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

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

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

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

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

A very nice and quite interesting etched bayonet here.

Mint Minus. $1,195.00

D&EBAY #45501 Imperial 1898 Short Sawback Bayonet No Maker

This sawback bayonet has the slightly larger proportion hilt that we see from these vintages. The hilt has very good nickel plated surfaces. The plating is still bright throughout having only a couple of minor age stains. The mortise button still works well.

The grip plates are black Bakelite with checkering. They are retained by two rivets and spanners. A nice hilt here.

The scabbard is a blued style still being straight throughout. The blueing shows some mild usage but overall it still appears to be in about 95 percent condition.

The original black leather frog is attached. It is a four rivet type also having a retaining strap with boss and buttonhole to secure the bayonet hilt.

The lower hilt of the bayonet is stamped 289 and the scabbard is stamped 9072.

The blade is a fine example still having all of its nickel plating on the obverse. The reverse has a small amount of peeling towards the end areas. There is also a slight ripple in the tip. The sawback is extremely well done and still has a sharp grasp on a finger run over it. The blade is not marked and there is no washer on this bayonet and perhaps there never was.

A pretty nice example here of a seldom seen example.

Excellent Plus. $350.00

D&EBAY #45380 Luftwaffe Short Bayonet by WKC

This WKC piece is in very fine condition throughout. The hilt plating is perfect and just about newlike throughout.

The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite being in perfect condition and they are retained by steel rivets having dressed heads.

Attached to the scabbard is the original to the piece fine brown leather frog. This frog is in extremely choice condition and being a high quality one being the style with rivet in the reverse.

The short blade is the standard pattern produced by WKC which was used as a neutral pattern. It covered all of the forces as it was the only pattern of its nature that was made by WKC. The blade features a center panel with an open winged eagle clutching a wreath with swastika. The eagle is flanked by the standard remembrance and the border is etched with oak leaves which run completely around. The original frosting is still perfect and the blade is in full mint condition. The blade is the style with narrow fuller and stepped end. The reverse blade is also mint. The ricasso is stamped with the knight head logo and beneath is the firm’s initials “WKC”. The brown leather buffer is in place.

A very nice etched bayonet here.

Mint. $1,195.00

D&EBAY #45509 Army Long Dress Bayonet by Anton Wingen Jr.

The hilt of this bayonet has good nickel plating showing just a few very modest signs of age but the plating is still all there.

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

The scabbard is in excellent condition having near mint original black paint. This paint shows only the most modest of usage.

There is a very fine patent leather frog. This frog has very leather attic crazing which is quite unusual to see. The frog is of good quality having the rivet in the center reverse.

The long style blade has a wide fuller and remains in full mint condition with fine tip. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the small knight logo and above is the firm’s name “Anton Wingen Jr.” and below “Solingen”. The original brown leather washer is in place.

A very nice bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $250.00

SADAGGERS #45322C Long Dress Bayonet

This long dress bayonet has good plating to the hilt mounts. The plating is still all there showing a little bit of usage but would clean up very nicely should someone choose to do so. The red felt is still in the rifle slot.

The scabbard is straight throughout having good original paint although there is a ding on the obverse lower area.

the long blade of this example has the wide fuller. The plating is good except at the lower portion of the blade. Some of the plating has peeled off of the edge area on the obverse side and just a small spot on the reverse side. Other wise the plating is very nice. The obverse ricasso is stamped with the double ovals which contain the firm's name and location F. W. Höller Solingen and inside is the familiar thermometer logo. The original leather washer is gone to time.

All in all a good starter example here priced accordingly.

Good Minus. $125.00

D&EBAY #45089 Early Dress Bayonet- Alcoso

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $150.00

D&EBAY #45100 Army Short Etched Bayonet - Eickhorn

This bayonet has good bright hilt mounts but there is some freckling in the finish but the finish is still mostly all there. The mortise button and lock work and there is red felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are both in good condition being retained with steel rivets having dressed heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout having fairly good original paint. The paint shows some mild usage and age but is about 90 percent.

Attached to the scabbard is a very nice black frog being the style with four rivet construction.

The short style blade is in mint condition and is etched on the obverse with the Eickhorn pattern 3219 style. This features standard remembrance in a ribbon in the center surrounded by oak leaves and on either side of the inscription placed in a perpendicular position are Wehrmacht eagles clutching swastikas. The frosting is still 100 percent behind the etched background. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935 through 41 Eickhorn squirrel. The original blade washer is in place.

