Short KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade (#24673)

Short KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade (#24673)

maker: Puma, Solingen (Lauterjung & Sohn), puma head within diamond TM condition: Exc++ item number: 24673 price: $750.00

$750.00

Short KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade.  Puma, Solingen, (Lauterjung & Sohn) Puma head within diamond TM. A photograph of this etch pattern appears on page 214 ofGerman Etched Dress Bayonets by Wayne H. Techet as Puma motif Nr. 6350. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show only minor surface wear/speckling with one tiny spot of lifting to plating on reverse crossguard. Pommel slot is complete with original red felt plug. Black bakelite grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips. Plated blade measuring 19.7cm in length grades Exc++/Near MINT showing only light runner marks with no graying, lifting or nicks to cutting edge, and is complete with original black leather blade buffer pad. Reverse blade features a 4 ½” long, etched panel with an open-winged eagle/swastika on entwined vines at the point end and a Wehrmacht eagle over entwined vines nearest the ricasso, flanking the standard remembrance of service inscription in raised Gothic letters. Etched panel retains 100% of the original factory background frosting. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of the original black enamel showing minor surface wear/crazing primarily to the lower obverse shell. Exc++ (24673) $750.00