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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 #40872C Short Stag Grip Bayonet - F. W. Höller

This bayonet has good nickel plated surfaces. There was some rust around the button but we were able to remove it cleanly. The mortise button and lock work well, but there is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are beautiful, genuine antler, with very attractive coffee brown tones that grow lighter near the surface. The edges are starting to tone to an even gold. These plates are retained by a pair of steel rivets.

The scabbard is in excellent condition, being nice and straight and having outstanding original paint. This paint is in mint condition.

Attached to the scabbard is a fine frog. This frog has very little attic crazing and is the style with a rivet in the reverse.

The short blade has a narrow fuller and a stepped end. It has an outstanding nickel-plated surface and is easily in mint condition. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the familiar Höller Thermometer trademark, and the original, new-like brown leather washer is in place.

A very nice Höller example here.

Near Mint. $375.00

D&EBAY #40923 Oval Etched Short Bayonet - E. Pack

This bayonet is a fine example, having a good hilt that shows only traces of wear to the plating on the pommel. It is not bad and could clean up. The mortise button and lock work well and the original red flat insert is in rifle slot. It has some minor moth damage.

The black Bakelite grip plates are in excellent condition. These plates are retained by offset flat head rivets with spanners, a character trait unique to the Pack firm.

The scabbard is straight throughout, with good original paint. This paint shows some age and has a few ding but in the main is in nice condition.

Attached to the scabbard is a patent leather frog with some attic crazing. Wrapped about the frog is a NCO style troddel. This troddel has green leather strapping and a green leather thong. The lower ball is bullion with a green striped stuffing. This knot looks to be in the original tie and is most likely original to the piece.

The mint blade has a narrow fuller and a stepped end. It has the rarely seen oval etch of a closed wing Wehrmacht eagle and swastika set atop a detailed helmet. Around the bird is a wreath of laurel eaves and berries. The frosting in the backgrounds of this etch remains 100% intact. The standard remembrance runs horizontally above the bird. The reverse is etched with the Hammering Siegfried trademark of the Pack firm. The original blade buffer is in place.

A nice Pack example here, and a rarely seen (and very desirable) variant.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,395.00

D&EBAY #40583 Long Imperial Saw-back Bayonet - Carl Eickhorn

This K-98 Bayonet shows wear to the plating throughout but the finish is still smooth and remains attractive. The mortise button and lock work and there is no felt in rifle slot.

The grip plates are the early black Bakelite type, having very closely checkered surfaces. They are in perfect condition, retained by three steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout, with good, original black paint. This paint shows minor age and some crazing, but over it remains in nice condition.

There is a black patent leather frog attached to the scabbard. It shows minor crazing but remains in very serviceable condition.

The long blade is in nearly mint condition, with a wide fuller. The blade is equipped with a very nasty saw-back which will still grab a finger that is run across it. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the back-to-back Squirrels trademark used by the EIckhorn firm during the WW1 period. The original leather blade washer is in place.

A very nice example here, perfect for the collector of interesting bayonets.

Excellent Plus. $495.00

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 #40678 Short Dress Bayonet - Richard Abr. Herder

This bayonet is in nice condition overall. The hilt plating remains perfect, showing little to no age. The mortise button and lock work well and there is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are constructed of finely checkered Bakelite and remain in perfect condition. They are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. There are some nicks in the paint here and there but overall it is in fairly nice condition.

The short blade has fine, mint condition nickel plating. This blade is slightly unusual as it has wide fuller construction instead of the stepped end that we normally seen on short examples. It also has a fairly scarce maker's mark for a bayonet, that of Richard Abr. Herder. The original blade water is in place.

A good example here for the new collector.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $125.00

D&EBAY #40543C NS Organization Single Etched Bayonet - Carl Eickhorn

This bayonet appears to be unissued as it is in fully mint condition. The nickel plating on the hilt is the best you will see, still having a factory shine. The mortise button and lock work well, and there is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered Bakelite type. They are retained by nickel plated rivets with dressed obverse heads, each with all of the original plating.

The scabbard is totally straight and has beautiful original black paint with a fine sheen. Other than a couple of tiny marks not he reverse this paint is in perfect condition.

