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Original German WWII Single Etched Short Heer Army 98k Rifle Bayonet by Eickhorn with Bring Back Certificate

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The K-98 dress bayonet was a dress version of the Combat style. It was worn by enlisted and NCO personnel. The bayonet was finished with a high-quality nickel plating, black checkered Bakelite or genuine stag grip plates and black painted scabbard. The choice of blade length was left to the purchaser, being nickel-plated short or long version. There was a red or green colored felt insert in the rifle slot and the bayonet was suspended from a black or brown leather frog.

Enlisted or NCO personnel were permitted to purchase K-98 dress bayonets with fancy etched blades. These etchings run the gamut from simple designs featuring the standard remembrance, Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit (In Memory of My Service Time), to very fancy, custom etched depictions, citing the individual's regiment, unit, and sometimes even his name. Many blade factories offered unique etch patterns. The etch work was often state of the art.

This fine Heer (Army) example has an excellent hilt, having bright nickel plating which still remains in 95% condition. The plating shows little age. The mortise button and blade release work perfectly. The grip plates are the black checkered type, both being in excellent condition. They are retained by nickel-plated steel rivets which have dressed heads on the obverse.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has original paint. This paint is still 80%. Attached to the scabbard is a nice black leather frog. The bayonet retaining strap is broken. A very nice scabbard and frog combination.

The blade is a fine nickel-plated example still being bright throughout and easily in near full mint condition. The obverse blade is plain being the type with wide fuller construction. The reverse of the blade is etched with the standard remembrance in two lines in the center reading:

Zur Erinnerung
an meine Dienstzei

Flanking the remembrance are leaves and two Heer Eagle insignia with swas held in their talons. All of the frosting is in place in the backgrounds. The ricasso is stamped with the classic Carl Eickhorn logo. The original brown leather blade washer is in place. A very high quality Heer bayonet.

Also included is an October 12th, 1945 dated bring Back Certificate named to T/4 Walter S. Michewicz ASN 36556780 which gives authorization to bring back to the USA One (1) knife Bayonet w/ Scabbard. This certificate adds some really nice provenance to an already outstanding piece. They don't get much better than this!
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