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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 #47527C Army Pioneer Double Etched Infantry Bayonet

The blade of this double etched bayonet is in full stone mint condition which we will get to further down in the description. The hilt is the rarely seen pioneer style. As I have said many times in the past the pioneer style was a format that anyone could order and not necessarily just pioneer branches. That is the case here as this bayonet is to an infantry regiment. The plating to the pommel unfortunately has some age beneath it and is lifting the plating slightly causing it to crack throughout the hilt. The good part is that none of the plating is missing however. The mortise button and lock work well. The pommel has the short stub eagle head typical of this model. The crossguard is also the stub shortened type and it too has the same plating failings as the pommel. The grip plates are in excellent condition having black checkered surfaces. They are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. The loing scabbard is an outstanding example being straight throughout and having about 99 percent of the paint which is still bright and fine looking. The scabbard is equipped with a good patent leather frog that has only minor crazing. This frog has the single rivet in the reverse. The long style blade is in stone mint condition. The obverse of the blade features the Eickhorn infantry etch number 3220. The etch has the standard remembrance in two ribbons in the center surrounded by oak leaves. At the bottom is the half opened wing Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika. At the end of the etch is a set of crossed rifles with helmet above them all superimposed on a wreath of oak leaves. The frosting in the backgrounds is absolutely perfect. On the opposite blade it is etched with a two line presentation Infanterie Regiment No 24 / Braunsberg (Ostpr.) meaning east Prussia. The reverse of the blade is also in stone mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935 through 41 squirrel trademark. The original blade buffer is in place. A very rare bayonet here seldom seen.

Excellent Plus. $1,995.00

D&EBAY #47526C Luftwaffe Single Etch Reconnaissance Long Bayonet by F. W. Holler

The hilt of this bayonet is in extremely choice condition having all nickel plating which is still bright throughout showing almost no age. The mortise button and lock work well. There is red felt in the rifle slot. The grip plates are in fine condition with outstanding checkering and they are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads. These rivets still have the plating on their heads giving you an idea of the condition of this bayonet. The scabbard is straight throughout and has outstanding original paint. This paint is easily in bear mint condition being all there and only having a little bit of minor attic crazing on both sides. Fitted to the scabbard is a very fine mint conditioned brown leather Luftwaffe frog. It is a quality frog being the type that has the single rivet in the reverse. Attached to the frog is a troddel. The troddel has textured gray strapping with no fraying anywhere and the slide is red the stem is yellow the cap is red and the lower ball is of gray yarnlike material. The insert matches the strapping. A fine mint condition troddel here. The blade is a real beauty being the style with wide fuller. It has perfect nickel plating throughout and is easily in mint condition. The obverse side has all of the frosting and presents three ribbons with oak leaves surrounding them. The ribbons contain the following dedication Erinnerung an Meine / Deinstzeit bi dr Aufklärungs Abtla / Kornwestheim. The beautiful 100 percent frosting really accents this etching. The reverse blade is also in stone mint condition. The obverse ricasso is marked with the double ovals which contain the firm’s name and location F. W. Holler Solingen. Inside is the familiar thermometer logo. The original newlike black blade buffer is in place. A really fine example here one of which you can see on page 181 of the Wayne Techet book. This is a rarely seen etch in top condition.

Mint Minus. $1,995.00

D&EBAY #47100 Standard Long Army Bayonet by Alcoso

This Alcoso bayonet is in beautiful condition throughout.The hilt has perfect nickel plating. The mortise button and lock work well.

The grip plates are in fine condition throughout. The rivets are a steel base type but still retain their plating on the finished side. A nice hilt here.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has outstanding original mint paint. There are few attic crazes but this does not disrupt things. If anything it gives it a really nice realistic look.

The long style blade is the type with wide fuller. This blade is pristine mint throughout with mirror finish. It is stamped on the reverse with the trademark used from 1937 to 1939. It shows the scales with the ACS letters interspersed. Above is the firm’s name in block letters in an arch “Alcoso”. Below is “Solingen”. The original blade buffer is in place.