The blade of this bayonet is stone mint. It is the stepped variety, with a narrow fuller. The obverse is etched with the slogan "Ehre Kraft Freiheit", or "Honor, Power, Freedom". This slogan is thought to have NS educational organizations. It is believed that a quantity of these bayonets were ordered for distibution to students. They normally are seen produced by Eickhorn, but I have also seen a few from Henckels.

The reverse ricasso of the blade is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original new-like black leather washer is in place. A piece identical to this one can be seen in the Techet bayonet book on page 123.

If you are looking for a fairly rare bayonet in tip-top condition to add some glitter to your etched bayonet collection, this piece will serve you well.

Mint. $1,395.00

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

This Etched Reconnaissance Bayonet is in stone mint condition and comes from a warehouse or showroom where Puma weapons were featured. Although this bayonet is not maker marked, it is definitely a Puma product.

The hilt section of this bayonet is factory new and perfect. It virtually does not even have any scratches over the hilt areas. The finish is still mirror bright. The mortise button and lock work well. The original red felt is still in the rifle slot. In fact, the felt itself is still bright red, having two little moth nips, but that’s it.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety and they are in totally perfect condition. The grip plates are retained by nickel plated rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. It is very rare to see nickel plated steel rivets where the plating is still 100%. That is the case on these rivet heads. They look like they just came out of the box.

The scabbard of this long bayonet is the usually tube steel type and it has outstanding original black paint. This black paint is 100% and if you look real close, you will see some signs of age in the finish toward the lower portion of it, but, if desired, this would be easy to take off with the slightest bit of polish. This scabbard paint is a full mint. The most interesting part about this bayonet is the fact that it must have been used as a showroom model for the etchings that could be ordered. The reason I say this is that just below the lug on the obverse, neatly painted in small red letters is the number “6350”. This number equates to the Puma line of etch bayonets. Below the model number is the painted length of the bayonet “4.0 cm”. This length equates to the overall distance, not the length of the blade. Apparently, when selling short or long bayonets at this Puma source, they ordered through the factory the overall length, not the blade length.

But as neat as this all is, the best part is the blade itself. The obverse of this blade is stone mint. Puma did not etch their blades on the obverse; the reverse is where they preferred their etches to be. In the case of this example, the blade is etched with a reconnaissance motif. The border panels on each end are the potted plant feature. You can see this in the Wayne Techet book on page 207 where he shows the page form the Puma catalog. It is interesting to note that the catalog lists Stock No. 6350 as the bayonet with black grips and No. 6352 as the bayonet with stag grips. The center panel of the reverse blade has 100% frosting. Etched in the center panel is the three-line dedication. The first line is the raised standard remembrance and line 2 and 3 are “bei der Aufklärungs-Abteilung 5/Kornwestheim.” This etching, of course, states “In Memory of my Service Time in the Reconnaissance Group 5 from the City of Kornwestheim”.

An absolute magnificent item here. The only sign of age anywhere are two tiny rust marks on the reverse ricasso. I am sure that I could easily take these off with a little semi chrome but maybe they should stay there just to let you know that this bayonet is actually old! The original, new-like black leather buffer is in place. A superb edged weapon here, one which truly could be the star piece in an advanced etched bayonet collection.

Mint, Mint, Mint! $1,995.00

D&EBAY #34162C Army Double Etched Long Infantry Bayonet

The hilt plating of this bayonet is in perfect condition still remaining in a near full mint state. The mortise button and lock work well. The original red felt is still in the slot having only a couple of moth tracks but no holes.

The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite type and they are in fine condition. They are retained by aluminum rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has all original paint which is still at 100%. There are a couple of age spider marks in the paint but they are hardly noticeable. This scabbard paint easily rates in near mint condition.

There is a K-98 style frog on this scabbard. The frog has fairly smooth black leather and is retained by four rivets. The leather is marked on the back with a property number, “RBN0/1001/0045”. The frog is also equipped with a brown retainer loop and boss for keeping the bayonet in place while exercising or perhaps riding a horse.

Attached to the bayonet is a fine enlisted man’s troddel. This troddel is produced of textured off-white or gray silk having a slide of blue and a stem of dark yellow color. The acorn cap is blue with yarn-like gray bottom. The stuffing matches the strapping. This knot appears to have been on the frog a long time but there is no fraying.

