Original German WWII Unit Marked Metropolitan Police Berlin Long Dress Bayonet by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co. with Frog & Troddel
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent matching Unit-Marked Metropolitan Berlin Police Long Dress "Walking Out" Bayonet by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co. of Solingen. A beautiful piece that comes with a scabbard with matching Berlin police markings, Frog and Police Troddel (aka “Knot”).
It features a beautiful Stag Handle, with an inlaid aluminum Civic Police emblem. The pommel is a solid decorated "Birds Head" without a bayonet slot, and there is a unit marking on the reverse guard of the bayonet:
This indicates issue to the Metropolitan Schutzpolizei (Protection Police) of the Berlin, Officer 6023. The same unit marking is stamped onto the back of the scabbard.
The bayonet has a lovely approximately 33 cm (12.75 inches) long nickel plated steel blade, which was forged "cut-down" style, with the fuller running to the tip. Blade is nice and bright, of excellent quality, and still has over 90+% of the original nickel plating, with a slight area of wear to the tip.
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 leather buffer washer is present. The bayonet grip scales are made of stag-horn with an aluminum police insignia firmly inset on one side. These are held between the upswept cross guard decorated with oak leaves, and the stylized eagle’s head pommel. Both cross guard and eagle’s head are well detailed and in very good condition, with almost all of the original nickel plating present.
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 there are some stitch repairs on the back, but it still looks great. It is held in the correct black leather frog with aluminum & steel rivets, which is in good condition showing some verdigris buildup around the rivets. Wrapped around the frog is a police troddel knot with a fabric strap that is still in excellent condition. It has rows of red and silver bullion, and the green and silver end ball has a green insert. This is the typical color we see on metropolitan police bayonets.
This is a wonderful early war metropolitan police bayonet with scabbard! Ready to 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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