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#336625 - 01/02/18 10:36 PM S84/98 Bayonet - plated with black grips
TimL Offline


Registered: 06/14/07
Posts: 146
Loc: USA
I picked this up recently and think it's pretty interesting. It's an S84/98 style bayonet that's been plated and the grips painted or stained black. The only mark is on the finial of the painted scabbard. The frog has been on there a long time, it has shrunken and it wouldn't be possible to remove it without damaging it. The press stud looks like it's from a dress bayonet, it isn't slotted and it's not a perfect fit but it does sit flush. I've seen standard combat bayonets that have been plated post war, but I think this is a period piece.

Is it possible to tell the maker from the scabbard mark? I'd love to learn more about it if anyone has information to share. - Thanks


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Edited by TimL (01/02/18 11:02 PM)

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#336631 - 01/03/18 12:36 PM Re: S84/98 Bayonet - plated with black grips [Re: TimL]
AndyB Offline



Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 1139
Loc: Bratislava,Slovakia
Hello bayonet looks like a S84/98nA also of WW1 period, maybe You could find any stamps on blade near crossguard,it could be a export variation too, the scabbard is most real WW2 type when WaA883 ?? on ball finial probably, would means only 1940-42 period of Solingen area.b.r.Andy


Edited by AndyB (01/03/18 12:39 PM)

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#336664 - 01/04/18 02:28 PM Re: S84/98 Bayonet - plated with black grips [Re: AndyB]
TimL Offline


Registered: 06/14/07
Posts: 146
Loc: USA
Hi Andy - I can't find any mark on the bayonet and the scabbard only has the mark on the finial. I'm leaning toward it being a WWII era German dress bayonet, especially given the painted scabbard and frog that's been on there a long time.

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#336672 - 01/05/18 12:34 PM Re: S84/98 Bayonet - plated with black grips [Re: TimL]
AndyB Offline



Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 1139
Loc: Bratislava,Slovakia
Hi, it could be a dress version of S84/98, anyway the scabbard is there replaced from a normal combat as HWaA proofed.b.r.Andy

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#336673 - 01/05/18 12:36 PM Re: S84/98 Bayonet - plated with black grips [Re: TimL]
AndyB Offline



Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 1139
Loc: Bratislava,Slovakia
Hi, it could be a dress version of S84/98, anyway the scabbard is there replaced from a normal combat as HWaA proofed.You should measure the blade, thickness, width and so by lower width as 25mm it could be narrow pattern, anyway the large screws and unslotted press button speaks for leaning toward early Weimar or WW1 period.b.r.Andy

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