The long blade has a wide fuller construction. Etched on the obverse in the center panel is a standard two line remembrance. At the left of this remembrance is a helmet with details so good you can see the national insignia. To the right of the remembrance is a stubby open-winged eagle which clutches a swastika within a plain wreath. Both ends of this etch have the interesting “clover leaf” style design that we see on the clip of the chained SS dagger. You can see this same etch in the Wayne Techet book on page 27.

The reverse has the same clover leaf designs flanking the dedication. Raised out in one line is, “Bei der 14, Komp, Infant, Regt, 106”. Obviously, this enlisted man was part of the 14th Company Infantry Regiment 106. Both sides of this blade are in choice mint condition with 100% frosting behind the etches. It is interesting to note that the reverse ricasso is stamped with the “Kissing Cranes” trademark of the Robert Klaas firm. Above the birds is the stamped name of a distributor, “Hommel”. The original black leather blade buffer is in place.

A nice interesting example here.

Near Mint. $1,395.00

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

This Luftwaffe FLAK Regiment Bayonet is ultra rare, being only the second or third example I have seen over the years. The bayonet is listed in the Pack catalog as “NR. 3 Flugabwehr”. This design can be seen in the Techet bayonet book on page 142, but Wayne does not have an example of this rare bayonet shown.

First off, the hilt is still in excellent condition. It has 100% nickel finish throughout which is still nice and bright showing very little age. The mortise button and lock work well and the felt is missing from the rifle slot. The grip plates are the black celluloid having good close checkering. These plates are retained by the off-set rivet and spanner construction being a unique assembly method used only by E. Pack. There is a minor hit to the underside backstrap which also extends to the edge of the grip plate slightly. This is not a big deal and does not show unless the bayonet is turned bottom side up.

The scabbard for this example is also a fine one being straight throughout and a long variety. It has outstanding original black paint which shows a couple of carrying scratches on the obverse and reverse but overall this scabbard is at least 98%.

The blade of this example, though, is where its at. Unfortunately, when we received this bayonet about an inch and a half of the tip had been cut off. Since the bayonet was so rare we though that it would be proper to do what we can to retip this item. We formed and ground a fine new tip which came out quite well. Fortunately though the process did not affect the etches on this outstanding blade.

The obverse has a very large panel which is frosted in the background with 100% of the frosting. At the ricasso area beginning point is a highly detailed 88 gun which is pointed straight up in the air. The details to the gun are fantastic throughout. There are a couple of branch-like growing plants stationed around the Flak gun. The end of the etch features a small circle which contains three biplanes which are flying overhead. The 88 gun is pointed directly at these three biplanes. The detail is also outstanding to the planes although they show no markings. This is all indicative of an early product here probably produced about 1935. In the center of the etch in very large raised out capital letters is the standard remembrance, ZUR ERINNERUNG / AN MEINE DIENSTZEIT”. It is interesting to note that the ending barrel of the gun slightly penetrates the letter, “G” in the word erinnerung. This blade remains in mint condition other than the retipped area. The reverse blade in the wide fuller area has an additional small frosted area with the raised out branch designation also in capital letters, “FLAK REGT. 22”. There are some scratches that are fairly deep toward the end area which apparently was done by the person that originally mangled the tip of this bayonet. They are not bad however.

The ricasso has the name of a Berlin distributor, “M. DIESCHUNTI / BRANDENBURG. H.”. Obviously this was a retail shop that sold the bayonet for the E. Pack company. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

An outstanding example here which rarely is offered on the marketplace. If the tip were original I have no doubt that this bayonet would approach the $3,500.00 mark. It is priced accordingly and because of its rarity is certainly a worthy addition to any serious etched bayonet collector’s assemblage.

Excellent Plus. $1,995.00

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

This bayonet has a fairly good hilt section, having most of the original plating still in place. There are a couple of wear spots on the sharp edges. There is also a little “tap-tap” on the slot area of the spine. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt is still in the rifle slot. It shows some minor insect damage.

The grip plates are the black Bakelite type, with good checkering. They are retained by nickel plated steel rivets, having dressed heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has quite a bit wear to the paint, and only about 30% of the original black paint is in place. This scabbard would be a good candidate for repainting, as it is in good shape otherwise.