Excellent Plus. $895.00

D&EBAY #44954C Long Bayonet with Etched Signal Corp Theme - E. Pack

The hilt of this bayonet still has all of the plating throughout however it looks as though it has dulled just the slightest bit from age. The mortise button and lock still work. There is red felt in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are black checkered Bakelite in perfect condition. They are retained by the Pack style rivets with spanners.

The scabbard is an extremely nice example being completely straight and having mint paint on the obverse and near mint on the reverse with just one spot towards the chape area. It is equipped with an extremely nice original black leather frog.

The long blade is still bright throughout being the style with wide fuller. There is a very rarely seen etch on the blade which on the close end features a group of soldiers with the signal corp putting wiring up on poles. In the center of the blade is the standard remembrance and the blade ends with oak leaves. The etch itself is still quite visible and the blade overall is in very nice condition. The reverse ricasso has the very early Pack trademark featuring the hammering Siegfried having the name E. Pack & Sohne below. The original blade buffer is in place.

if you are an etched bayonet collector the chances of every finding a signals etched example are very slim. This would be a great piece to add to an advanced etched bayonet collection.

Excellent Plus. $1,695.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent Plus. $750.00

D&EBAY #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. $995.00

D&EBAY #44462C Army Etched Bayonet - Emil Voos

We do not see very many Emil Voos etched bayonets, so this one becomes quite desirable.

The hilt plating shows some wear around the top of the pommel as well as the guard and mortise button. I'd say this plating remains about 80% intact. The mortise button and lock work well.

The grip plates are finely checkered Bakelite. These plates remain in perfect condition and are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight, with good black paint. This paint is about 90% intact. The scabbard is equipped with a dark brown (or possibly black, I can't really tell) leather frog attached to the scabbard, along with the original cloth style NCO's troddel.

The obverse of the wide fullered blade is plain and has no issues. The reverse is etched with a fine open-winged eagle, with the so-called "potted plants" at the borders and the standard remembrance. You can see this "potted plant" etch in the Robert Klass catalog and it was also used by Ricard Herder. For those of you out there that collect bayonet types this is an extremely rare Voos example of this etch pattern.

Excellent Plus. $1,195.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Near Mint. $2,895.00

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

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

Excellent. $235.00

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

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

Excellent Plus. $1,495.00

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

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

Excellent. $595.00

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

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

Excellent Plus. $1,695.00

D&EBAY #43911 Short Army Infantry Etched Bayonet - Carl Eickhorn

This etched bayonet has a good hilt, showing minor wear to the plating around both sides of the pommel. There is a red felt insert in the rifle slot.

The grip plates are black checkered Bakelite and remain in perfect condition.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original paint is good, showing minor age and remaining about 95% intact overall. The original patent leather frog is present but needs to be restitched on one side, having split open. This frog is made with a single rivet on the reverse.

The short blade has a stepped end and remains mint throughout, with 100% of the original etch frosting. The etch pattern on the obverse features the standard remembrance in a ribbon flanked by oak leaves along with a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. At the top is Pattern #3220; a pair of crossed rifles topped by a helmet and superimposed over a wreath. The reverse blade is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark. The original leather blade buffer is in place.

A nice Army example here.

Excellent Plus. $895.00

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

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

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

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

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

A fine Luftwaffe bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $1,495.00

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

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

Excellent Plus. $3,795.00

D&EBAY #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. $550.00

D&EBAY #43525C Single Etched Luftwaffe Bayonet - E. Pack

The hilt plating of this example is still mostly there, showing just minor amounts of freckling on both sides. It is still about 95% intact. The mortise button and lock work well.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered Bakelite types, retained by the offset rivets and spanner nuts typical of the E. Pack firm. Most of plating still remains on the rivet heads.

The scabbard is a fine, straight example with outstanding original black paint. This paint is nearly 100% intact and is still bright. Attached to the scabbard is a fine brown leather frog. This frog is constructed with a retaining rivet in the reverse center.

The choice long blade is etched with Pack Pattern #10, the Flieger, which can be seen in Johnson Volume II should you have a copy. The etch retains all of the original frosting and features a standard remembrance with oak leaves and acorns at the left. On the right there is a small biplane, with such fine etching even the Iron Crosses can be seen on the wings. A very choice pattern here, not seen too frequently. The ricasso is stamped with the Hammering Siegfried trademark of the E. Pack firm, and the original brown leather blade washer is in place.

Excellent Plus. $1,295.00

D&EBAY #43424 Early Stag Grip Bayonet - Carl Eickhorn

This Bayonet was made no later than 1935 and the quality of its manufacture is evident throughout.

The hilt has excellent nickel plating, being nearly perfect, with only some age above the mortise button. In the case of this example the mortise button is actually a faux example. The original green felt remains in the rifle slot.

