Original German WWII Berlin Metropolitan Police Long Dress Bayonet by WKC with Scabbard and 1936 Dated Frog - Matching Unit Markings

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a lovely Matching Unit-Marked Metropolitan Police Long Dress "Walking Out" Bayonet by the legendary Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co. of Solingen. A beautiful piece that comes with a scabbard with Berlin District police markings, which is fitted with a lovely 1936 dated black leather frog.

The handle of the bayonet is lovely solid nickel plated alloy, featuring a lovely decorated "Birds Head" pommel without a bayonet slot, and an upswept cross guard decorated with oak leaves. The grip scales are made of beautiful stag horn with an aluminum police insignia firmly attached on one side. These are held with solid aluminum rivets and show no wiggle at all. Both cross guard and eagle’s head are in very good condition, with most of the original nickel plating still intact, showing wear and oxidation where the plating has worn away.

As with most police bayonets, there is a unit marking on the reverse guard of the bayonet:

S. B. 2625

This indicates issue to the Metropolitan Schutzpolizei (Protection Police) of the Berlin, Officer 2147. The same unit marking is stamped onto the back of the scabbard.

The bayonet has a very nice approximately 33 cm (12.75 inches) long steel blade, which was forged "cut-down" style, with the fuller running to the tip. It does look to originally have been nickel plated, however the plating eroded in several areas, allowing the steel to oxidize, which has now been cleaned away. The plating also has mostly worn away near the ricasso and the tip of the blade, so this bayonet looks to have seen a lot of use during the war. The leather blade buffer is no longer present.

The blade ricasso is maker marked WEYERSBERG KIRSCHBAUM & Co. SOLINGEN with the firms trademark "Knights-Head" (Ritter-helm) logo on the opposite side of the ricasso. This company is a famous manufacturer of military swords and cutlery in Solingen, Germany - a city famous since the middle ages for its metal-working and craftsmanship in sword making. Per J. Anthony Carter's fine work GERMAN SWORD AND KNIFE MAKERS, the traditional manufacturing of swords at WKC dates back to the year 1774 when the Weyersberg first registered the ''Kings head'' as their trademark. Later in 1883 the company merged with the Kirschbaums and the company Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie was formed, which continued into the Weimar Period. It then rebranded as W.K.C. Waffenfabrik GmbH, and produced many edged weapons during the NSDAP Period. The company is still in operation today.

The scabbard is made of fine black leather, fitted with nickel plated brass, and is in very good condition. The leather does show age and finish loss, and is has shrunk a bit, so that the wavy pattern of the scabbard throat springs can be seen. It is held in a very nice black leather frog, which is fitted with galvanized steel rivets, which are now oxidized. It shows wear from age and use, however it still has a fully legible maker marking on the back:


This is a wonderful unit marked early war metropolitan police bayonet by WKC with some great research potential! Complete with scabbard and frog, this bayonet is ready to research and display!

Blade Length: 13"
Blade Style: Single Edged with Fuller
Overall length: 17 1/2”
Crossguard: 2 1/4”
Scabbard Length: 14 1/2”

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