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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 #50068AC Personalized Etched Bayonet by F. W. Höller

This short bayonet has a nice hilt with fine nickel plating. The mortise button and lock work and the bayonet also has a red felt.

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

The scabbard is also extremely nice and in mint condition with wonderful black paint.

The short blade has a stepped end. On the obverse it has the Holler etch featuring the standard remembrance in the center and a Wehrmacht eagle on both sides. The blade remains in mint condition. On the reverse of the blade the original owner had his name and battalion etched. I can't make out the name because of the old writing style but below it is "Geb. Pi. Batl". This would indicate the original owner was the member of a pioneer battalion.

There are age spots on the reverse blade and some slight sharpening. The obverse is marked with the Holler Thermometer trademark and the original brown washer is in place.

A very interesting bayonet here, especially with the pioneer marking.

Mint Minus. $1,395.00

D&EBAY #50072 Dress Bayonet with Engraved Pommel by Carl Eickhorn

This hilt of this bayonet has very good nickel plating which is 100% intact, and the mortise button works well. The black checkered grip plates remain in perfect condition, retained by steel rivets with dressed heads.

The reverse of the pommel is interesting as it has been engraved with initials of the original owner. I can't be sure of the individual letters as they are very fancy, but I think they are "RH".

The scabbard is straight, with excellent original paint. Attached to the scabbard is a K98 frog marked "1940", along with a maker's mark.

The long blade has a wide fuller and good nickel plating, although there are small sharpening scars on both sides. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the supplier "Gebr. Meyer Munster". The reverse has the stamped 1935 through 1941 Squirrel trademark, and the original blade buffer is in place.

A rather interesting bayonet here; it is always nice to see period monograms.

Excellent. $495.00

D&EBAY #49739 Imperial Sawback Dress Bayonet by W. K. & C.

This bayonet is the large style with a dark finish. The finish remains in outstanding condition for such an old bayonet. The mortise button works and the rifle slot is empty.

The grip plates are the standard closely checkered black Bakelite type, with the vent/drainage holes at the bottom of each. The obverse plate is cracked but there is no material missing and it doesn't look ominous, at least if you don't manhandle it. The plates are retained by means of three dressed steel rivets.

The scabbard is wide to accommodate the oversized blade, with a nearly perfect blued finish. The original black frog is present and sound.

The blade has a very nasty sawback and has a matte finish, with a good look about it. I'd say it is nearly mint. The obverse is marked with the King and Knight trademark used by WKC way back in the olden days of the turn of the last century. The original felt blade washer is present.

An extremely nice sawback here.

Mint Minus. $350.00

D&EBAY #49414 Imperial Artillery Walking Out Bayonet

This walking out bayonet is a very long piece measuring 26 inches in the scabbard. The rifle slot contains the original red felt.

The hilt is a single piece of brass, with a bird's head pommel. The obverse is scored with grip handholds while the reverse is smooth. The teardrop quillons are opposed.

The black leather scabbard remains in good shape and is sewn up the rear, with the usual twin accent lines on the edges of both sides.The mounts are plain brass, the upper fitted with a long lug. Both are retained by staples.

The blade measures 19 inches long and is double etched. The blade is nearly mint, with bold etches of military accouterments. The reverse has what looks to be a goddess in the center, atop drums and swords.

A fine example here.

Mint Minus. $295.00

D&EBAY #49768 Short Etched Bayonet by Alcoso

This Alcoso bayonet has perfect nickel plating throughout the hilt and the mortise button and lock work well. There is a red felt present in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered type, retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard remains straight. The paint is decent, showing some wear on both sides but nothing too awful. It is equipped with a serviceable black frog that has some attic crazing.

The short blade is etched on the obverse with the "neutral" pattern used by Alcoso. This etch retains beautiful frosting throughout the standard remembrance and the "potted plant" floral designs. The whole affair is flanked by oak leaves. The reverse is marked with the Alcoso Scales trademark, with the firm's name arching above in block letters. The original blade buffer is in place.

A very collectible Alcoso piece here.

Excellent Plus. $695.00

D&EBAY #49600 Army Dress Bayonet by WKC

This dress bayonet has a good hilt, with some wear to the plating of the pommel. The mortise button and lock work well.