A very nice standard bayonet here.

Mint. $250.00

D&EBAY #46988C Long Luftwaffe Etched Bayonet Pack Type with Distributor

This bayonet has good plating throughout the hilt having a few hits into the plating but nothing that is too disturbing. The mortise button and lock work well. The rifle slot has yellow felt within.<.P>

The grip plates are fine black checkered and are retained by the Pack nickel plated smooth rivets with spanners on the other side.

The scabbard is in very fine condition having outstanding original paint. This paint is in nearly full mint condition. The scabbard is equipped with a brown leather frog which would be the case as this is a Luftwaffe bayonet. This leather frog is a beauty in near mint condition.

The long style blade is etched with the Pack model etch number 10 “Flieger”. The etching is quite beautiful throughout the mint blade having outstanding frosting in the backgrounds. The blade depicts the standard remembrance in two lines in the center and then has oak leaves at the end portion. At the beginning of the blade there is a biplane style airplane which seems to be flying upward. It appears to be coming out of some small clouds. This is not an easy etch to encounter. The reverse blade is also in mint condition and it is etched with a distributor I don’t recall seeing in the past “Paul Tesche Berlin-Spandau Solingen”. The original blade washer is in place.A very nice hard to find Luftwaffe bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $1,495.00

D&EBAY #47072 Stag Gripped Short Bayonet by Carl Eickhorn

This bayonet has a fairly nice hilt on it with good plating. There is some minor age in the plating but it is not bad at all. The hilt is equipped with good mortise button and lock.

The grip plates are of genuine stag. They are masterfully fit and look very fine on the bayonet. They have good coffee brown colors with gold tones on the raised areas and also on the dges where the stag was trimmed. The grip plates are retained by two steel rivets having dressed heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The paint is not too good on the scabbard being maybe about 50 percent but on the areas where the paint is missing the steel has toned dark so the scabbard does not look bad at all.

The short blade is equipped with stepped end and narrow fuller. Although it remains bright it does show some minor usage signs but nothing serious. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935 through 41 Eickhorn squirrel trademark. The original blade buffer is gone to time.

Not a bad example here that is priced accordingly.

Good. $225.00

D&EBAY #47040C Pioneer Short Bayonet No Maker

This pioneer bayonet overall is in decent condition. The hilt plating shows age in the surfaces much of which might be cleaned up. The mortise button and lock work and there is a red felt in the rifle slot.

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

The scabbard is straight throughout. It has near mint original black paint.

The short blade has a stepped end. It has decent nickel plating with few minor age spots. The origins brown blade buffer is in place.

Excellent. $250.00

D&EBAY #46850 Pioneer Long Bayonet by Emil Voos

This pioneer bayonet is in exceptional condition. The nickel plated hilt remains at 100 percent and is still nice and bright. The hilt has a working mortise button and lock.

The pioneer hilt is different from the standard in that the pommel beak is more or less blunted and the crossguard has no quillon end and it is rounded after the center area.

The grip plates are black checkered Bakelite in perfect condition and they are retained by nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. A very fine hilt here.

The scabbard is straight throughout the obverse and on the reverse there is a small dig at about the halfway point. The original paint is good and is about 98 percent. The scabbard is equipped with K98 style frog. The frog is maker marked and is dated “1941” between the ovals of the maker mark. The frog is in excellent condition with four rivet type construction. It is also complete with a retainer loop having an aluminum button boss.

The blade of this example is the long style and it is in very nice condition having bright nickel plating throughout. The fuller is quite wide on the blade. The reverse ricasso is marked with the snake around stump logo and to the right of the logo is the firm’s name and location “Emil Voos Solingen”. The original black leather blade buffer is in place.

An extremely nice example.

Near Mint. $495.00

D&EBAY #46904 Army Short Bayonet No Maker

The nickel plating on this bayonet is still bright throughout and is still 100 percent showing little age. The mortise button and lock work well and the original red felt is still within the hilt.

The black checkered grip plates are in perfect condition. They are retained by steel rivets having their plating on the dressed heads of the obverse.

