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  1. Here is a selection of "standard" German bayonet types at the beginning of WW1. The older types were the shorter SG 84/98 a.A., which had been converted from the old M.71/84, and had been adapted for the new G.98 rifle, whereas the older 71/84 model was only suited to the G.71/84 or G.88 rifle, which were still available in sufficient numbers to equip the reserve troops. Shown are two examples of the SG 84/98 aA (old model) in varying lengths. These had the same blades as the SG 71/84 (middle). The SG 71/84 shown has a stamp on the rear of the hilt: being 31.R.6.25 meaning Inf.-Regt.
  2. Seitengewehr M.1898 lang, 1st and 2nd type. The first type had a wooden grip piece in one part. The second model had two separate grip halfs: The second type in this example has a scabbard tip which has been eaten away by corrosion along the top edge. The first type was produced till 1902, but breakages to the wooden grip occured. The new model was more practical. However, it had disadvantages in field service due to breakages of the long blade, production ceased by mid September 1914, and it was replaced by other types. The weapon was then withdrawn from service and either landed in dep
  3. This private purchase KD 89 with presentation blade of Husaren-Regiment Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande (Hann.) Nr.15 from Wandsbek was offered to me recently by a visitor to the Museum, thinking that perhaps the Museum might like to purchase it. However the Museum is in posession of two even better examples, but I expressed interest for my own private collection. The weapon is not "top", but reasonable, the blade is good and has the regimental inscription and battle honours and without any major flaws, with original leather blade buffer (Stoßleder). There is a maker's mark of W.K.C.
  4. Here, a selection of edged weapons pre 1945, all in above average condition. The HJ Knife is by Robert Klaas, early manufacture, hilt is nickel-plated iron The Police sidearm is by F.W.Höller, Solingen, early manufacture, good nickel silver fittings The parade bayonet has no maker marks. Nickel-plated iron fittings The Army Dagger is by W.K.C. Wartime manufacture, zinc fittings The Luftwaffe Dagger is by Fridericus, Solingen. Early war, Aluminium fittings And two patent leather bayonet frogs for the parade bayonet. Patent leather becomes a problem with age.
  5. A good example of an army officer's sabre for full dress uniform. Blade is by Eickhorn, Solingen, and with perfect nickel-plating. All hilt fittings are in gilded aluminium, and the weapon can be dated as around 1939-1940. Previously these fittings were of finely gilded bronze, but due to outbreak of war, these were then produced in aluminium. This also was restricted as from 1940/41, as was required especially for the aircraft industry. Zinc fittings replaced these, but less swords were manufactured, until the production finally ceased. The scabbard has an unusually blued parkerised finish. N
  6. Trench Dagger, or Grabendolch. There are no markings at all. All original finish. Some distortion to front of scabbard mouth. Blade has been slightly sharpened at some time, some scratch marks evident. The textile belt attachment is damaged and has a makeshift repair, the leather fastening strap with original press stud is intact. It can be assumed that this example is from WW2, but otherwise nearly identical to WW1 examples, judging by age appearance, most likely WW2. On the other hand, this could well be an almost pristine WW1 example. Purchased around 30 years ago at a London Arms Fair
  7. German bayonets, ordonnance issue: From below: almost mint example, complete with frog with aluminium fittings. Matching numbers by manufacturer S/155G, No.3139, with wooden grips, probably dating from 1939. Blade as good as perfect, All orignal blueing. An original set obtained in 1966. Centre: non matching example with bakelite grips, bayonet is by ddl, 1941 with serial no.7626. Scabbard by clc, 1943, no.C8934, some light storage marks and minor corrosion in places. Blade almost perfect. Top: A rather battered, non-matching example. Blade has been sharpene
  8. A fair example of a Prussian Seitengewehr M.1871, introduced after the Franco-Prussian War, and was, along with other models, standard until introduction of the Gew.1898 rifle. These bayonets were still worn by Landwehr and Landsturm units throughout WW1, but not for frontline duties. Before introduction of the Gew.98, this bayonet was worn mainly by the guards regiments, also grenadiers and fusiliers. This example is by Simson & Cie. in Suhl/Thüringen. The back of the blade is marked with a crowned W over 75 for 1875. The underside of the double hooked quillion has
