Long KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade & Frog (#24676)

Long KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade & Frog (#24676)

no maker condition: Exc+ item number: 24676 price: $695.00

$695.00

Long KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade & Frog. No maker. Although unmarked, the etch pattern on this bayonet matches a motif pictured on page 227, upper ofGerman Etched Dress Bayonets by Wayne H. Techet as an example of a pre-1938 Robert Klaas bayonet. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show surface wear/speckling with loss of plating primarily to edges of pommel and on small spot on the reverse crossguard. Pommel slot is complete with red felt plug. in pommel slot. Black bakelite grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips. Plated blade measuring 24.9cm in length grades Exc++ showing minor runner marks, but no crazing, loss of plating or no nicks to cutting edge and is complete with original black leather blade buffer pad. Obverse blade features a 5 ½” long etched panel with the distinctive Klaas curled cross bookend borders flanking a highly defined Wehrmacht helmet at the point end and a “stubby” open-winged eagle, unique to the Klaas firm. Etched panel retains a100% of the original factory background frosting. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of the original black enamel showing only a few spots of wear to the obverse shell and lower ball. Black leather, double-stitched frog shows surface wear and some heat crazing to the patent leather finish. Exc+ (24676) $695.00