Translate German to English - Click here to open Altavista's Babel Fish Translator Click here to learn about all those symbols by people's names.

leftlogo.jpg (20709 bytes)

Upgrade to Premium Membership

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 628
Len S Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 628
I picked this up over the weekend at the Lakeland, Fl. gun show. A friend was selling it , on consignment , for the family of a recently deceased collector. It's the first one I've ever seen up close and personal. The asking price wasn't cheap but was much less than one would pay for one from one of the top shelf dealers so it came home with me. Do we know what type of knot would have been used with this? Here are some pics.

Len







"If it ain't baroque don't fix it." Johann Sebastian Bach
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 5,083
Likes: 16
Offline
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 5,083
Likes: 16
Len,

Beautiful looking example, congrats. I have one & am always impressed with the quality of the parts as well as the obvious workmanship that went into its construction. If you ever remove the grip plates, you'll see that the hilt & blade are one piece, unlike the typical KS98 dress bayonet. I don't recommend doing it unless you're very careful, I've heard horror stories of people snapping the spanner nuts.

I notice that there are two different numbers on the crossguard, is there a corresponding number on the scabbard anywhere?

I believe the Luftwaffe Forestry bayonet was sometimes worn with the Luftwaffe officer's dagger silver bullion portepee.


GDC Gold Badge #290
GDC Silver Badge #310
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,858
Offline
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,858
I want one, I want one, oh well maybe someday. The grip bolts and nuts are all turned in the same direction smile. I've seen several in hand and a lot of photos but I don't remember two different numbers on the cross guard. A very nice piece, Oh, I need one:).


TKissinger
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,147
Likes: 4
Offline
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,147
Likes: 4
A very nice example Len. I too would say to leave the screwbolts alone as they are not steel but a softer nickel alloy and mar easily.


"You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself." Ricky Nelson
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 4,915
Likes: 20
Offline
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 4,915
Likes: 20
I am not very experienced with these "bajonets" (these arenīt bayonets, these are knives but they are always called bayonets by us collectors) but with TKissingerīs words "I need one" too!
Up to now all I have seen and COULD have bought the condition was not overwhelming so up to now I do not own any.
Congratulations to this very nice piece! Also nice is this LW brown frog. The double number is perhaps a reissue?
We do know very little concerning these bayonets but sometimes I see one in a collection with a LW leather strap troddel which I think would be proper for it.
Regards,


wotan, gd.c-b#105

"Never look for sqare eggs" as a late owner of an original FHH-dagger used to say.
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 628
Len S Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 628
Thanks for your comments guys. There aren't any numbers on the scabbard Billy and I'm definitely not removing the grips George. They've been unmolested for seventy odd years and I'm content to let them remain that way.

Len


"If it ain't baroque don't fix it." Johann Sebastian Bach
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 5,083
Likes: 16
Offline
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 5,083
Likes: 16
Thanks for checking Len. I've occasionally seen very small numbers stamped into the side of the scabbard throat, barely noticeable. This is just one of those unusual & underappreciated blades I love.


GDC Gold Badge #290
GDC Silver Badge #310
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 130
T
Offline
T
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 130
Beautiful forest luft piece I have always liked them real hard to find. timothy


Link Copied to Clipboard
Popular Topics(Views)
2,228,788 SS Bayonets
1,729,037 Teno Insignia Set
1,091,271 westwall rings
Latest New Threads
SS Skull & Eagle, the Bad and the ugly.
by C. Wetzel-20609 - 02/03/2023 10:05 PM
ring of Hans Rattenhuber
by Evgeniy - 02/03/2023 06:02 PM
Winged Propeller Badge
by Hermanator - 02/01/2023 10:33 PM
SS Foreign Legion
by Hermanator - 01/31/2023 10:31 PM
Over the shoulder Eickhorn Army dagger
by Dion - 01/30/2023 07:26 PM
Latest New Posts
ring of Hans Rattenhuber
by Evgeniy - 02/04/2023 10:54 AM
SS Skull & Eagle, the Bad and the ugly.
by C. Wetzel-20609 - 02/03/2023 11:21 PM
R.A.Herder sword variants
by BretVanSant - 02/03/2023 08:58 PM
Very rare medal just 1,708 awarded
by Billy G. - 02/03/2023 05:55 PM
Kuno Ritter Nicker
by C. Wetzel-20609 - 02/03/2023 04:07 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics31,388
Posts325,230
Members7,289
Most Online5,900
Dec 19th, 2019
Who's Online Now
7 members (placentinha, Honestmike, Documentalist, SpitfireVb, Evgeniy, WWII, jean), 65 guests, and 126 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5