Original German WWI Steel Hilt Ersatz Bayonet with 10 inch blade & Scabbard - Carter Type EB53
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice German WWI Ersatz (Replacement or Emergency Issue) bayonet, with the shorter 10 inch blade. The classic work by J.ANTHONY CARTER, GERMAN BAYONETS, VOLUME THREE published in 1992 is the complete work covering all types of WWI Ersatz bayonets and cherished by bayonet collectors everywhere.
Anthony Carter's Reference EB53, appearing on page 121, is the model we offer here. It features a heavy ribbed cast steel hilt with split muzzle ring and a 9 3/4 inch fullered blade, which bears an imperial proof on the spine. It is also marked 4134 on the cross guard. Overall length is 14 1/2 inches and it comes complete with a correct all steel scabbard.
J. Anthony Carter died in 2001 but his four volume work is acknowledged as the supreme reference work on the subject most especially the Ersatz Volume (No.3) which was his great passion throughout his lifetime.
A nice Ersatz Bayonet Type EB53 complete with scabbard, ready to add to your collection!
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