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Fellow collectors, I have over 30 Pack etched bayonets and would like to start a thread to share them with you.

I intend to show them in the following order:

By Pack catalogue etch number.
Ovals
Non-listed etches.

In some cases, I will have the same unit dedication on two different etch patterns and will devote some time at the end to show them together.

I hope that you will be interested in this. It will take me several days or more to do this properly. I will also, as much as possible, be indicating where this etch is pictured in Wayne Techet's great book, and my etched bayo bible, German Etched Dress Bayonets. I cannot recommend this book highly enough for anyone who wishes to collect etched bayonets.

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Pack No 1 neutral etch is a large wide eagle design and can be seen on page 147.

Note that this example does not have the usual Pack spanner bolts, nor does it have a Pack TM. Instead, it has a distributor mark... maybe the distributor riveted this once he had applied his TM to the etched blade purchased from Pack.

Obverse.JPG (38.54 KB, 374 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (38.26 KB, 370 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (40.12 KB, 369 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (40.3 KB, 366 downloads)
Etch.JPG (40.42 KB, 369 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (40.24 KB, 369 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.66 KB, 369 downloads)
Etch rear.JPG (41.69 KB, 367 downloads)
Obverse Distributor.JPG (40.91 KB, 369 downloads)

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The No 2 etch is the large anti tank gun.

This a double etched version, the obverse can be seen on page 153, and the reverse, a dedication to Anti Tank Unit 24, can be seen on page 167.

Now, the typical Pack reverse dedication etch is very plain, typically only the reference to a unit number, unlike the much more ornate and complex dedication etches found on the other makers.

This is on a short blade and exhibits the typical Pack spanner bolts. Also, note the large Siegfried Waffen TM.

Obverse.JPG (40.27 KB, 368 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.87 KB, 365 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.78 KB, 364 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (39.93 KB, 364 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (41.71 KB, 364 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (38.95 KB, 364 downloads)
Obverse Hilt.JPG (39.5 KB, 361 downloads)
Reverse Hilt.JPG (38.53 KB, 363 downloads)
TM.JPG (41.05 KB, 359 downloads)

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The No 3 etch by Pack is the large AA gun and this example is a double etched version with a dedication to Flak Unit 22.

While not pictured in Wayne's book, it is shown on page 142 where the Pack catalogue is illustrated.

It is on a long blade and does not have the Pack TM, but does have a distributor TM, and the distinctive Pack spanner bolts.

Obverse.JPG (41.14 KB, 361 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.07 KB, 357 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.66 KB, 357 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (39.8 KB, 357 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (40.18 KB, 357 downloads)
Obverse Etch Flak Gun.JPG (40.13 KB, 357 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (40.45 KB, 358 downloads)
Distributor TM.JPG (40.01 KB, 356 downloads)

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The No 4 Flieger etch is one of the neatest etches that Pack made.

Look at the detail to the C31 airplane. This is a single etch, stag grips, Pack spanner bolts and the large Siegfried TM.

Obverse.JPG (39.56 KB, 354 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.71 KB, 352 downloads)
Etch.JPG (39.48 KB, 354 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (38.9 KB, 353 downloads)
Etch Rear.JPG (39.67 KB, 352 downloads)
Obverse Hilt.JPG (39.2 KB, 352 downloads)
Reverse Hilt.JPG (39.32 KB, 350 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.73 KB, 352 downloads)

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The No 5 Large Panzer etch is pictured on page 154.

This one is single etched, but has a dedication to Panzer Regt 5 as part of the design, exhibits the Pack spanner bolts and has the small E Pack TM.

This is not an easy pattern to find.

Etch.JPG (39.3 KB, 351 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (38.97 KB, 351 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (39.62 KB, 349 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (39.87 KB, 348 downloads)
TM.JPG (41.72 KB, 348 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.28 KB, 350 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (39.84 KB, 349 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (39.82 KB, 349 downloads)
Obverse Etch Panzer.JPG (41.31 KB, 350 downloads)

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John, I always thought that you specialize on Eickhorns grin grin grin

Your collection is unbelievable.
Thanks for showing to us.