  9. 2 Examples of Prussian Infanterie-Offiziers-Degen M.1889 (I.O.D:89) These are both private purchase types with a folding guard. The length of blade could vary, deplending on the stature of the wearer. One example is for officers of the Guards - the grip has an attached Guard Star in silver, gilt and enamels. The grips are bound in rayskin (Rochenhaut) with finely twisted silvered wire. All Fittings are of gilded brass. The handguard displays as always the Prussian heraldic eagle. The blade is nickel-plated. Scabbard of blackened steel with one suspension ring after 1908. Scabbard bla
  10. A fine post WW1 example of a Saxon infantry officer sidearm M.1867/21. This pattern of weapon closely resembles the French officers sword M.1845. This example is post-ww1. The blade is nickel-plated. Pre-1918 examples always had a polished steel blade of superb quality, at the root of the blade on both sides was a finely engraved crowned FAR monogram for Friedrich August III of Saxony. Also the handguard had a crown above the Saxon emblem, in this case, decorative foliage, which has only the outward resemblance of a crown. After WW1 all symbols of the monarchy, Crown and cyphers were
  11. An very good example of a long Mauser bayonet - Seitengewehr M.1898 long, complete with brown leather frog and bayonet knot of 12. Kompanie, as purchased in London's Portobello Road antiques market from Brigadier Goode early 1968 - cost around 4 pounds in those days! The bayonet and scabbard have different markings, but judging by the matching condition of both, have been together since about 1916, or even earlier. The bayonet is marked on the rear of the hilt: 12.R.3.196 meaning - Grenadier-Rgt.12, 3.Komp., weapon no.196 The scabbard is marked to the rear: 102.R.10.175, meaning
  12. A fine example of a Prussian Kavallerie-Säbel M.1811. This weapon is derived from the English cavalry troopers sabre M.1795, of which large numbers were supplied to Prussia as war aid in the Napoleonic Wars, despite the French continental blockade. These were then copied and designated Leichter Kavallerie-Säbel M.1811. They were in service for a very long period, later replaced by the lighter Artillerie-Säbel M.1849. They were however used by second line units up till about 1871. There are existing examples of these weapons with a Reichwehr Übernahmestempel (taken over) of 1920, thereby used a
  13. This weapon was a remake of the old Prussian infantry sabre M.1715, which had a very long service, and examples of which were constantly repaired or fitted with a new blade or scabbard. After the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, Prussia had large stocks of older weapons as well as captured French weapons, which then bacame standard. The French line infantry sabre was then standard issue to the Prussian infantry regiments, the Guards regiments favoured the old Prussian model, and these were remade in 1816, and finally still in use by second line units till about 1873. The slightly curved bla
  14. An average example of a private purchase Artillerie-Sabel M.1849/73. This was a lighter version of the old Prussian cavalry sabre M.1811 (so-called Blüchersäbel). Existing examples of the sabre M.1849 then had the "Parierlappen" removed, and this was then re-issued to the mounted personnel of the artillery as well as to the Ulans, then known commonly as Ulanen-Säbel M.1873, until the introduction of the K.D.89. This example has plain iron fittings and leather-bound grips, for officers with silver wire binding. The blade, gently curved, shows no maker's marks, but has the remains of a feint flo
  15. A good example of a presentation variation of a Prussian Kavallerie-Säbel M.1852. Newly introduced due to the experiences in the first Schleswig-Holstein war of 1849/50, when hand wounds became prevalent, a new basket hilt was conceived. This was a popular campaign weapon, even favoured by infantry officers as late as 1870, and otherwise kept as a service weapon by officers up till 1914. The ordonnance version of this weapon was heavier and stronger, this example is simply a presentation piece. All fittings are of nickel plated iron. The scabbard has lost it*s scabbard throat and fixing s