The scabbard is in very choice condition having original paint hand still being just about mint.

The short style blade is the type with the wide fuller and conventional design. Usually we see short blades with a stepped end so this one is a bit rarer. This blade is in flat out mint condition and is quite beautiful. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A very fine plain short bayonet.

Mint Minus. $195.00

D&EBAY #46195 Long Stag Grip Bayonet by WKC

This bayonet has nice plating throughout the hilt although it looks to have been cleaned in the past by the last owner. There are a couple of small age marks in the surfaces which look to have been cleaned out. The mortise button works fine.

The stag grips are quite beautiful being a dark coffee color matching on both sides. The grains are also very impressive. These grip plates have golden edges and were expertly installed. They are retained by two nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It has fairly good original paint that shows some crazing on both sides but most of the paint is still there.

The long style blade has the seldom seen stepped end and narrow fuller. This blade is absolutely stone mint and in very beautiful condition. The obverse ricasso with the WKC maker mark. Since there are no marks in the comb or mask of the WKC knight head this trademark is an early example probably from 1931 or 1932 period.

A nice bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $395.00

D&EBAY #46187 Army Long Etched Bayonet No Maker (Alcoso)

The hilt of this example on the obverse is still bright and has excellent nickel plating. The reverse shows some wear to both the plating of the pommel and the reverse of the crossguard. The mortise button is in good condition and is working. The original red felt is still in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are of black Bakelite and both in perfect condition. They are retained by two steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is a fine example being straight throughout. The obverse paint of the scabbard is in nice condition with only a little bit of age at the bottom. The reverse has a little more age to it but still is not bad with the paint being at about 80 to 85 percent.

The blade is the long style having wide fuller. It has the "neutral" etch that was used by Alcoso. Although this blade is unmarked this etch was definitely performed by Alcoso. The obverse etch is in pristine condition with 100 percent frosting in the backgrounds. The reverse is also in perfect mint condition. A nice blade here. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

Excellent. $595.00

D&EBAY #46168 Army Short Dress Bayonet

The hilt of this bayonet is in nice condition having excellent nickel plating. The plating is perfect on the obverse and shows just the slightest of wear on the reverse upper area. The mortise button and lock work well.

The black checkered grip plates are in good condition retained by steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is a very fine example being completely straight and having perfect original paint.

The short style blade is the type with stepped end and narrow fuller. It is in mint condition on the obverse showing a little bit of scratching on the reverse but not bad. It is marked with the seldom seen "over the shoulder" Eickhorn squirrel trademark.

The original brown blade buffer is in position.

Near Mint. $425.00

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 #46169 Early Large Proportion Long Dress Bayonet Carl Eickhorn (small oval logo)

This dress bayonet is the early type which is of larger proportion than the types we usually see of Third Reich construction. The nickel plating to the hilt throughout remains in near perfect condition. Although there is a rifle slot the mortise button is a faux type.

The grip plates are the very early bakelite with very close checkering. They are retained by two steel rivets with standard heads on both sides.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has fairly good original paint. The scabbard is most straight having a couple of wearing signs on the obverse and the reverse but nothing serious. The original paint shows some wear and some age but is still in good condition and rates at about 85 percent.

The original frog is the patent leather type. It is still in sound condition.

The long style blade has the wide fuller construction. It remains in mint condition. It is marked on the reverse with the early Eickhorn trademark consisting of the small double ovals. The ovals contain the firm's name and location and inside is a serrated tail seated squirrel with the initials "C.E" inside. The original black leather blade buffer is in place.

A nice early example here which is difficult to find.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $325.00

D&EBAY #46201 Justice Official Bayonet No Maker

The justice official bayonet is one of the rarest bayonets that we see from the Third Reich. The WKC catalog clearly shows the justice bayonet to be equipped with wood grip plates as opposed to the normally seen Bakelite type. This example has beautiful wood grip plates on both sides both of which are in excellent condition. They are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The hilt plating throughout this bayonet is also in very choice condition easily being near mint. The mortise button and lock also work and there is a brown felt in the rifle slot which is a rather unusual color. It is also interesting to note that on the right edge of the bayonet being on the portion between the slot and the crossguard there are initials and numbers scratched into the surface. They appear to be TX8608. Whether these have anything to do with this bayonet I do not know but they are there.