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

The scabbard is a beauty, being straight and with nearly mint original paint.

The short blade has a stepped end and remains bright. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the Knight's Helmet trademark of the WKC firm, along with the firm's initials. The original brown leather blad buffer is present.

A nice, basic example.

Mint MInus. $250.00

D&EBAY #49601 Double Proofed Army Dress Bayonet by Tiger

The hilt of this example remains in mint condition, with bright nickel plating. The mortise button and lock work well and there is a red felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered type, retained by nickel and have dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight with fine, nearly mint paint.

The short blade has a wide fuller. It remains in mint condition. The obverse is marked with the Tiger trademark of the eponymous firm, while the reverse ricasso is marked "TIger Solingen". The original blade washer is in place.

An extremely nice and very desirable short bayonet here.

Mint. $375.00

D&EBAY #49736 Long Dress Bayonet by Emil Voos

This Voos bayonet has a fine hilt with 100 percent of the plating, which remains bright and shows little to no age. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt, nipped a bit by moths, is still in the slot.

The black checkered Bakelite grip is retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight and has good paint, with only minor wear to both sides. It is fitted with a slightly crazed frog, which is free of dry rot.

The blade is in mint condition, with high quality nickel plating and a wide fuller. It is marked on the reverse ricasso with the Snake & Stump trademark of the Voos firm, and the original brown washer is in place.

A typically high quality Voos bayonet here.

Mint Minus. $295.00

D&EBAY #49769C Etched Army Bayonet by Alcoso

This bayonet has some minor freckling to the hilt plating on both sides. The mortise button and lock work well.

The black checkered Bakelite grip plates remain in find condition, retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has good origina paint. This paint shows wear on both sides but is not unsightly. The scabbard has a slightly crazed patent leather frog affixed.

The long blade remains in mint condition with fine nickel plating. The blade features the "neutral" etch that was offered by Alcoso early on in the period; a finely frosted panel flanked by oak leaves and floral designs, with the standard remembrance in two lines. A very nice, branch agnostic etch here. The reverse of the blade is stamped with the early Alcoso Scales trademark, with the firm's name in block letters above. The original brown blade buffer is in place.

Mint Minus. $750.00

D&EBAY #49839C Short Panzer Etched Bayonet by E. Pack

This hilt of this unmarked example is a textbook example of E. Pack design, and remains in beautiful condition with a working mortise button and lock. The original red felt is in the rifle slot.

The black checkered grip plates remain in perfect condition, retained by the offset rivets and spanners used exclusively by the Pack firm. The head of the spanners retain their origins nickel plating.

The scabbard remains straight and has very nice original black paint which shows only minor attic crazing. The patent leather frog is good, although it too shows some crazing. Attached to the frog is a gray and white troddel.

The short blade of this bayonet has a stepped end and remains in very nice condition. It has the Pack panzer etch on the obverse, with 100 percent of the original frosting. In addition to the standard remembrance it reads, "Die der Panzer-Abw-Abtlg 14".

A very, very nice Pack example here, and not an easy one to find.

Mint MInus. $1,495.00

D&EBAY #49219 Early 1920's Or 1930's Short Bayonet No Maker

This bayonet is quite an exciting example as it comes most probably from the times before the Third Reich. The pommel is shaped slightly different than the normal having a nice design to the beak being more subtle than the later pieces. There is a mortise button that works well and there is still red felt in the rifle slot. The crossguard is also slightly different from the norm as the quillon end is somewhat thinner.

The grip plates are the very early Bakelite type having a very fine checkering. The retainer rivets are made of nickel having dressed heads on the obverse and also dressing to the reverse heads. Lots of very fine work here and something we do not see very often.

The short style scabbard still has all of its paint and is in nicer condition. The lug is the style that has a separate base welded to the steel of the shell. This base provided a much sturdier hold than we see many times with the Third Reich types where the lug begins to wiggle after coming loose over many years.

The blade of this piece is als a beauty being a short style with stepped end. It has a narrow fuller with beautiful nickel plated surfaces. There is a tiny bit of plating just missing at the tip but it is nothing. The original black pebbled washer is still in place.

A really nice example for those of you out there that collect bayonets with different styles.