The blade is the stepped variety, having narrow fuller design. It is etched on the obverse with the Höller pattern number “ES 102”. The etch can be seen in the Wayne Techet book on page 174, lower. This blade is in near full mint condition, having only a little bit of in-and-out marks near the tip area. The panel has outstanding frosted backgrounds and features the standard remembrance in two lines on the obverse. The remembrance is flanked with oak leaf sprigs and also with two Wehrmacht half-closed winged eagles clutching mobile swastikas. The detail is outstanding to this etch. The ricasso obverse is stamped with the double ovals of this company. Inside is the firm’s name and location, “F.W. Höller, Solingen”, and in the center is the Thermometer trademark having too many digits to ever count... or 20 on each side if you are the curious sort. The reverse blade is plain and the original brown leather washer has gone to time.

A nice blade here.

Excellent Plus. $850.00

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

The hilt of this bayonet still has excellent nickel plating and would easily clean up to near mint, as the plating is 100% and still has brightness to it. The mortise button and lock work well. The felt is missing from the rifle slot.

The grip plates are the celluloid black checkered type and they remain in perfect condition. They are retained by steel rivets, having dressed heads on the obverse. The scabbard is nice and straight throughout. This scabbard has exceptionally good paint which appears to be nearly 100%. The original brightness is still in the surfaces, and with a little cleaning up could look much better.

The blade is the short, stepped end variety. This blade has very fine nickel plated surfaces and is still in mint condition. The obverse has a frosted panel with 100% frosting. It portrays the Höller etch which features the standard remembrance in two lines flanked by Wehrmacht Eagles, each clutching a swastika. This etched panel shows very well. The trademark is stamped into the obverse, being a double oval type. Inside is the firm’s name and location, “F.W. Höller, Solingen”. In the center is the Höller Thermometer trademark, having too many digits (40) to count.

This exact blade etch can be seen in the Wayne Techet bayonet book on page 174. The original blade buffer is in place.

A good etched bayonet here that will clean up to near mint.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,195.00

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

This Pack produced Army Bayonet is a fine example which is usually the case with this producer. It is an early made piece probably circa 1936 or 37.

The hilt parts are nicely nickel-plated showing only minor usage signs but the plating still being intact. The plating also is bright. The mortise button and lock work well and the original green felt is still in the rifle slot. There are a couple of moth nips to the felt but not bad. The grip plates are the early close grained celluloid and they are both in perfect condition. They have the offset rivets with spanners on the reverse. The rivets still have their plating intact.

The scabbard is nice and straight throughout the obverse. The reverse has a small ding at around the upper center area. The original paint is in good condition throughout having some spidering but still retaining its bright luster.

The long style blade has a wide fuller design. The obverse etch is most impressive having a wide open-winged eagle which stretches nearly 3 ¼ inches. This bird is really impressive! The bird is an Art Deco style design having an interesting "bull" style head, close checkered breast and relatively small wreath with swastika. The wings are made in a plain unembellished style with almost straight edges. The bird is highlighted by sprigs of oak leaf which flow around the frosted design. This blade is in mint condition and really looks good. This design is shown in the Pack catalog as being, “NR.1 neutral”. There is a good shot of an identical blade in the Wayne Techet book on page 147, upper. The reverse of the blade is stamped with the small hammering Siegfried figure with the firm’s name and city location below, “E. Pack And Söhne / Solingen”. The original leather washer is in place.

A very fine bayonet here which would really look great displayed on a cradle out of the scabbard.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,095.00

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

This Army Dress Bayonet is in “as found” condition. The hilt appears to have good nickel plating throughout and there is no plating missing. The plating has a patinated finish that would come up substantially with a little semi-chrome. The mortise button and lock still work well.

The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite variety and they are in perfect condition. As we usually see with this producer the plates are retained by offset spanner and rivet hardware. The spanner surfaces are of nickel and they exactly match that of the rest of the hilt. The scabbard of this example is straight throughout. It shows quite a bit of age to the paint as well as chipping and usage areas. This paint grades at about 80-85%.

The scabbard is nice and straight however. This bayonet has the long style blade. This blade is constructed with wide fuller design. The blade is mirror bright and has a perfect nickel-plated finish. The reverse of this mint blade is stamped with the trademark showing the hammering Siegfried figure to the left and to the right of the logo is the firm’s three line name and location, “E. Pack / & Söhne / Solingen”. The bayonet’s blade is protected by an in place brown leather washer.

