Original German WWII 98k Bayonet 43 asw with Matching Serial Numbers
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: 43 asw 0235
Maker: E. & F. Horster & Co. Solingen
Material: Blued steel
Grip material: Wood
Condition is very good with original paint on scabbard, wood grips intact and a working locking button. The serial number 0235 on blade and scabbard match, indicating that these were issued together as a set.
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