The scabbard is a good example being straight and having original paint. The paint shows some usage but is still at about 90 percent.

There is also a fine patent leather frog which is still in good condition. It is a deluxe frog which has a felt covered reverse being in a dark green color. It is also interesting to note that this frog is constructed with 6 rivets something we only see on very deluxe models.

Attached to the frog and what appears to be original to the piece is a troddel. The troddel does not appear to me to be a justice official but rather a fireman's troddel. The fireman's troddel very much resembles the justice official so either the original wearer wore the bayonet like this or possibly somewhere along the line a collector installed the troddel. The troddel however is in excellent condition tied in the textbook manner having good balck leather strapping with triple gold wire stitching. The slide is a leather woven type and the stem is the style with crochet-like covering over metal. The ball below is of bullion with alternating pink strips. The insert on the troddel is the cat's anus type which is most unusual to see on fireman's troddel although I have seen it in the past.

The blade of this example is the short type having stepped end. It shows some mild age but is still in good bright condition rating at excellent plus. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A great bayonet here for those of you out there collecting bayonet types. We just do not see these justice official edged weapons.

Excellent Plus Plus. $1,595.00

D&EBAY #46198 Long Pioneer Bayonet by E.Pack

This pioneer style bayonet is about as good as they come. The nickel plated hilt is absolutely perfect throughout with a new-like finish. The mortis button and lock work well.

The grip plates are the black Bakelite checkered variety in perfect condition. They are retained by steel rivets having dressed with the plating still on the heads. The pioneer bayonet has a shorter beak to the bird head hilt at the left and also a shorter crossguard quillon. We call these pioneer bayonets but actually it was just a different model that could be ordered according to choice. We don't see many of them so they are quite scarce to find.

The long style blade has the wide fuller construction. It is in complete full mint condition and as nice as you will see. The reverse ricasso is marked at the left with the hammering Seigfreid figure and at the right are the firm's details "E. Pack & Sohne Solingen". The original black leather buffer is in place.

A very fine example here.

Mint. $495.00

D&EBAY #46196 Long Stag Gripped Bayonet by Alcoso

We do not see many Alcoso stag gripped bayonets. This example is of super quality and in outstanding condition. The hilt plating is still near perfect showing only the most modest wear at the edges of the obverse pommel and just a tad on the crossguard. Overall though the plating is at least 98 percent. The mortise button and lock work well There is green felt in the rifle slot.

The stag plates are really beautiful having a dark coffee color tone with terrific looking golden edges. These plates are outstanding to look at and will bring a smile to your face. They are fit by a true master. The plates are retained by two steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has good original paint. The paint shows just the slightest amount of wearing time but still is at least 98 percent.

The long style blade is in full mint condition having wide fuller construction. The reverse ricasso is marked with the early Alcoso trademark featuring the scales with the letters ACS interspersed. The Alcoso name is in an arch above the scales and Solingen appears below. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place

A very very fine stag gripped piece.

Mint Minus. $395.00

D&EBAY #46166 Long Pioneer Dress Bayonet Early Alcoso

This early Alcoso produced dress bayonet is in nice condition throughout. The nickel plating to the hilt is perfect throughout. The mortise button works well.

The pioneer bayonet is differentiated from the standard example as the pommel is not as pointed and there is no quillon end on the crossguard. These are called pioneer bayonets but in actuality they were just a different variation that could be ordered by anyone.

The grip plates are the very early close checkered Bakelite. They are in perfect condition and are retained by two steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It looks to me as though the paint on the scabbard was touched up by the original wearer during the period. We see this quite often with bayonet scabbards. The lug is a little different than the norm being slightly shorter and also having a round base where it enters the scabbard. This was done from further strength.