The antler grip plates are very fine, with pleasing brown and gold tones. They fit the hilt snugly and are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is a fine, straight example, having excellent original paint. There some traces of wear on the lower end but overall this paint is at least 95% intact. There is a fine black leather frog attached which remains in good condition, made with a reverse center rivet.

The long blade has a wide fuller. It is completely bright and remains in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the Eickhorn "Double Oval" trademark used from 1933 to 1935, featuring the seated squirrel holding a nut and having a serrated tail. The fine brown leather blade washer is still in place.

A fine, early Eickhorn piece here.

Excellent Plus. $375.00

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 blade 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 #39825 Short Luftwaffe Bayonet with Rare Etch Pattern - Carl Eickhorn

It is a pleasure to offer this rare bayonet etch, being the Eickhorn etch pattern #3231. This pattern was produced after the war started, so we see few of these. This bayonet etch can be seen in the Wayne Techet book on Page 116. Wayne describes this bayonet etch type as being very rare.

The hilt is in good condition, featuring excellent nickel plating. The plating is 100%, but shows some mild usage. There is also a light numeral scratching on the reverse pommel area that appears to read, "SZE513". I do not know the purpose of these letter/numbers. The grip plates are the usual black checkered Bakelite. They are in excellent condition and are retained with steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout, but the paint was a mess when we acquired the bayonet. So, we repainted the scabbard and it now looks excellent. There is a fine brown leather frog, being a quality type, having a single rivet in the reverse.

The blade is the short style, having the stepped end configuration. The obverse features the ribbon-enclosed standard remembrance surrounded by oak leaves. At the end side of the etch is a detailed wreath of oak leaves. Inside the wreath is a Luftwaffe eagle clutching a swastika in his talons. The bird flies to the viewer's right. At the ricasso end of the etch is a choice "storch" style airplane flying through clouds and positioned over a small village complete with houses, church and trees. The detail to the plane is terrific, showing the cockpit with pilot and even a small swastika on the tail. It is a mastery of acid-etch work. The frosting behind the etch is all there, except for a little thinning in the end area - it is not bad, though. The reverse blade is completely mint. It is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn trademark. The original leather blade buffer is in place.

If you are an etched blade collector or a Luftwaffe specialist, this is a very rare bayonet and would add much interest to your presentation.

Excellent Plus. $1,195.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A very nice, complete example here.

Excellent Plus. $250.00

D&EBAY #42414 Long Army Dress Bayonet - WKC

The hilt plating of this bayonet remains bright throughout and is in generally nice condition, with only a small spot on the reverse pommel and another on the reverse of the guard. The mortise button and lock work well. The red felt remains in the rifle slot and remains in good shape.

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

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original black paint remains bright, with only a few mild signs of carrying wear.

The blade is a real beauty, with 100% of the original nickel plating and in mint condition. It has a wide fuller. The obverse ricasso is marked with the Knight Head trademark of the WKC firm, and the original brown leather washer is in place.

A very nice WKC piece here.

Excellent Plus. $175.00

D&EBAY #42034 Long Army Dress Bayonet - Anton Wingen Jr.

The hilt of the Army Dress Bayonet has good nickel plating, showing only minor age in the surfaces of both sides. The pommel beak is interesting in that it is exceptionally long and narrow, a trait typical of Wingen pieces. The mortise button and lock work well, and the original red felt is in the rifle slot. This insert shows a little moth damage but has not deteriorated.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered Bakelite type. The reverse plate has a little bit of what is probably old leather stuck to it, but this could most likely be removed.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original black paint is excellent, showing only minor carrying wear and at least 98% intact. The original frog is present. There is some crazing in the black patent leather, as well as some marks from the rear grip plate. The reverse of this frog is covered in brown felt, with a single hole.

The blade is a good example which remains bright. It is the style with a wide fuller and shows little wear. The reverse ricasso of the blade is stamped with the Little Knight trademark of the Anton Wingen Jr firm, and the original leather blade buffer is in place.

A good, solid Army example here.

Excellent Plus. $140.00

D&EBAY #42694 Short Dress Bayonet

The nickel plated hilt of this bayonet is in nice condition, having only a few failings where it shows wear on the upper edges as well as around the pommel beak. There is also a small spot below the lock. The button and lock work well.

The grip plates are in nice shape, being black checkered types retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is in very nice condition, having excellent original paint. This paint shows a little carrying wear but remains about 98% intact.

The blade is in mirror mint condition, with a narrow fuller and a stepped end. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A nice, unmarked example here, and one that doesn't break the bank.

