Long KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade & Maker Marked Frog (#24633)

Long KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade & Maker Marked Frog (#24633)

maker: E. & F. Hörster Solingen, sword within "H" double-oval TM; SOLD condition: Exc+ item number: 24633 price: $650.00

$650.00

Long KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade & Maker Marked Frog. E. & F. Hörster Solingen, sword within “H” double-oval TM. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show minor surface wear to pommel, spine, and crossguard, with few specks of lifting to the upturned quillon. Pommel slot is complete with red felt plug. Black bakelite grip plates have a few tiny chips/nicks to obverse right edge, but no cracks. Plated blade measuring 24.3cm in length grades Exc+ showing minor wear/runner marks with a gray spot near obverse tip where runner has rested, but no lifting or nicks to cutting edge, and is complete with original black leather blade buffer pad. A photograph of this etch pattern appears on page 135, upper of German Etched Dress Bayonets by Wayne H. Techet with the notation that the Hörster firm probably contracted with F.W. Höller to produce this bayonet using a mid-thirties motif. Obverse blade features a 6″ long etched panel with floral motif bookend borders, standard remembrance inscription for service with, “I.R.57 Siegen.” (Siegen is located approximately 90km NW of Frankfurt). Etched panel retains 100% of the original factory background frosting. Dent-free steel scabbard shows surface wear and some oxidation to the original anodized finish. Black leather, double-stitched, 4-rivet frog grades VG+/Exc. showing wear/age with reverse stamped, “JACOBI & Co. TNH.K STUBBE Cronenberg 1929”. Exc+ (24633) $650.00 SOLD