The long style blade is in nice mint condition throughout having highest quality nickel plated surfaces. It has the wide fuller. The blade is marked with the small initials within the scales being “ACS”. This trademark was used prior to 1935. I suspect that this bayonet’s vintage is probably about 1933 or 34. The original black leather buffer is in place.

A very tough example to find with an interesting early trademark.

Excellent Plus Plus. $450.00

D&EBAY #46165 Long Dress Bayonet with Simulated Stag Grips by Carl Eickhorn (Over the shoulder logo)

This bayonet is quite rarely seen due to its vintage as well as the unusual grip plates. The nickel plating is still excellent throughout the hilt and does not look to have been clean. I’m sure that it will come up nice if someone wanted to do so. The mortise button works well. There is red felt in the rifle slot.

The interesting grip plates are a simulated stag. This bayonet was made late in the period after 1941 and at that time apparently original stag was not available for bayonets. Apparently they still took orders for it however and simulated the stag by cleverly carving wood plates. At first glance it is easy to mistake these for stag. They are extremely well done. The plates are retained by two steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout and has fairly good original paint. The paint shows little wear on the obverse and more wear on the reverse where it rubbed against the wearer’s trousers. All in all though the paint is probably at about 80 percent. There is a good brown leather frog. This frog is a quality example the type having the rivet in the reverse center.

The long style blade is in mint condition. It is the style with wide fuller. It is stamped on the back with the over the shoulder style squirrel with the firm’s name and location beneath, “Eickhorn Solingen”. The original brown leather buffer is in place.

A great bayonet here for those collectors out there looking for unusual examples.

Excellent Plus Plus. $395.00

D&EBAY #46164 Short Stag Gripped Dress Bayonet by F. W. Holler

The nickel plating to the hilt is in almost perfect condition on the reverse and on the obverse shows a little wear at the upper portion of the pommel the lower portion of the pommel and a little bit on the center crossguard. It has been cleaned in the past and does not look offensive at all. The mortise button and lock work well.

The grip plates are a very fine stag. The stag has beautiful dark coffee colors on both sides with fine golden edges. The plates are retained by two steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout and has mint original black paint. It is rare to see original paint in this condition. The frog is a black patent leather type still being in good condition and being the style with a rivet on the center reverse.

A nice example here.

Excellent Plus Plus. $325.00

D&EBAY #45803 Long Stag Gripped Bayonet No Maker

This bayonet is in very fine condition and is quite good looking.

The hilt mounts have excellent nickel plated surfaces with no lifting of the plating. There is just a tiny bit of age on the obverse upper area but it is nothing and most of it could polish out. The mortise button and lock work well. The original red felt is in the rifle slot.

The long style scabbard is also in extremely nice condition still having 100 percent of the original paint. The paint still has a bright finish throughout and shows little to no usage.

The long style blade has wide fullers on both sides and this unmarked blade is in stone mint condition with needlelike tip. The brown leather blade buffer is also newlike.

if you’re looking for a very good looking display bayonet this example should be for you.

Mint. $395.00

D&EBAY #45793 Long Army Bayonet Pet. Dan. Krebs

This bayonet still has excellent nickel plating to the hilt. The obverse remains in near perfect condition while there is just the mildest of age in usage on the reverse portion. The mortise button and lock still work well.

The grip plates are the black checkered type remaining in perfect condition. They are held in place by brass rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The scabbard is finished in a fine blue finish. The bluing remains in near perfect condition and really looks quite nice. The frog is a patent leather type showing some mild attic crazing but still very serviceable. It is the quality type with a rivet in the reverse.

The long blade is the wide fuller variety. It is mostly bright on the first two thirds and on the last two thirds of the blade there are some surface age marks. The blade still grades at excellent. The reverse ricasso is most interesting as it is deeply stamped with a shield having a lobster in the center. We all know that this is the trademark of Peter Dan Krebs but for some reason they only used the logo on this example. The original blade buffer is in place.

Excellent. $225.00

D&EBAY #45794 Short Army Bayonet by Pet. Dan. Krebs

The hilt of this bayonet has turned slightly gray in color probably from both age and minor usage. There is no pitting or deterioration however. The mortise button and lock still works fine.