A good basic bayonet here.

Excellent. $150.00

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

This short bayonet is in exceptional condition throughout. The hilt is nice and bright and has 100% of the nickel plating. There are a couple of minor age spots but they are really nothing. The mortise button and lock work well. There is a yellow bayonet felt in the slot but I doubt if it is original.

The grip plates are a fine black checkered celluloid. These grip plates are retained in the manner only seen performed by the Pack company. They feature offset to the left rivets with spanner hardware. The rivet heads also are free of rust and in mint condition. A very nice hilt here!

The scabbard is straight throughout and also has good original black paint. The reverse of the scabbard has nearly all of the original paint and also does have some crazing but it is not bad. The obverse shows a little bit of age towards the lower area but still all of the paint is here. The short style blade is a stepped variety having narrow fuller. This blade reflects highest quality nickel-plated finish and it is easily in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is lightly stamped with the hammering Siegfried figure. To the right of the figure is the three line firm name and location, “E. Pack / & Söhne / Solingen”. The original brown leather washer is in place.

If you’re looking for just a good solid nice conditioned original bayonet this is a beauty.

Mint Minus. $225.00

D&EBAY #26847 Long Double Etched Army Bayonet - W.K.C.

The hilt mounts of this fine bayonet retain 100% of their original plating. The nickel plating remains bright throughout. The mortise button and lock are in good working order, and there is green felt in the rifle slot.

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

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original black paint is still fairly good showing some loss at the bottom and also a small part on the reverse. The original patent leather frog shows some attic crazing, but is stills serviceable. It is a deluxe type, having gray felt backing. The felt shows some commensurate wear at the top and bottom edges.

The long blade is the style with wide fuller. It remains in full mint condition. The obverse displays the "neutral" pattern featuring fine frosted backgrounds with an open wing eagle in the center. On either side of the eagle is the Standard Remembrance. It is surrounded with oak leaf decoration. The exact etch is shown in the Techet Book on Page 235. The reverse displays the same as etch and is shown on Page 237 of the Techet Book. It features a frosted panel with the original owner's branch, "41. Inftr. Regt. Amberg/Bayer. Ostmark". The etch is surrounded with oak leaves. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the Knight head logo and the firm's initial's, "WKC". The original leather washer is in place.

A very fine example here that would be tough to upgrade.

Mint Minus. $1,495.00

D&EBAY #40308 Stag Grip Short Luftwaffe Bayonet - WKC

This Luftwaffe Bayonet is in nice condition throughout. The nickel plating is bright and completely intact, with a great look about it. The mortise button and lock are in good working condition. There is a green felt insert in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are constructed from a pleasing dark colored antler. The obverse plate shows some slight wear but the reverse is still quite crisp. They are nicely cut and fit, and are retained by pair of nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout with excellent original black paint. This paint is nearly 100% intact on both sides. The lug is the typical WKC "roach" type.

The scabbard is equipped with a dark brown patent leather frog. This frog does not show a lot of attic crazing and is still in nice condition.

The short blade is the type with a stepped end and a narrow fuller. It is in mint condition, the obverse being stamped with the Knight's Head trademark of the WKC firm. The original dark brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A nice Luftwaffe example here.

Near Mint. $395.00

D&EBAY #40311 Early Stag Grip Short Bayonet - WKC

This early Short Bayonet has a good nickel finish which appears to be 100% intact. The mortise button and lock work well. The mortise button is the style that looks to be a one piece unit on the surface. There is a green felt insert in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are in fine condition, with crisp gold edges and light tan "grains" throughout. The lower portion of the reverse grip plate has an air hole, which leads me to believe this is an early example. The plates are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original paint shows wear on both sides but overall is about 85% intact. I notice the throat is the wider type that we see on early production bayonets.

Attached to the scabbard is short style brown frog. This frog is in good condition.

The short blade has a stepped end and a narrow fuller. It remains in nice, bright condition. Confirming that this in intact and early example is the WKC Knight's Head trademark. It is the variant without decoration on the visor, which dates to the late 20's and early 30's. The original brown washer is still in place.

An interesting, early WKC Bayonet here.

