Original WWII German K98 COMBAT BAYONET. (Seitengewehr 98K) With Tropical (Africa Corps) frog Certified
Original WWII German K98 COMBAT BAYONET. (Seitengewehr 98K) With tropical (Africa Corps) frog Certified. The K98 bayonet was a modification of the already modified S84/98 bayonet that had been originally developed in 1915. Manufacture of this new modified bayonet began in 1934 with mass production beginning in 1936. The K98 bayonet was a standard issue item and was accompanied by a bayonet frog to be worn on the reverse left side of the weight bearing waist belt. The K98 bayonet remained the standard issue bayonet through-out the war with minor manufacturing variations. As the war continued the quality of the bayonets deteriorated and in mid-1944 most manufacturers discontinued producing the bayonet to concentrate on producing other essential war materials. Roughly 25cm long, drop forged, steel construction blade with wide fullers. Maker marked with numbers. Scabbard and blade has typical combat used look. Nice Bakelite grip. Stud does move and functions properly. Some very slight loss to the finish on the blade. Some dents in the scabbard from field use. Has original canvas tropical frog dated Over all great example. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. Please see our other items. 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 Combat Used! Do Not Miss This One!