The black checkered grip plates are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It has good original paint which still remains at about 100 percent but does have a little bit of crazing on both sides. The frog is one that we do not see very frequently having the patent leather obverse and then the reverse has a metal panel to which the leather attaches. The panel is painted black showing some usage and wear and it is also stamped D. R. P. We used to think that this stood for the post office but we have later learned that it was just a Deutsche Reich patent marking. Still a very rare frog.

The blade is the short style and it is in nice condition having a little age at the tip but otherwise in mint condition. The blade is the style with wide fuller. The reverse ricasso is marked with the shield having the lobster in the center and around the shield is the name of the firm Pet. Dan Krebs Solingen. The original black leather washer is in place.

A fine example here.

Excellent. $175.00

D&EBAY #45569 Army Short Etched / Personalized Bayonet by F. W. Holler

This short army bayonet is a very fine example. The hilt plating is in near perfect condition showing only the most modest signs of usage. The mortise button works well and there is the original red felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are black checkered Bakelite and they are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard shell is in mint perfect condition with outstanding original paint.

The short blade is the type with narrow fuller and stepped end. It is etched on the obverse with the popular Holler pattern ES102. This pattern features the standard remembrance in two lines within the center and it is flanked by Wehrmacht eagles clutching a swastika on each side. The original frosting is still in fine condition showing off the raised details. The reverse of the blade is also in fine condition and at the tip area has an added personalization which seems to have the original owners name and his mountain division battalion which is etched into the end but not professionally done. Still quite interesting and most likely a chance for some research. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the double ovals which contain the firm’s name and location F. W. Holler Solingen an dinside is the familiar thermometer logo. The brown leather washer is in place.

A very nice and quite interesting etched bayonet here.

Mint Minus. $1,195.00

D&EBAY #45089 Early Dress Bayonet- Alcoso

This dress bayonet is was produced very early in the period. Because of this it is high quality throughout. It has an extremely nice formed beak to the pommel eagle with a mortise button that works well.

The grip plates are the very early Bakelite which are very intricately checkered. They are in perfect condition and are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The plating throughout the hilt and crossguard appears to be just about all there and would really clean up nice if someone wanted to work with it.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It has some age and wear to the black paint on both sides and probably rates at about 85 percent.

The blade is a very fine example having a stepped end. It has a fuller which is not as narrow as the usual stepped end types are and for those that are used to looking at bayonet blades you'll know right away that this one is early. There is a few scratches on the reverse of the blade toward the rear end but otherwise it is bright and nice. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the large scales which were used probably about 33 or 1934. The scales have enclosed the firm's initials "ACS". The original leather buffer is in place.

If you are a bayonet collector this early example should be of interest.

Excellent Plus. $150.00

D&EBAY #44776C Stag Gripped Long Bayonet with Pommel Engraving - Carl Eickhorn

This bayonet is quite unusual because of the engraved pommel. The hilt plating itself shows some very mild age in the surfaces but the plating is all still there. It is most interesting to note that a extremely well done Wehrmacht style closed wing eagle clutching a mobile swastika has been engraved on the face of the pommel. I do not think this would have been a factory job as if so they would have etched it and it would have been under the plating. This was definitely an engraved procedure that the original owner must have paid a skilled craftsman to do. The engraving is absolutely period and really jumps out of the pommel.

The mortise button still works well and there is the original red felt still in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are a very fine dark coffee color with lots of grain and the edges have turned a fine golden tone. The grip plates are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has very good original paint having some minor spidering on both sides and just one spot towards the obverse lower area where there is a little more age noticeable. Attached to the scabbard is a very fine frog being of black leather and of high quality construction. The frog is in near mint condition.

The long style blade is beauty being mirror bright and nickel plated. It is the style with wide fuller. The reverse is stamped with the 1934 through 41 Carl Eickhorn trademark. The original blade buffer is in position.

A very interesting bayonet here as we do not see something like this with the pommel engraving very often. A real stand out in a bayonet collection.