Excellent. $275.00

D&EBAY #40177C Double Etched Short Panzer Abwehr Bayonet - E. Pack

This Pack produced bayonet is in choice condition throughout. The hilt has all of the nickel-plated surfaces and they are in very fine condition. The mortise button and lock work well and there is no felt in the slot.

The grip plates are in perfect condition throughout being the black checkered Bakelite type. These grip plates are retained by the traditional Pack spanners on the surface with spanner nuts on the reverse. All of the plating still remains on the spanner nuts.

The scabbard is nice and straight throughout and has good paint throughout. This could be a repaint but if so it is quite well done and looks very very well. The throat is the early style that we see on Pack bayonets have the very wide opening.

The short style blade blade has stepped end with a narrow fuller. On the obverse there is a outstanding etch with 100% frosting. The etch has the standard remembrance in two lines in the center area and ends with a very decorative oak leaf and acorn motif. At the beginning of the etch there is a five man crew working some type of howitzers gun with rubber tires. The etch is so clear you can see the tread on the tires as well as the caps on the wheels. The five man crew all wears helmets with visible insignia on the side. The reverse of the bayonet has a small panel with the name of the unit raised out of the frosted background "Panzer Abw. Art. 24". The bayonet blade is unmarked but we know this to be a Pack piece for certain. The original black leather washer is in place.

A rare bayonet here and a great one to add interest to your etched bayonet collection. This particular etch appears in the Pack catalog as "#2 Panzer Abwehr". An identical etch appears in the Wayne Techet bayonet book on page 153. There is also an illustration in the Techet book showing the type of narrow etch on the reverse. This can be seen on page 160.

A fine example here.

Near Mint. $1,395.00

D&EBAY #40306 Stag Grip Short Bayonet - WKC

The nickel plating to the hilt of this bayonet is in excellent condition and is near 100%. It shows only the most modest of age. The mortise button and lock work well and there is green felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are a very very good looking genuine stag. This stag has multicolor to it ranging from light tans to dark browns and the grain throughout both sides is particularly desirable especially the obverse where there is a grain in the center that juts out nicely having a fine gold tone to its coloring. The edges also have varying gold tones. I have seen a lot of stag grip bayonets but these particular plates are exceptionally alluring.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has fine original paint. This paint is still factory bright and is about 99%. The lug is the typical roach style that we see on WKC pieces. The frog is a patent leather type showing typical attic crazing but not too bad. There is one spot on the left edge where the pocket part of the frog has come off.

The blade is a very fine stepped edge type with narrow fuller. This blade has outstanding nickel plated surfaces and is easily in full mint condition. It is stamped on the obverse with the knight head trademark with the firm's initials "WKC" beneath. The original leather buffer is in place.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $375.00

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 #40478C Long Single Etched Bayonet - Robert Klaas

The nickel plating throughout the hilt on this example is still pristine being in mint condition. In fact the plating shows very little usage. On the reverse someone has scratched an "X" under the mortise lock. Most likely this was the original owner in an attempt to identify his bayonet. The mortise button and lock work well. There is the original red felt in the rifle slot.

The scabbard is also a beauty having nearly 100% of the original paint. There are only a couple of tiny chips on this scabbard but otherwise it is still factory bright and in mint condition.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety and they are in good condition. They are retained by nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The blade of this example is in choice condition being a long variety with wide fuller construction. The obverse has a very beautiful and striking etch. The etch has 100% of the frosting and is flanked with two clover leaf symbols being the same as we see on the chained SS clips. In the center there is a three line dedication. The first two lines carry the standard remembrance and the last line is for the branch that the original owner was assigned "beim Inftr Regt. 36". The theree lines are flanked by a helmet with national emblem on the side being on the left and on the right a stubby open winged eagle with swastika. This same etch can be seen in the Wayne Techet book on page 228. The reverse of the blade is stone mint and is stamped with the kissing cranes trademark. Around the cranes in a circle is written "Robert Klaas Solingen". The new-like black leather blade buffer is in place.

A very nice bayonet here in choice condition.

Mint. $995.00

D&EBAY #40307 Long Stag Grip Luftwaffe Bayonet - Carl Eickhorn

The hilt plating on this bayonet is intact but shows a little surface age. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt is present in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are crafted from very fine, genuine stag antler. They have a range of attractive brown tones, with golden edges. They are retained by a pair of steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has nice, original black paint. It is about 98% intact on the obverse and slightly less on the reverse, which has some attic crazing.