  16. Two examples of a Prussian Kavallerie-Degen M.1889. One example is an ordonnance piece, dated with a W and crown over 91, being 1891. This weapon was manufactured by Lüneschloss in Solingen. The fittings are all in iron. The guard bears the Prussian heraldic eagle clutching Sword and Orb, the breast has a shield in the colours of the House of Hohenzollern. The grip is in one piece of "Hartgummi" with two rivets straight through, which is the correct configuration of ordonnance weapons. The blade is the regulation so-called "SteckrückenKlinge mit Schör", which is mainly only seen on ordonnance
  17. An almost perfect example of a presentation weapon, a Bavarian Kavallerie-Pallasch M.1891. Followng the patern of standardisation of the weapons under Prussian leadership, this was based on the Prussian Kavallerie-Degen M.1889. This example, being a private purchase presentation piece, has the scabbard with only one suspension ring as per 1908 regulations, but still retains the old nickel plating, which was supposed to be later blackened. The weapon is by it's souvenir character engraved and attibuted to the Bavarian 2. Chevaulegers-Regiment "Taxis", being in honour of the "Prinz von Turn und
  18. Obtained at an auction in Munich over ten years ago, a presentation Pallasch (Broadsword) with regimental engraving to Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2 - a regiment stationed in Pasewalk/Pommern. The total length measures about 100 cm, and this is a much lighter version than the official ordonnance issue. The weapon is much smaller than the ordonnance version, both in length and dimensions, and much lighter. The guard is of tombak and has three bars, the grip is bound in rayskin and gilded copper wire, as per officers version, blade and scabbard are nickel-plated, the panels blued
  19. Got this complete set of hilt relics of a Württemberg Kavallerie-Degen M.1889 many years ago from a Hamburg dealer. I found them rather fascinating, and took a long time to decide to go for them. They weren't cheap, but all complete and could be restored with carefull cleaning, but have decided for the moment to leave them as they are. Only the blade and scabbard are missing. The vulcan fibre grip (here hard plastic), which is a limited edition copy, but identical to the original, I got later from a wheel and deal man in Berlin. I heard he had a few left and I phoned him up, and was lucky to c
  20. The Saxon Faschinenmesser M.1845 has already been featured in a previous topic. The other sidearm shown is a Saxon Infanterie-Säbel M.1818. This was originally a French Infantry sabre, captured in large numbers in the Napoleonic Wars, and then adapted for re-use. In Prussia this became the standard infantry sidearm during and after the Wars of 1813-14 and 1815, and was later designated Infanterie-Säbel M.1818 (Französisch) and was in use for a good fifty years. These were also used by other states, and this example was in Saxon Services. It bears the orginal engraving of Manufr.de Klingenthal
  21. Polizei Seitengewehr - sidearm (Hirschfänger) A very good example of a 3rd Reich police sidearm made by F.W.Höller in Solingen, and with an issue mark: S.B.4344. this stands for Schützpolizei Berlin, weapon no. 4344. The leather covered scabbard is blackened, which is correct for the Schupo or Schutzpolizei, Gendarmerie were issued with brown leather equipment. The weapon is undated, but is certainly pre-war, as all fitings are in fine, heavy nickel silver. The blade has lost a little of the plating around the tip, the scabbard has had some slight damage, which is not too visible. Grips
  22. Sachsen Infanterie-Faschinenmesser M.1845. Saxony adopted an identical weapon to the Prussian Infantry Sidearm M.1841 and it was designated M.1845. There were also variations of these with a sawback blade. Most blades do not show any makers mark, but were undoubtedly manufactured in Solingen or in Suhl/Thüringen. Prussian examples are marked on the back of the blade with a crown and FW over the year of issue. Saxon examples usually show no year, but either a crown or a crown over JR for King Johann, A for King Anton, or FA for Friedrich August of Saxony, and these are usually found on the bras
  23. From above to below: 1. Prussia, Seitengewehr u/M., introduced about 1866. This example is attributed to Infanterie-Regt.76 (Hamburg) and is marked FW under crown and 66 for 1866. 2. Saxon Infanterie Faschinenmesser.M.1845 - attributed to I.R.103 after 1867. 3. Prussia, Infanterie Seitengewehr M.1851 This weapon is attributed to Grenadier-Regt, 2 in Stettin
  24. Here is a copy of an old colour chart of all sword and bayonet knots of the Wehrmacht (Heer). These are basicly the same as in WWI and imperial
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