Short KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade & Frog (#24645)

Short KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade & Frog (#24645)

no maker condition: Exc+ item number: 24645 price: $650.00

$650.00

Short KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched Blade & Frog. No maker. Although unmarked this bayonet was certainly produced by the E. Pack and Söhne firm as it features Pack’s Nr. 11 Neutral blade etch and the hilt is equipped with the Pack style offset grip retaining screws. Photographs of this etch pattern appear on page 234 of German Etched Dress Bayonets by Wayne H. Techet. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear with loss of plating one tiny spot on the reverse crossguard and with original green felt plug in pommel slot. Black bakelite grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips and are complete with the correct Pack style offset retaining screws. Plated blade grades Exc++/Near MINT showing only faint surface wear/runner marks, with no shadowing or nicks to cutting edge and is complete with dark brown leather buffer pad. Obverse blade features features a 5 3/8″ long frosted panel featuring raised floral motifs flanking the three-line remembrance of service time inscription, “Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit beim Inf. – Rgt.11” in raised gothic letters. Steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of the original black enamel showing minor surface wear/crazing, but no major loss of enamel. Black leather frog grades Exc. with surface wear/crazing to patent leather finish. Exc+ (24645) $650.00