is where its at. Unfortunately, when we received this bayonet about an inch and a half of the tip had been cut off. Since the bayonet was so rare we though that it would be proper to do what we can to retip this item. We formed and ground a fine new tip which came out quite well. Fortunately though the process did not affect the etches on this outstanding blade. The obverse has a very large panel which is frosted in the background with 100% of the frosting. At the ricasso area beginning point is a highly detailed 88 canon which is pointed straight up in the air. The details to the canon are fantastic throughout. There are a couple of branch-like growing plants stationed around the FLAK gun. The end of the etch features a small circle which contains three biplanes which are flying overhead. The 88 gun is pointed directly at these three biplanes. The detail is also outstanding to the planes although they show no markings. This is all indicative of an early product here probably produced about 1935. In the center of the etch in very large raised out capital letters is the standard remembrance, ZUR ERINNERUNG / AN MEINE DIENSTZEIT”. It is interesting to note that the ending barrel of the gun slightly penetrates the letter, “G” in the word erinnerung. This blade remains in mint condition other than the retipped area. The reverse blade in the wide fuller area has an additional small frosted area with the raised out branch designation also in capital letters, “FLAK REGT. 22”. There are some scratches that are fairly deep toward the end area which apparently was done by the person that originally mangled the tip of this bayonet. They are not bad however. The ricasso has the name of a Berlin distributor, “M. DIESCHUNTI / BRANDENBURG. H.”. Obviously this was a retail shop that sold the bayonet for the E. Pack company. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place. An outstanding example here which rarely is offered on the marketplace. If the tip were original I have no doubt that this bayonet would approach the $3500.00 mark. It is priced accordingly and because of its rarity is certainly a worthy addition to any serious etched bayonet collector’s assemblage.

Excellent Plus. $3,495.00

D&EBAY #32516C Single Etched Short Bayonet - F.W. Höller

The hilt of this bayonet still has excellent nickel plating and would easily clean up to near mint, as the plating is 100% and still has brightness to it. The mortise button and lock work well. The felt is missing from the rifle slot. The grip plates are the celluloid black checkered type and they remain in perfect condition. They are retained by steel rivets, having dressed heads on the obverse. The scabbard is nice and straight throughout. This scabbard has exceptionally good paint which appears to be nearly 100%. The original brightness is still in the surfaces, and with a little cleaning up, could really look well. The blade is the short stepped end variety. This blade has very fine nickel plated surfaces and is still in mint condition. The obverse has a frosted panel with 100% frosting. It portrays the Höller etch which features the standard remembrance in two lines flanked by Wehrmacht Eagles, each clutching a swastika. This etched panel shows very well. The trademark is stamped into the obverse, being a double oval type. Inside is the firm’s name and location, “F.W. Höller, Solingen”. In the center is the thermometer, having too many digits to count. This exact blade etch can be seen in the Wayne Techet bayonet book on page 174. The original blade buffer is in place. A good etched bayonet here that will clean up to near mint.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,195.00

D&EBAY #31974 Single Etched Short Bayonet - F.W. Höller

This bayonet has a fairly good hilt section, having most of the original plating still in place. There are a couple of wear spots on the sharp edges. There is also a little “tap-tap” on the slot area of the spine. The mortise button and lock work well. The original red felt is still in the rifle slot. It shows some minor insect damage. The grip plates are the black celluloid type with good checkering. They are retained by nickel plated steel rivets, having dressed heads. The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has quite a bit wear to the paint, and only about 30% of the original black paint is in place. This scabbard would be a good candidate for repainting, as it is in good shape otherwise. There is no frog on this example. The blade is the stepped variety, having narrow fuller design. It is etched on the obverse with the Höller pattern number “ES 102”. The etch can be seen in the Wayne Techet book on page 174, lower. This blade is in near full mint condition, having only a little bit of in-and-out marks near the tip area. The panel has outstanding frosted backgrounds and features the standard remembrance in two lines on the obverse. The remembrance is flanked with oak leaf sprigs and also with two Wehrmacht half-closed winged eagles clutching mobile swastikas. The detail is outstanding to this etch. The ricasso obverse is stamped with the double ovals of this company. Inside is the firm’s name and location, “F.W. Höller, Solingen”, and in the center is the thermometer logo having too many digits to ever count. The reverse blade is plain. The original brown leather washer has gone to time. A nice blade here.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #31693 Plain Long Dress Bayonet

