Original OUTSTANDING ALMOST MINT WWII GERMAN POLICE POLIZEI UN-SLOTTED, “STAG GRIP” BAYONET. (Seitengewehr für Polizei) Certified
Original OUTSTANDING ALMOST MINT WWII GERMAN POLICE POLIZEI UN-SLOTTED, “STAG GRIP” BAYONET. (Seitengewehr für Polizei) Certified. On June 17TH 1936, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed to the newly created position of Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, (Chief of the German Police in the National Ministry of the Interior), effectively giving him full control of all police agencies within Germany. As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force new regulations were instituted in July 1936 to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country. One of the new uniform regulations was the introduction of a standardized bayonet based on the earlier Prussian Landespolizei bayonet. The bayonet came in a un-slotted dress model and a “T” slotted service model. long model, M98/05 Prussian police un-slotted dress bayonet. Roughly 33cm long, bright, nickel/silver plated, drop forged steel blade has full length fullers running off the tip end. Maker marked to The obverse ricasso is stamped with the Knight Head trademark of the WKC firm and the full name of company is on the opposite facing.. Nice unit markings. Both the scabbard and Bayonet’s numbers match. This crossguard is deeply stamped “S.B. 3187”, which matches the number seen stamped on the reverse of the upper scabbard fitting. This code indicate that this bayonet was once used by the Schutzpolizei Berlin. The bayonet has an ornate, nickel/silver plated alloy, single upswept cross guard and stylized eagle head pommel both intact. The obverse and part of the reverse of the cross guard have an embossed, repeating, oak-leaf and acorn pattern. The stylized eagle head pommel shows nicely detailed feathers, eyes and beak. The bayonet has stag horn grips, secured by two, dome headed, natural aluminum rivet retainers. The obverse of the grip has a stamped, natural aluminum, second pattern, (circa April 1936), police eagle and wreath intact. The bayonet comes housed in its leather scabbard with stitched, central, vertical spine to the reverse, and top and bottom nickel/silver plated alloy fittings. The bottom scabbard fitting has a scalloped top edge and ball tip while the top fitting has a scalloped bottom edge. Both the fittings are secured to the scabbard by a single staple type attachment. The top fitting has its extended frog lug and throat retaining screw both intact. Nice clean, untouched example. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran Nice example ALMOST MINT CONDITION for a U.S. Veteran bring-back. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. OUTSTANDING NICE ALMOST MINT EXAMPLE! Don’t Miss it!