Long Third Reich Rural Police Bayonet w/Double Trademark and Matching Numbers (#30460)

Long Third Reich Rural Police Bayonet w/Double Trademark and Matching Numbers (#30460)

Maker: E. & F. Hörster; Condition: EX+

$595.00

Obverse ricasso features stylized H, H, and S monogram pierced by a sword TM with reverse featuring E. & F. Hörster, Solingen two-line TM. Nickel plated hilt fittings show superb detail to the eagle head pommel and oak leaf embellished crossguard show minor wear to highlights. Reverse crossguard is stamped S.ME.I.1064 (Property of Schutzpolizei Mecklenburg, weapon number 1064). Stag horn grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips with the grip emblem properly pinned to the obverse plate. Grip plates show evidence of being cut down during refurbishing as portions of the original lower rivet holes remain on both the obverse and reverse plates.  Plated blade, approximately 13 inches in length, grades EX+ with some minor dark oxidation marks. Brown leather scabbard shows some surface wear with one crease mark,  perhaps from a train door, but no rips or tears, and no damage to the reverse stitching. Upper scabbard fitting stamped “S.ME.I.1064” matching the number on the reverse crossguard. EX+. CONSIGNMENT