Original German WWII Unit Marked Police Long Bayonet by E. & F. Hörster with Matching Unit Markings
Original Item: Only One Available. Excellent matching Unit Marked Police Long Bayonet by E. & F. Hörster of Solingen. Features a beautiful Stag Handle, with matching unit markings on the guard and back of the scabbard:
L. Ka. 135.
This is a fantastic early war quality, un-slotted dress bayonet, with 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 about 80% of the original nickel plating.
The blade ricasso is maker marked E. & F. HÖRSTER / SOLINGEN , and the opposite ricasso bears the company's tradmark downward pointing sword and interlocking HHS initials. E. & F. Hörster & Co Gmbh, is a well-known maker from Solingen, the famous "City of Blades" in Western Germany, which marketed many fine edged weapons.
The leather washer is not present. The bayonet grip scales are made of stag-horn with an aluminum police insignia firmly attached on one side, all sandwiched between upswept cross guard decorated with oak leaves, and topped by stylized eagle’s head. Both cross guard and eagle’s head are well detailed and in very good condition, with most of the original nickel plating present.
The scabbard is made of brown leather, fitted with nickel plated brass, and is in very good condition. There is a bit of seam separation on the back, but nothing major.
Also included is an original brown leather from with an makers mark (partly legible) and 1937 date. The frog is in very condition but is dry and cracked at the stud but it is very stable and will not fall off.
This is a wonderful early war high police bayonet! Ready to display!
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