Long KS/98 Bayonet with Rare Single-Etched Blade & Frog (#30500)

Long KS/98 Bayonet with Rare Single-Etched Blade & Frog (#30500)

Maker: E. Pack & Sohne; Condition: EX+

$1,995.00

E. Pack & Sohne, large Siefried Waffen TM. Photographs of this rare etch pattern appear on page 151 of German Etched Dress Bayonets by Wayne H. Techet. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear with some light gray speckling to the obverse pommel and two spots of oxidation/lifting to the reverse pommel and upper spine, but no damage to crossguard. Black bakelite grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips and feature the offset screws as used by the Pack firm. Plated blade measuring 24cm in length grades EX+ showing very light surface wear/runner marks with wear to plating near obverse tip, but no nicks to the cutting edge. Obverse blade features the 1938 catalog motif Nr. 4, “Flieger” comprised of a 6” ling gray frosted panel with two-line remembrance of service time. The etched panel retains the full frosted background finish. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of the original black enamel. Frog grades EX+ showing light wear. Very rare etch pattern.