Long KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade (#29690)

Long KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade (#29690)

Maker: F.W. Höller, stamped thermometer inside double oval TM; Condition: EX+ 

$650.00

F.W. Höller, stamped thermometer inside double oval TM. An illustration of this bayonet appears in 1941 Höller Sales Catalog as model Nr. 13. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear to pommel, spine and crossguard with some speckling to right edge of pommel slot which is complete with original red felt plug. Black bakelite grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips. Plated blade grades measuring 25cm in length grades EX+ showing light surface wear/runner marks with a few faint gray specks along cutting edge, but no nicks or lifting and is complete with original brown leather blade buffer pad. Obverse blade features an etch pattern which appears on page 18 the 1941 Höller Sales Catalog but has no order number. Blade features a standard remembrance inscription in the center bordered on top and bottom and each end with oak leaves and acorns with 100% of the background frosting remaining in etch. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 85% of original black enamel showing surface wear/crazing  primarily to obverse with loss of paint where a frog has rubbed the shell. EX+.