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Very Nice.....Thanks for the show!


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There are two basic versions of the No 6 Infantry etch as pointed out by Wayne on pages 144 and 145 of his book. The two versions differ in the addition of extra oak leaves to the soldier's right and around his feet. The etch pattern shown in the catalogue is the No Oak version with what I call the single scallop front bookend.

The bayonet I am showing here is a short, double etch, stag gripped, spanner bolts with small Pack TM. It is shown on page 144 and the reverse dedication to Inf Regt 71 mot. is shown on page 167.

Obverse.JPG (38.96 KB, 333 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (41.5 KB, 332 downloads)
Obverse Hilt.JPG (39.44 KB, 333 downloads)
Reverse Hilt.JPG (40.53 KB, 332 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.63 KB, 335 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front Bookend.JPG (41.73 KB, 330 downloads)
Obverse Etch Infantry.JPG (40.05 KB, 331 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (41.05 KB, 331 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.78 KB, 331 downloads)

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My second No 6 No Oak etch is a long, double etched, Pioniere hilted, riveted (Pack did not seem to use spanner bolts on Pi hilts) with small Pack TM.

It is dedicated to MG Regt 9.

Obverse.JPG (40.5 KB, 329 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.89 KB, 327 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.69 KB, 328 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (39.44 KB, 327 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.4 KB, 329 downloads)

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The last No 6 No Oak etch that I have is a double etched, Pioniere hilted, riveted, small Pack TM item dedicated to Artillery Regt 57.

This, of course, like every No Oak version that I have seen also has the single scallop bookend.

Obverse.JPG (39.41 KB, 300 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.14 KB, 300 downloads)
Obverse Hilt.JPG (39.79 KB, 301 downloads)
Reverse Hilt.JPG (40.23 KB, 301 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.03 KB, 301 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front Bookend.JPG (40.06 KB, 302 downloads)
Obverse Etch Infantry.JPG (39.95 KB, 299 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (40.68 KB, 299 downloads)
TM.JPG (41.15 KB, 297 downloads)
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Now, we get into the oak leaf added version of the No 6 etch as shown on page 145.

This is a single etch, long blade, single scallop bookend, spanner bolts and the large Siegfried TM. Nothing exciting and exactly the same as pictured on page 145.

Notice the additional oak leaves at the soldier's feet and to his right.

Obverse.JPG (39.55 KB, 289 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (38.15 KB, 290 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (40.73 KB, 288 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (40.21 KB, 288 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.84 KB, 287 downloads)
Etch.JPG (40.62 KB, 286 downloads)
Etch Front.JPG (39.81 KB, 287 downloads)
Etch Mid.JPG (39.94 KB, 287 downloads)
Etch Rear.JPG (40.05 KB, 285 downloads)

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On page 146, at the top of the page, is a picture of the No 6 etch with added oak leaves and with a straight edged (Wayne calls it an arrow-like bookend).

So, of course, I had to find me one of these, and here it is.

It is a single etched, long, spanner bolt small Pack TM with the straight line bookend.

MVC-159S.JPG (38.67 KB, 283 downloads)
MVC-160S.JPG (39.57 KB, 282 downloads)
MVC-166S.JPG (40.37 KB, 282 downloads)
MVC-167S.JPG (40.51 KB, 282 downloads)
MVC-161S.JPG (39.37 KB, 282 downloads)
MVC-159S.JPG (38.67 KB, 278 downloads)
MVC-165S.JPG (39.77 KB, 279 downloads)
MVC-164S.JPG (39.59 KB, 280 downloads)
MVC-163S.JPG (39.93 KB, 281 downloads)

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I found a slightly different version of this straight edged bookend on a double etched bayo.

It is a short, double etched, oak leaf, straight edged bookend, spanner bolts and large Siegfried TM.

