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#21005 04/09/2009 12:59 AM
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Got this recently first one I have ever seen in person.

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#21006 04/09/2009 01:01 AM
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Thought you Bayonuts would enjoy!! Geoff

#21007 04/09/2009 02:18 AM
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I always thought these were interesting. Thanks for the posting. Rather ergonomic.
Cheers, Pauli


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#21008 04/09/2009 05:15 AM
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Hello Mann
I never realized it before you mentioned it but these pieces are "Ergonomic"Does anyone know if these were actually issue items or replacements?
Thanks Geoff.

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quote:
Originally posted by Geoff Ward:
Hello Mann
I never realized it before you mentioned it but these pieces are "Ergonomic"Does anyone know if these were actually issue items or replacements?
Thanks Geoff.


Geoff

Tony Carter in his definitive book on Ersatz Bayonets states that these and other combination trench knive/bayonets "were purchased by the War Ministries, marked with acceptance stamps and officially issued in small numbers to the officers and men of assault troops. Contemporary photographs also show them being worn as sidearms by some machine gunners armed with P 08 Parabellums".

The book also cites examples with unit
markings which must indicate official issue.

Hope this helps a little.

Regards

Richie

#21010 04/09/2009 09:22 PM
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nice original example of a scarce bayonet.well done
Sean


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#21011 04/09/2009 09:34 PM
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this is a common, called "DEMAG Grabendolch" (DEMAG = Deutsche Maschinenbau AG Düsseldorf),trench-kife bayonet.

not realy rare in this condition. large numbers were issued by the german army in the WW1 or were buyed privatly.

it is a combination with a trench knife and a all steel ersatzbeyonet.
Only to fitt the G98 rifle or carabin.

it was bild in 3 versions...

#21012 04/09/2009 09:48 PM
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Thank you all for the information Geoff

#21013 04/10/2009 09:27 AM
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we talk about the demag Grabendolch in the past in this threat:

http://daggers.infopop.cc/eve/...630013265#2630013265

and, at the shown example the leather part at the blade is missing.


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