Original German WWII Rare Tropical Deutsches Afrika Korps DAK Web Bayonet Frog
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very rare totally genuine WWII Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK) tropical web bayonet frog for use with the standard K98K Mauser bayonet. These are very hard to come by in this type of solid condition.
The Olive-green colored web frog is fully intact, though there is a tiny bit of wear to the stitching around the hole for the scabbard button. The leather reinforcement on the back of the strap button is fully intact. There are unfortunately no legible markings on the frog, as they were ink stamped and readily wear off.
Overall a very good condition example of a rare bayonet frog from the Deutsches Afrikakorps, DAK!
History of the German Africa Corps
The Afrika Korps or German Africa Corps (German: Deutsches Afrikakorps, DAK) was the German expeditionary force in Africa during the North African Campaign of World War II. First sent as a holding force to shore up the Italian defense of their African colonies, the formation fought on in Africa, under various appellations, from March 1941 until its surrender in May 1943. The unit's best known commander was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
The dry climate of Africa proved to be an issue with much of the standard leather field gear that the German Army usually used. It would dry out and crack quickly, and become unusable. To deal with this, the standard field gear such as belts, Y-straps, A-frames, bayonet frogs, and other items, were issued in special tropical web versions.
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