This Dress Bayonet has a very fine hilt. This hilt has bright nickel plated surfaces throughout. There is a small wear spot to the plating on the inner side of the crossguard where it rubbed against the once present frog. Other than this, though, the plating is all there and is in mint condition. The original red felt is still in the slot, showing some mild age. The mortise button and blade lock work well. The celluloid checkered grip plates are in perfect condition. They are retained by solid nickel rivets, having dressed heads. The scabbard of this example is also extremely nice. The reverse paint is nearly perfect, whereas the obverse has a few scratches and signs of carrying time, but overall this paint rates at about 90% to 95%. It is interesting to note that the lug is the shorter type, an indication that this example was made by the E. & F. Hörster Company. As is the case with Hörster, the inner edge of the bayonet lug is also numbered. These are the same lugs that we see on the Burgsmuller MPA Student Daggers. The blade of this example is a very fine long example, having wide fuller. The plating throughout the blade is fine nickeling, and the blade is still bright and in mint condition. This blade has been protected by an in-place brown leather washer. Despite the blade’s no marking, it would be my belief that this example was made by Hörster. A nice bayonet here.

Mint Minus. $225.00

D&EBAY #31553 Short Bayonet Attributed to NS Student League Etching - Carl Eickhorn

The hilt of this Student League Bayonet has fairly good nickel plated surfaces. The plating is all there and is still bright. Unfortunately, someone mistook this bayonet for a hammer and the back edge has quite a bit of scarring caused by this. It does not show from the front, though, and fortunately the grip plates are still intact. The mortise button and lock still work well. The original red felt is still in the rifle slot, showing some minor mothing, but not too bad. The grip plates are in good condition throughout. There are a couple of tiny flecks that are missing on the checkering, which may have been caused by the “hammering” experience, but there are no other problems. These grip plates are retained by nickel plated rivets, having dressed heads on the obverse. The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard shows some age and spidering in the surfaces, but rates about 98%. The frog is a leather type, rather than patent leather, and it is still in good condition. This frog is also marked, curiously, on the reverse “RZM L2/441/41”. This stamping is absolutely original, and whether it has anything to do with the Nationalist Schools or not, I don’t know. It certainly does make for an interesting frog, however. The blade of this example is the short stepped edge variety having narrow fuller. The obverse is etched with the slogan attached to the Student League, being “EHRE, KRAFT, FREIHEIT”. This slogan means “HONOR, STRENGTH, FREEDOM”. The blade remains in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935 through 1941 Eickhorn squirrel. The original washer is in place. An identical bayonet can be seen in the Wayne Techet book on page 123.

Excellent Plus. $1,495.00

D&EBAY #31280 Short Single Etched Dress Bayonet - Carl Eickhorn

This single etched dress bayonet is the model number 3219 which was Eickhorn’s biggest seller by far. The hilt of this example is still nice and bright but it does show some period usage and some scratches on the pommel and also on the mortise button. Overall though the plating looks to still be at near 100%. The mortise button and lock works fine and the felt is missing from the rifle slot. The dark checkered grip plates are in good condition and are retained by steel rivets with dressed heads. The nickel plating has come off of these rivets. The scabbard is straight throughout but it does show quite a bit of spidering to the original paint. This paint rates at about 90%. There is a good patent leather black frog which is the higher quality type having a supporting rivet in the reverse center. The patent leather has some crazing but as far as these things go this example is in very good condition. The short style blade has a narrow fuller with stepped end. As indicated above it has the pattern number 3219 which was an all encompassing style which was to cover any branch of the Wehrmacht. The frosted panels are in choice condition and the panel end with the fleur de lis device typical of Eickhorn. The background frosting is 100% and the raised etching is bright and easily in mint condition. This pattern depicts a double ribbon which has the standard remembrance contained within it and oak leaves going around the ribbon. Flanking the ribbon is a standing closed-winged Wehrmacht eagle with swastika in the talons. This same pattern can be seen on page 110 of the Wayne Techet book. The reverse of the blade is also mint and it is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn trademark. The original blade buffer is in place. A very nice blade here with a OK outside.

Excellent. $795.00

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D&EBAY #30862 Army Long Single Etched Bayonet - Carl Eickhorn

The hilt of this dress bayonet shows mild age but is still bright throughout and could clean up some. The mortise button and lock work well and the original red felt is still in the rifle slot. The scabbard is straight throughout and has good original black paint. This paint shows some spidering throughout but most of the paint still remains in place being about 98%. There is a black patent leather frog connected to the scabbard. The leather shows some attic crazing but it is not bad and overall this frog is still very serviceable. The blade is the long style having wide fuller construction. The nickel-plated surfaces are still nice and bright and the blade is in near full mint condition. The obverse portrays the etched panel being the number 3219 offered by the Eickhorn firm. This panel depicts a Wehrmacht eagle with swastika flanking the etch. Inside is a double ribbon which contains the standard remembrance. Around the ribbon are a series of oak leaves. The frosted backgrounds are still at 100%. The reverse ricasso has been stamped with the 1935-41 squirrel trademark. The original brown leather washer is in place. A good basic Eickhorn etched bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #30621C Dress Long Bayonet - Alcoso