Excellent Plus. $750.00

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. $2,895.00

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 #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. $1,495.00

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. $595.00

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. $1,695.00

&EBAY #43960C Short Luftwaffe Single Etched Bayonet - Paul Seilheimer

We do not see many original Paul Seilheimer bayonets and this one is a very fine example. The hilt still have all of the nickel plating, which shows some age but remains basically intact. There is a red felt insert in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are black checkered Bakelite. These plates remain in fine condition.

The scabbard has a fairly large ding towards the bottom of both sides. The paint is still there but rather worn. This scabbard has a nice brown leather frog with a desirable extended belt loop. This frog has a red felt backing on the reverse, which shows some minor moth damage.

The short blade has a stepped end and a narrow fuller. This blade remains in mint condition, with the standard remembrance in two line at the center. On the left is an opened winged eagle and swastika and on the right is a "droop tail" Luftwaffe eagle. The frosting remains 100% intact on the etching. The reverse of the blade is stamped with the Seilheimer trademark; an inverted triangle pierced by a sword, with the initials of the firm inside. The original leather blade buffer is in place.

A fine Luftwaffe bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $1,495.00

D&EBAY #43961C Short Single Etched SS Bayonet - Puma

Yes, collectors, this is one of the extremely rare original SS bayonets. The hilt shows some minor age mostly to the rear side of the pommel and a little bit to the plating of the rear crossguard and obverse crossguard but all in all the plating is still pretty good rating at about 98% The. grip plates are the black Bakelite type and they are both in perfect condition. The rivets are the steel variety with dressed heads on the obverse. The scabbard has a dent in the obverse about two-thirds of the way down. The paint is worn on the scabbard with only a minor amount remaining. There is a patent leather frog showing some attic crazing but it is still serviceable. Now to the great blade of this example. This blade is a short type with wide fuller not the usual stepped edge type. It is in brilliant condition having outstanding highest quality nickel plated surfaces. The obverse blade has a beautiful etch with 100% of the frosted backgrounds. The etch in capital letters in two lines in the center says "Für Treue Deinste / in der SS". To the right of the dedication is an open winged SS style eagle clutching a swastika and to the left is a helmet showing the national seal on the right side. The borders of the etch have floral deigns being larger on the left side than on the right side. This is one of the very few original SS bayonets that I have had the pleasure to offer. It is my feeling that this bayonet was custom ordered through the Puma fir and designed and produced accordingly. The reverse blade is also in full mint condition and the ricasso is stamped with the diamond shape having the Puma cat head above the firm's name "Puma" within the diamond and at the bottom is stamped "Solingen". The original black leather washer is in place. A very rare opportunity here to acquire what is possibly a one of a kind bayonet. What is interesting is that looking at Puma bayonets listed in the Wayne Techet book I notice that all of them are the type with wide fuller and do not have the stepped end that many manufacturers used. Although none of the etch of this bayonet is designated to Puma as I said above it can be assumed that this was a custom ordered piece.

Excellent Plus. $3,795.00

D&EBAY #42845C Long Army Dress Bayonet - Paul Seilheimer

This fine Army Dress Bayonet has very fine nickel plating on the hilt. It remains bright and has only a few minor signs of wear. The mortise button and lock still work.

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

The scabbard is straight throughout and has very nice original paint. This paint shows some traces fo wear and has some slight surface scratches but is basically intact.

The scabbard is equipped with a fine, heavy duty brown leather frog. The frog is constructed with stout rivets and the leather remains in sound condition.

The bayonet also comes with the original troddel. This troddel is the enlisted man's type, with textured, off-white strapping. The strapping remains in perfect condition. The slide, stem, and lower ball are also in this off-white color.

The long blade has a wide fuller and high quality nickel plating. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the PS trademark of the Seilheimer firm, and the original brown washer is in fine condition.

A very nice, complete example here.

Excellent Plus. $250.00

D&EBAY #42304C Short Infantry Etched Bayonet - E. Pack

The hilt of this example looks to have all of the original plating intact, albeit with some minor freckling. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt remains in the rifle slot.

