Short KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched & Retailer Marked Blade (#25447)

Short KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched & Retailer Marked Blade (#25447)

maker: Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel holding sword TM. item number: 25447 price: $795.00

$795.00

Short KS/98 Bayonet w/Single-Etched & Retailer Marked Blade.¬†Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel holding sword TM. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear/faint crazing, but no lifting to the pommel, spine, or crossguard. Pommel slot is complete with original red felt plug. Black bakelite grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips. Plated blade measuring 20cm in length grades EX++ showing only minor surface wear/runner marks and is complete with dark brown leather blade buffer pad. Obverse blade features Carl Eickhorn etch pattern Nr. 3219 with a central ribbon band with “Zur Erinnerung am meine Dienstzeit” motto surrounded by oak leaves with raised a Wehrmacht eagle at each end of the etched panel which retains 100% of the background frosting. Obverse ricasso is retailer marked, “Ferd. Erdt Kaufbeuren” as pictured on page 244, lower of German Etched Dress Bayonets 1933-1945 by Wayne H. Techet. (Kaufbeuren is located approximately 70 kilometers southeast of Munich). Steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of its repainted black enamel finish with two faint depressions on the obverse near the lower ball. Nice short Eickhorn example! EX++/Near MINT (25447) $795.00