Mint Minus. $375.00

D&EBAY #49416 Short Army Bayonet by E. & F. Hörster

This Army bayonet has a mint hilt with very fine nickel plating and a working mortise button.

The black checkered Bakelite grip plates are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight and has decent paint, showing wear to the lower obverse. It is equipped with a nice looking black patent leather frog that remains free of crazing.

The blade has a stepped end and a narrow fuller. It remains in mint condition, stamped with the familiar Hörster trademark and complete with the original black leather blade washer.

A nice standard example here.

Mint Minus. $225.00

D&EBAY #49362 Short Etched Infantry Bayonet No Maker (E. Pack)

The hilt of this example remains in perfect condition throughout having all of its nickel plating.

The grip plates are the black checkered type and they are retained by the offset Pack style rivets with spanners. The plating is still 100 percent on the rivet heads.

The short scabbard is in perfect condition throughout having good original paint. The paint shows only modest usage.

The short style blade is in full mint condition with a very fine etch panel on the obverse. The panel is bordered by a leaf design and in the center there is a three line dedication two of which are the standard remembrance. Below this is "Beim Inf.-Rgt. 32". The backgrounds of the frosting are in perfect condition. The reverse blade is plain with no maker but we know that this is a Pack made product. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A very fine infantry bayonet.

Mint Minus. $1,195.00

D&EBAY #49227C Long Bayonet With Stag Grips Richard Herder

This long bayonet is in "as found" condition and could use a good cleaning. Looking at the nickel plated hilt it appears as there is just age patina across the surfaces of this hilt and I believe it would clean up very nicely if someone would like to do the chore. The mortise button still works fine.

The grip plates are a very fine stag material both being masterfully fit and with fine golden edges. The grain in the stag are also very attractive being darker in the backgrounds and lighter as they rise up to the top. A fine untouched hilt here.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The paint does show some rust in the surfaces on both sides and is not all that good but may clean up with a little effort. There is a good black leather frog which is a thinner style not seen too often.

The long style blade is as nice as they come. It has a wide fuller and is in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is marked with the diamond logo and Richard Herder Solingen. The original leather washer is in place.

A good example here which would clean up nicely for the collector who would like to make the effort.

Good Plus. $325.00

D&EBAY #48857C SS Marked Short Dress Bayonet By Carl Carl Julius Krebs

This bayonet is quite interesting as it has some SS marking which I'll get into later in the description. The hilt section has very fine nickel plated surfaces showing only the most nominal usage but still being in near mint condition. The mortise button and lock work well. There is a white felt in the rifle slot. The grip plates are the black checkered variety in perfect condition and they are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

It is also interesting to note that on the backstrap section of the hilt just at the point where the rifle slot ends there is a tiny set of SS runes stamped within a double circle. Looking at the stamped runes through a loupe many of the scratches on the hilt run right through the stamping so this was not something that was added at a later time. The scabbard is straight throughout. It has a couple of wearing signs in the paint but overall it is still in nice condition. There is a patent leather frog and it is also interesting to note that on the reverse of the frog there is a set of SS within double circles also stamped into the leather. These runes are much larger than what we see on the reverse hilt area.

The blade is the short style having wide fuller. It is in nice condition with good nickel plated surfaces however there is a little flaking to the edge on the obverse side only near the tip. Otherwise the blade is mint. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the seldom seen bayonet producer having the oval with the firm's name Carl Julius Krebs Solingen within the oval and the crown over a K in the center. The original blade washer is in place. An interesting bayonet here that appears to be an original piece.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #48765 Plain Short Bayonet By Carl Eickhorn

This bayonet has an extremely fine hilt with outstanding origins plating being in mint condition. The rifle slot has the red felt in it and the mortise button and lock still work. The grip plates are the black checkered type in perfect condition. They are retained by steel rivets with dressed heads on the obverse. The scabbard is mostly straight throughout showing a little bit of wearing signs toward the bottom area. The paint is original but has a few scratches in it.

The blade is a beauty being in full mint condition and being the stepped end variety. It has outstanding nickel plated surfaces and on the reverse is marked with the 1935 through 41 Carl Eickhorn logo.

The original washer is in place.