This dress bayonet has very good original nickel plating. In fact the plating is nice and bright and still is in near mint condition throughout. There is only the slightest of age in the surfaces and there is a little bit of tap tapping on the backstrap area slightly down from the rifle slot. The owner of this bayonet must have been in charge of putting posters up for his regiment as these definitely look to be period marks, not something a veteran would have made as the markings are mostly confined to the small spine area not the grip plates. The mortise button and lock work well. There is dark green felt in the rifle slot. It would be hard for me to imagine that this is the original felt because of the hammer work here, but perhaps it is. The grip plates are the traditional checkered black bake-o-lite. They are retained by nickel-plated steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard shows pretty good paint on the reverse whereas on the obverse it has quite a bit of spidering and shows age. Overall this paint is about 65-70%. The frog is a black patent leather type having the usual attic crazing in the surfaces but it is still serviceable. This frog is the deluxe variety having a single rivet in the reverse. The grade of this example is really nice. It is the long variety having wide fuller construction. It is plated with high quality nickel and easily rates in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the scales trademark having the letters, “ACS” interspersed. In an arch form over the scales is the block lettered name of the firm “Alcoso” and beneath the location “Solingen”. The original brown leather washer is in place. A nice sound example here.

Excellent. $225.00

D&EBAY #30617C Standard Short Bayonet - E. Pack & Söhne

This short bayonet is in exceptional condition throughout. The hilt is nice and bright and has 100% of the nickel plating. There are a couple of minor age spots but they are really nothing. The mortise button and lock work well. There is a yellow bayonet felt in the slot but I doubt if it is original. The grip plates are a fine black checkered celluloid. These grip plates are retained in the manner only seen performed by the Pack company. They feature offset to the left rivets with spanner hardware. The rivet heads also are free of rust and in mint condition. A very nice hilt here! The scabbard is straight throughout and also has good original black paint. The reverse of the scabbard has nearly all of the original paint and also does have some crazing but it is not bad. The obverse shows a little bit of age towards the lower area but still all of the paint is here. The short style blade is a stepped variety having narrow fuller. This blade reflects highest quality nickel-plated finish and it is easily in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is lightly stamped with the hammering Siegfried figure. To the right of the figure is the three line firm name and location, “E. Pack / & Söhne / Solingen”. The original brown leather washer is in place. If you’re looking for just a good solid nice conditioned original bayonet this is a beauty.

Mint Minus. $250.00

D&EBAY #29947 Long Double Etched Bayonet - WKC

This hilt of this example is nice and bright and has 100% of the plating. It shows only nominal usage. The rifle slot has a green felt insert which appears original. The mortise and lock mechanism work well. The grip plates are black bake-o-lite and the obverse is in perfect condition. The reverse shows a little bit of the old remains of patent leather which are stuck in some of the checkering in the center. This would be easy to clean out if someone wanted to bother with it. These plates are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads. The obverse blade of this example features the traditional WKC pattern which features an open-winged eagle in the center clutching a wreathed swastika and on either side of the bird is the standard remembrance. There are oak leaves and acorns which surround the scene. This bayonet is identical to the example shown in the Wayne Techet book on page 135. The reverse blade has a dedication which is, “41. Inftr. Regt. Amberg / Bayer. Ostmark”. This identical dedication is shown in the Techet book on page 237. The dedication is surrounded by oak leaves and acorns. This blade on both sides is in mint condition. On the obverse it is stamped with the WKC knighthead which is positioned over the firm’s initials. The original blade buffer is in place. The scabbard of this example is straight throughout showing some wear to the paint. There is also some crazing in the surfaces. The obverse paint is about 70% and the reverse is about the same. There is a black patent leather frog which is in good serviceable condition showing some attic crazing. The reverse of the frog is a deluxe type that is covered in a field gray felt. The felt shows wear at the top and bottom borders but other than that seems to all be there. A very fine double etched infantry bayonet.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1495.00

D&EBAY #28982 Army Dress Bayonet – Carl Eickhorn

This dress bayonet has excellent plated surfaces to the hilt. In fact, the plating looks to be 100% throughout this hilt. The mortise and lock work well. There is no felt in the rifle slot. The grips are the black checkered variety. The obverse grip is in perfect condition whereas the reverse grip has a crack which runs through it at the bottom area. It does not seem to be going anywhere though as the nickel-plated steel rivets are holding everything in position. The scabbard is nice and straight throughout. The scabbard shows age and usage having about 60-70% of the original paint. The long style blade is mirror bright and has fine nickel-plated surfaces. This long blade has the wide fuller construction and it is in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 square logo. There is an original brown leather washer in place protecting this blade. A good starter piece here or if you have the means to fix the reverse grip this bayonet could be nicely enhanced. At any rate, it is priced accordingly.

Excellent. $125.00