Long Third Reich Municipal Police Bayonet w/Frog & Bayonet Knot (#26200)

Long Third Reich Municipal Police Bayonet w/Frog & Bayonet Knot (#26200)

No maker; Condition: Ex+/Ex++

$895.00

No maker. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show minor surface wear, but no lifting or pitting to the well detailed eagle head pommel with pommel slot and oak leaf embellished crossguard, but with dark oxidation to the operating obverse/reverse lug button show dark oxidation. The pommel slot is complete with dark green felt plug. The reverse crossguard is without markings as they were apparently ground off at the time the clamshell was removed and blade shortened after the SS assumed control of the Police in June 1936. The hilt spine is stamped, “F 62” (Frankfurt weapon 62). Medium brown stag horn grip plates show light surface wear/age toning, but no cracks or chips with Third Reich Police grip emblem properly pinned to the obverse plate. Grip plates show evidence of being cut down during refurbishing as vestiges of the original lower rivet holes remain on both the obverse and reverse plates. Plated blade measuring 32.8cm in length grades EX/EX+ with runner marks/surface wear, light gray shadowing, with light grinding marks/minor surface pitting near the blade tip where blade was shortened, but no nicks to cutting edge. Spine of blade is stamped with the matching “F 62” number and complete with brown leather buffer pad. Black leather scabbard shows light surface wear/minor swelling, but no creases, rips or tears, and no damage to the reverse stitching. Nickel-plated scabbard fittings show light surface wear with two faint depressions to the obverse lower fitting, but no depressions to the lower ball. The lower fitting is complete with retaining staple and is stamped beneath the staple with the number, “10”; the upper fitting staple is hidden under the frog. The right edge of the upper scabbard fitting is stamped “F R 11”. The scabbard was apparently switched at the time the blade was cut down. Black leather, double-stitched, frog grades EX showing much crazing to the original patent leather finish with wear/moth damage to the original feldgrau felt covering on the reverse frog. The original Police NCO bayonet knot grades EX++ showing faint wear/age to the fabric strap with light fraying to slide, but no damage to the stem or silver/green crown/acorn and green insert. EX+/EX++