Original German WWII 98k Late War Bayonet with Scabbard - Unmarked
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 usually 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 were stamped onto the top of the blade. On the reverse the batch number and suffix were stamped.
Condition is excellent with original bluing on blade, bakelite 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. Finish on the blade is excellent, with just the usual runner wear from the scabbard. The bakelite grip scales are in good shape, with no chips, and a lovely red color. The bluing on the handle is quite nice, with a bit of wear and oxidation. The scabbard is in good shape, with some scratches and small dents. The surface shows more rolling marks than usual, from rushed late war production. The ricasso bears serial number 1130, and the blade itself is not marked nor is the scabbard.
An original German WWII 98k Bayonet and scabbard offered in near mint condition! Ready to display or fit to your 98K rifle!
Blade Length: 9 7/8"
Blade Style: Single Edge w/ Fuller
Overall length: 15“
Crossguard: 1 1/2”
Scabbard Length: 10 1/2"
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