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Lot 7064: A bayonet M 98/05 in deluxe issue, about 1915
03 November 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Sturdy Damascus steel rib blade, both sides grooved, no maker's mark. Nickel-plated steel grip, intact arresting clasp with push button and inserted green felt. Diagonally fluted, screw-affixed walnut grip plates. Burnished steel scabbard (small dents). The guard and scabbard stud bear an in-stamped Gothic acceptance mark. Signs of usage and age. Length 51.7 cm. Extremely rare. The blade displays the classic form, yet is very beautifully expressed in Damascus steel. Sadly the historical background of this unusual piece is not known. It is quite possibly an honour gift to a commanding general or some other highly placed personality.
Condition Report: II +
Notes: 1. Weltkrieg