The black checkered plates have the offset rivets characteristic of the E. Pack firm. They have lost their plating and are quite toned. The nuts are intact on the reverse.

The scabbard is straight and has excellent original paint. This paint shows little age and is in nearly mint condition.

The short blade is a beauty, with a stepped end and a narrow fuller. It remains in mint condition, with a beautiful etched panel. This panel has the standard remembrance with "beim Inf / Rgt. 11" below. The etch is surrounded with a fine floral pattern. The reverse of the blade is unmarked but there is no question it was made by Pack. The original black blade buffer is in place.

Excellent. $795.00

D&EBAY #41011 Stag Grip Short Bayonet - C. Gustav Spitzer

The hilt plating of this bayonet is still intact and quite bright, but there is a little bit of freckling on both sides of the pommel. The mortise button and lock still work well, and there is an original green felt insert in the rifle slot. This felt has a small moth nip but is otherwise in good condition.

The grip plates are of very fine antler, with beautiful coffee colored tones and a nice grain. These plates are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The plating remains intact on these rivets.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has fairly good original paint. This paint shows some wear here and there but is about 90% intact overall.

The short blade is the type we don't see too often, being without the usual stepped end and with a wide fuller. This example is marked with the Spitzer Prancing Lion trademark on the reverse. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A good, solid Spitzer example here.

Excellent Plus. $295.00

D&EBAY #40679 Early Long Dress Bayonet

This bayonet looks to have been made early in the period, It has outstanding nickel plated surfaces which are nearly mint. The mortise button and lock work well, but there is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the early, closely checkered Bakelite type, retained by a pair of nickel plated rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout, with fairly good original paint. This paint has a few scratches and shows usage but overall is not in bad condition.

The scabbard is equipped with a patent leather frog with a single rivet in the reverse. This frog shows minor age but remains in good, serviceable condition.

The long blade has wide fullers. Other than just a little bit of plating missing from the tip it is in mint condition. This blade is unmarked and retains the original leather blade buffer.

A good, basic early bayonet here.

Excellent. $150.00

D&EBAY #40305C Stag Gripped Luftwaffe Short Bayonet - E. & F. Hörster

The nickel plating throughout the hilt of this bayonet shows mild age but overall is still in excellent condition and is there at 100%. The mortise button and lock work well. There is o felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are a fine stag. These grip plates have nice colors the obverse being a fairly dark coffee color brown and the reverse being somewhat lighter. The edges of both grips have turned golden from the years. These grip plates are retained by nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has good original paint. The obverse shows a few carrying signs and the reverse is in better condition having about 98% of the original paint.

There is a very fine brown leather frog attached to the scabbard. This frog is in excellent condition and has good value on its own. As we see with Hörster bayonets the inside are of the scabbard lug is numbered.

The blade of this example is the stepped variety having narrow fuller. It is in perfect mint condition and looks great. The obverse is stamped with a the large "H" having and smaller "H" and "S" inside of the letter being pierced by a sword. The original brown leather washer is in place.

A nice example here.

Excellent Plus. $325.00

D&EBAY #40310 Luftwaffe Stag Gripped Long Bayonet - A. Everetz

This Luftwaffe stag bayonet has goo plating to the obverse hilt. The reverse shows a little bit of wear to the reverse of the pommel where there original owner probably rested his hand. The morose button and lock work well and there is no felt in the rifle slot.

The genuine grip plates are both beauties having fine colors of light tans varying to darker coffee tones. The grip plates have desirable gold edges and were cut and fit by a master. These plates are retained by nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The scabbard retains its original black plaint. The paint still has good factory brightness to it but it does show some age evenly spread through both sides.

There is what appears to the the original to the piece brown frog. This frog is a leather one and it remains in nice condition. The frog is maker stamped on the reverse but the stamping is not readable.

The long blade is a beauty having excellent nickel plated surfaces. This blade has wide fuller construction and is in mint condition. The obverse ricasso is marked with the producer in an arch "A Everetz" and at the bottom is the location city of "Solingen" in an upward arch. The original brown leather buffer is in place.

A nice bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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