The scabbard is equipped with what appears to be the original brown Luftwaffe frog. It is a high quality example, in choice condition and with a single retention rivet in the reverse.

The long blade has a wide fuller. The nickel-plated surface is mint. The reverse ricasso of the blade is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A nice, basic Luftwaffe Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

Carl Eickhorn

The hilt plating on this Luftwaffe Bayonet appears to be 100% intact. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original green felt is present in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are crafted from very fine, genuine stag antler. They have a range of attractive brown tones, with golden edges and darker shades in the recesses. The reverse plate is a little lighter and has less grain. These plates are retained by a pair of nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has nice, original black paint. It is about 98% intact.

The scabbard is equipped with a quality brown Luftwaffe frog. It is slightly longer than normal and has four retaining rivets.

The long blade has a wide fuller and the nickel-plated surfaces are excellent. The reverse ricasso of the blade is marked with the early 1933-35 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark; with this variant the squirrel has a serrated tail and hold a nut in his paws. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A nice, very early Luftwaffe Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $375.00

D&EBAY #40446C Long Luftwaffe Etched Bayonet - F. W. Höller

This Luftwaffe Bayonet has the desirable Höller airplane etch. The hilt of this example is in very fine condition, being bright throughout. The mortise button and lock work well.

The grip plates are the usual black checkered Bakelite type. They are in perfect condition and are retained by means of a pair of steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original black paint shows a bit of attic crazing on the obverse and some wear on the reverse. Overall it is probably 70 to 80% intact.

The accompanying frog is a nice dark brown type, with a lighter color brown on the reverse. this frog is in excellent condition and appears original to the piece.

Now for the blade; it is most attractive, long and with a wide fuller. It has perfect nickel plating and is in mint condition. it features a panel on the obverse that is surrounding with fine oak leaves and acorns. The center is frosted and is etched with the standard remembrance. In the very middle is a small biplane, with Iron Crosses on the tops of both wings. The detailing to this tiny plane is outstanding, with tiny clouds skirting at the edges. This etch, Höller Model Number ES 103, is quite scarce. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the Höller Thermometer trademark, and the original brown leather washer is in place.

A very fine Höller piece here.

Excellent Plus. $1,195.00

D&EBAY #40453C Imperial/Weimar Large Saw-back K98 Bayonet - Anton Wingen Jr

This bayonet is of larger proportions than most. I'm not sure of the production year; it could be either Imperial or Weimar.

The hilt is in excellent condition, with good nickel-plating throughout. There is a little bit of age under the obverse pommel, but for the most part of the the plating is intact. The mortise button and lock work well, and there is no felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are heavily checkered Bakelite and remain in perfect condition. The reverse grip plate has a small hole in the bottom to allow moisture to escape. This would lead me to believe this is an Imperial piece, as vent holes of this nature were often used during this period. The plates are retained by a pair of nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is a fine example. It is quite wide, made to accommodate the large blade. The original paint is in very fine, being about 99% intact.

There is a K98 style frog on the scabbard, the type with four aluminum rivets. It also has a grip retainer strap, although it is missing the end with the boss button.

The long blade is a beauty. It looks like it was made yesterday and is complete mirror-bright. It has highest quality nickel plating. The nasty looking saw-back edge is very thick, basically the same size as that used on a Red Cross EM Hewer. It remains wickedly sharp. The remainder of the blade is in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is marked "A. Wingen Jr. Solingen". The large black leather blade buffer is in place.

A rarely seen bayonet here, in very desirable condition.

Near Mint. $595.00

D&EBAY #40361C Long Reverse Style Single Etch Bayonet - Rich. Abr. Herder

This Dress Bayonet has a nice hilt with all of the nickel plating. It shows only minor traces of age, mostly confined to the reverse.

The grip plates are black checkered Bakelite examples, retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original paint is fairly nice, nearly 100% on the reverse while the obverse has some attic crazing.

The scabbard is fitted with a very fine leather frog. It is not a patent leather type so it has held up extremely well. It has a single retaining rivet in the reverse.