Excellent Plus. $150.00

D&EBAY #42249 Long Army Dress Bayonet - E. Pack & Söhne

The hilt of this Army Bayonet remains in very nice condition, having 100% of the original plating. There is just modest age visible on the surface. The mortise button and lock work well.

The grip plates are the black checkered type and remain in perfect condition, retained by nickel plated spanners with nuts on the opposite end.

The scabbard is straight throughout, with fairly good original paint. This paint shows age and wear at the lower portions of both sides; it is about 85% intact overall.

The fine long blade has a wide fuller and highest quality nickel plating. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the familiar Hammering Siegfried trademark of the Pack firm, and the original blade washer is in place.

A good, solid Army Bayonet here.

Excellent Plus. $175.00

D&EBAY #42269C Early Short Army Bayonet - Carl Eickhorn

This Army Bayonet is of earliest vintage and although it shows age it would clean up nicely, should the next owner be inclined to do so. The hilt plating is intact but has not been cleaned in decades. The mortise button and lock work well, but the felt is missing from the rifle slot.

I also see a crack in the surface of the spine below the rifle slot and another below the pommel beak. These do not seem to significantly effect the structural integrity of the bayonet, however.

The reverse grip plate is in good shape, but the obverse has a chip in the top. The plates are retained by nickel rivets.

The scabbard remains straight but most of the original paint is gone to time; I'd say only 10% remains.

The short blade, however, is the saving grace of the piece. This blade has a narrow fuller, a stepped end, and bright nickel plating that is nearly mint. The reverse ricasso is marked with the early small Eickhorn trademark used from 1933 throughout 1935. The Squirrel has a serrated tail in this version. The original blade buffer has been lost to time.

A decent early Army Bayonet here, with the potential for some restoration.

Good. $150.00

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent. $795.00

D&EBAY #42239C Short Luftwaffe Dress Bayonet - E. Pack

The hilt of this Pack bayonet has excellent nickel plating and remains in nearly mint condition. The mortise button and lock work well.

The grip plates are in excellent condition, retained by the offset nickel plated rivet and spanner method used by Pack. All of the original plating remains on these rivets.

The scabbard is nice and straight. The paint shows a bit of wear, less on the reverse than the obverse, and is about 85% intact overall.

There is a very interesting frog attached to the scabbard. This brown leather frog is very high quality, with four rivet construction. The reverse has some interesting stampings, "FLUGZEUGFÜHRERSCHULE" and "FLAGENOW". This seems to indicate this bayonet was was in use in the "Flagenow Flying Officer's School". This is a very rare marking, and I think it would be very desirable to the bayonet collector.

The short blade is a fine, mint example, with a stepped end and a narrow fuller. The reverse is marked with the early Hammering Siegfried trademark of the E. Pack firm.

An interesting Luftwaffe example here, with a desirable frog.

Excellent Plus. $425.00

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

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

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

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

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

A good, solid Spitzer example here.

Excellent Plus. $295.00

D&EBAY #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 #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 #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 #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 #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

D&EBAY #39825 Short Luftwaffe Bayonet with Rare Etch Pattern - Carl Eickhorn

It is a pleasure to offer this rare bayonet etch, being the Eickhorn etch pattern #3231. This pattern was produced after the war started, so we see few of these. This bayonet etch can be seen in the Wayne Techet book on Page 116. Wayne describes this bayonet etch type as being very rare.

The hilt is in good condition, featuring excellent nickel plating. The plating is 100%, but shows some mild usage. There is also a light numeral scratching on the reverse pommel area that appears to read, "SZE513". I do not know the purpose of these letter/numbers. The grip plates are the usual black checkered Bakelite. They are in excellent condition and are retained with steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout, but the paint was a mess when we acquired the bayonet. So, we repainted the scabbard and it now looks excellent. There is a fine brown leather frog, being a quality type, having a single rivet in the reverse.

The blade is the short style, having the stepped end configuration. The obverse features the ribbon-enclosed standard remembrance surrounded by oak leaves. At the end side of the etch is a detailed wreath of oak leaves. Inside the wreath is a Luftwaffe eagle clutching a swastika in his talons. The bird flies to the viewer's right. At the ricasso end of the etch is a choice "storch" style airplane flying through clouds and positioned over a small village complete with houses, church and trees. The detail to the plane is terrific, showing the cockpit with pilot and even a small swastika on the tail. It is a mastery of acid-etch work. The frosting behind the etch is all there, except for a little thinning in the end area - it is not bad, though. The reverse blade is completely mint. It is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn trademark. The original leather blade buffer is in place.

If you are an etched blade collector or a Luftwaffe specialist, this is a very rare bayonet and would add much interest to your presentation.

Excellent Plus. $1,195.00

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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