Original German Pre-WWII 98k Bayonet by E. & F. Hörster with 1937 dated Scabbard & Frog - Matching Serial 1553 e

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. In 1935 the German military introduced the K98k bolt action rifle or Karabiner 98 Kurz, as a replacement for the older GEW98 or Gewehr 98. A new, shorter bayonet was designed to go along with the shortened rifle. The K98 bayonet was officially named Seitengewehr 84/98 or SG 84/98. The bayonet was designed as a close combat sidearm that could be placed on the tip of a K98.

The total length of the K98 bayonet was 15.2 inches, far shorter than the 20 inch long GEW98 bayonet. The blade was also straighter in shape and the hand guard was omitted. The K98 bayonet was carried in a leather frog, or Seitengewehrtragetasche, on the left side on the equipment belt in combination with the shovel and its carrier. The maker marks on k98 bayonets where stamped onto the top of the blade. On the reverse the batch number and suffix were stamped.

Model bayonet: Seitengewehr 84/98

Markings: 1553 / e , S / 155 and 1937 (Scabbard Only)

Material: Blued steel

Grip material: wood

Condition is excellent with original bluing on blade, wooden grips intact and a working locking button. The blade has the factory "sharpening", which did not really make the blade sharp: that was up to the soldier. There are a few small dents on the edge and spine.

The wooden grip scales are in great shape, with no chips, and a great color, with some curl on one. The scabbard and blade bear matching serial numbers 1553 / e, which are clear. The pommel is Waffenamt marked and he blade ricasso is also marked with German number code S / 155 indicating manufacture by the well-known maker E. & F. Hörster of Solingen, the legendary "City of Blades" in Eastern Germany. The scabbard has the same marking on the reverse, along with a 1937 date, so this bayonet was manufactured just prior to WWII.

Bayonet and scabbard come complete with an original brown leather frog, which fits the scabbard nicely. The frog does show some age, but is overall in good good condition, with intact rivets and visible white stitching.

An original German Pre-WWII Matching 98k Bayonet and scabbard by a highly desirable maker, complete with frog. Ready to display or fit to your 98K rifle!

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