The blade is the long type. It has beautiful, highest quality nickel plating and a wide fuller. The blade is plain on the obverse. The reverse has the very attractive, large, open-winged eagle design. This eagle sits atop the standard remembrance. On either side of the eagle is a plant in a vase. The good part about this etch is that it is reversed; the frosted portion of the etch is raised, rather than being in the background. This imparts a very striking look that is not seen often. You can see an example of this type in the Techet book on page 222. The reverse ricasso is marked "Rich. Abr. Herder Solingen". The leather blade buffer is in place.

A great piece here and a must for the those out there that are serious about collecting etched bayonets.

Near Mint. $1,195.00

D&EBAY #40454C Long Single Etched Bayonet - Alcoso

This bayonet has good nickel plating on the hilt. It shows a little bit of surface age but none is missing. The mortise button and lock work well. There is an original red felt insert in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are black checkered Bakelite and are in good condition. These plates are retained by a pair of nickel-plated rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It has perfect black paint. It is possible that it is an old repaint but if this is the case it was well done.

The long, wide fullered blade has quality nickel plating and is easily in mint condition. The obverse of the blade has a large panel with a two line standard remembrance. This panel is flanked by sprigs of oak leaves. The panel is outlined with flared floral designs. This etch was meant to recognize a soldier's time in service and has no swastika or military branch insignia. The reverse ricasso is marked with the 1937-39 Alcoso Scales trademark. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A nice, basic example here, reasonably priced.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $395.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $895.00(#032918)

D&EBAY #39868 Long Single Etched Bayonet - Puma

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $695.00

D&EBAY #32177 Early Short Dress Bayonet

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

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

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

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

Overall though a good early bayonet.

Excellent Plus. $160.00

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus $850.00(#032918)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $395.00

D&EBAY #39698C Plain Long Bayonet – WKC

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

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

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

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

A very fine WKC example here.

Mint Minus. $295.00

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

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

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

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

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

An extremely nice and rarely seen Jäger Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,095.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Near Mint. $695.00

D&EBAY #39386C Short Bayonet with Stag Grip

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

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

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

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

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

Near Mint. $350.00

D&EBAY #39498 Imperial/Weimar Long Dress Bayonet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mint. $695.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,495.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Near Mint. $750.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mint Minus. $295.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Near Mint. $1,195.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A nice bayonet here, with an uncommon etch.

Excellent. $1,295.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

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

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

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

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

A nice Eickhorn example here.

Excellent Plus. $795.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $2,495.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent. $1,495.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,595.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A rarely seen etched Artillery Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $1,595.00

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

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

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

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

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

A very nice Infantry Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,195.00

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

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

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

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

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

A nice, basic Pattern #3219 Infantry Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #37871C Stag Gripped Long Bayonet

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

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

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

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

An interesting, late-production stag piece here.

Excellent Plus. $325.00

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

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

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

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

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

A very fine, standard Pack Short Bayonet here.

Excellent, Plus, Plus. $195.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent. $285.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Near Mint. $4,995.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $2,495.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #37032 Single Etched Long Bayonet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,495.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A very fine, high quality early plain bayonet here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $250.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $5,995.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $1,695.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,495.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Near Mint. $1,495.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,095.00

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $1,295.00

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

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

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

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

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

Near Mint. $1,295.00

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $395.00

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

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

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

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

Near Mint. $2,495.00

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

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

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

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

Near Mint. $1,395.00

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $350.00

D&EBAY #35164 Early Army Dress Bayonet – Horstator

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

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

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

Near Mint. $295.00

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $1,295.00

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $495.00

D&EBAY #34671 Stag Gripped Long Bayonet

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

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

Excellent Plus. $325.00

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

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

Mint Minus. $1,595.00

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

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

Excellent. $235.00

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

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,795.00

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,895.00

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

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

Excellent. $795.00

D&EBAY #33783 Long Plain Dress Bayonet

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

Excellent Plus. $195.00

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

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

Excellent Plus. $1,995.00

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

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

Excellent Plus. $1,895.00

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

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

Excellent Plus. $165.00

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,595.00

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

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

D&EBAY #30621C Dress Long Bayonet - Alcoso

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

Excellent. $225.00

D&EBAY #29947 Long Double Etched Bayonet - WKC

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

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1495.00