Excellent Minus. $175.00

D&EBAY #48499 Short Single Etched Bayonet Unmarked (E. Pack)

This E. Pack produced bayonet has a fairly good hilt with all of the plating but there is a little bit of freckling under the surfaces. The mortise button works well and there is red felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety and they are retained by the offset style rivet and spanners used by the E. Pack firm.

The scabbard is a fine example having excellent black paint which is nearly in mint condition. The scabbard is also an early Pack variety having a small base that retains the lug. This is a nice feature when you see it.

The blade is a stepped end variety still being in mint condition. It has the standard remembrance in to lines and beneath this is “Beim Inf.- Rgt. 11”. So this bayonet was made for a member of an infantry regiment. The original black leather blade buffer is in place.

A nice example here.

Excellent. $895.00

D&EBAY #48498 Long Stag Gripped Bayonet by Alcoso

This bayonet is of high quality and in beautiful condition, being an early type.

The nickel plating throughout the hilt is excellent. The mortise button works well.

The beautiful antler grip plates fit perfectly and have fine coloration. They are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The long scabbard has excellent black paint; this paint shows only modest traces of ager and wear. The attached leather frog is extremely choice, with heavy duty construction and remaining in nearly mint condition.

The long blade is the type with a wide fuller and has high quality nickel plating. It remains in mint condition, marked with the familiar Alcoso scales trademark used from 1937 to 1939. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

An exceptionally nice long stag gripped bayonet here.

Mint Minus. $550.00

D&EBAY #43523C Long Single-Etched Dress Bayonet with Oval Pioneer Panel - Siegfried Waffen (E. Pack)

This bayonet is probably one of the rarest of all standard Bayonets. It is listed in the 1938 Pack catalog as Model Nr. 13. An example can also be seen in the Wayne Techet book on Page 158. The example in Wayne's book appears to be this same piece.

The hilt plating shows only the most nominal of age, but is all there. The mortise button and lock are in working order. The grip plates are the black checkered bakelite. The grips are retained by the characteristic Pack off-set rivets with spanners. The plates and rivets remain in perfect condition.

The scabbard is in fine condition with excellent original paint. The scabbard is straight throughout. Attached to the scabbard is a fine brown leather frog. The frog is very substantial and in excellent condition.

The long-style blade is bright, but does have some small minor age marks here and there. In the center area, it features an oval design having frosted backgrounds. Depicted on the oval is a Pioneer crew assembling a pontoon bridge across somewhat choppy water. The details are excellent to this etch, which is quite complicated depicting six outfitted men, along with the ropes, pontoon structure and the flowing water beneath. At the upper part of the blade is the standard remembrance etched in two lines. The reverse blade is plain and reflects the same condition as the obverse. The ricasso is etched with "Siegfried Waffen" over the hammering Siegfried figure. Below, is the firm name, "E. Pack & Söhne / Solingen". The original leather blade washer is in place.

An extremely rare bayonet here, and I believe it is the only example that I have ever offered.

Excellent $2,295.00

D&EBAY #47923 Short Army Bayonet With Oval Etch By Siegfried Waffen

This Pack bayonet is a very desirable example. The hilt has outstanding nickel plated finish which is still completely bright throughout and 100 percent. The mortise button and lock work well. The original red felt is in the slot.

The grip plates are a fine checkered black Bakelite being in perfect condition and retained by the Pack style rivets and spanners. The heads of the rivets are still also factory bright. The scabbard is the short variety having good original paint. The paint shows only minor age but is still in very nice condition.

The blade is the style with stepped end. It has very fine nickel plated surfaces throughout and remains in mint condition. The blade depicts the famous Pack oval design in which there is a bugler standing with complete uniform. The details to the bugle are excellent as are the details to the gas mask that he is carrying. This oval has a frosted background and sometimes Pack also offered a blue background. To the left of the bugler is the standard two line remembrance. This etch design is the same as is shown in the Wayne Techet book on page 157. The reverse ricasso is marked with the Siegfried Waffen designation with the hammering Siegfried beneath. To the right of the figure is the firm’s name E. Pack & Sohne Solingen. The original black blade washer is in place.

A seldom seen example here.

Excellent Plus Plus. $2,495.00

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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