The dedication is to a Wolfgang Kleineick and this was probably jeweler done. But, the bookend on this etch is slightly different from that on the long version that I showed above.

Obverse.JPG (39.54 KB, 280 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.33 KB, 279 downloads)
Obverse Hilt.JPG (38.84 KB, 280 downloads)
TM.JPG (41.57 KB, 278 downloads)
Obverse Etch No 6 Oak.JPG (40.04 KB, 279 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (40.33 KB, 278 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (40.16 KB, 278 downloads)
Reverse Etch Wolfgang Kleineick.JPG (39.29 KB, 277 downloads)
Comp Bookend.JPG (39.51 KB, 278 downloads)

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The last No 6 etch to show you is a long, double etched version that you can see at the bottom of page 146.

It is a double etch, with double scallop bookends, oak leaf added, spanner bolt, small Pack TM.

The reverse, dedication etch is to an Unteroffizier, Kurt Jung, and can be seen pictured on page 65.

That's it for the No 6's.

I will start on the No 7 tomorrow.

John

Obverse.JPG (38.96 KB, 277 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.08 KB, 276 downloads)
Hilt1.JPG (40.11 KB, 276 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.73 KB, 277 downloads)
Front Bookend.JPG (39.81 KB, 275 downloads)
Mid Etch.JPG (39.88 KB, 275 downloads)
Soldier with Oak Leaves.JPG (41.06 KB, 274 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (41.19 KB, 277 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.76 KB, 276 downloads)

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The No 7 etch by Pack is the small artillery gun. Wayne speculates in his book that the small picture series by Pack probably did not sell well, so they introduced the larger images as on the Nos 2-6.

In any case, this No 7 etch is a double etched, long blade, Pioniere hilted, riveted, small Pack TM version and dedicated to Art Regt 57.

Obverse.JPG (40.03 KB, 264 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.14 KB, 266 downloads)
Obverse Hilt.JPG (39.89 KB, 264 downloads)
Reverse Hilt.JPG (40.11 KB, 262 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.48 KB, 263 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (40.18 KB, 264 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.6 KB, 264 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (39.94 KB, 264 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.36 KB, 265 downloads)

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The above No 7 small artillery etch and a No 6 infantry etch both are dedicated to Artillery Regiment 57.

Both are on long blades, Pioniere riveted hilts and show the small Pack TM.

Two Art 57 Obverse.JPG (38.9 KB, 263 downloads)
Two Art 57 Rear.JPG (39.82 KB, 263 downloads)
The Two Obverse 2.JPG (41.83 KB, 263 downloads)
The Two Reverse.JPG (40.02 KB, 262 downloads)

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The Pack No 8 etch is a small AA or Flak gun and can be seen on page 166 and 168.

The one I have to show you is a short bladed, double etched, spanner bolted version with the small TM and dedicated to Flak Regiment 73.

Obverse.JPG (40.69 KB, 262 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (41.07 KB, 261 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (40.51 KB, 262 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (39.93 KB, 261 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.11 KB, 261 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (39.71 KB, 260 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (39.56 KB, 259 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.97 KB, 259 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (39.76 KB, 259 downloads)
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This etch is only pictured in Wayne's book as part of the catalogue from Pack on page 142.

I cannot show you this etch since this is the one numbered pattern that I do not (yet) have in my collection.

Wish me well on my hunt.

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The No 10 etch in the pack catalogue is pictured on page 148.

On a long blade, single etched, spanner bolted with the small Pack TM. Wayne rates this pattern as scarce.

Obverse.JPG (40.22 KB, 257 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.93 KB, 256 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (40.37 KB, 257 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (39.94 KB, 256 downloads)
TM.JPG (93.74 KB, 257 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.52 KB, 256 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (40.09 KB, 255 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (39.98 KB, 255 downloads)
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The Pack No 11 etch is a neutral etch meaning that it could be used for all branches of service.

It is pictured on pages 149 (without dedication) and 150 (with dedication) in Wayne's book.

The one I have here is on a short, spanner bolted and small TM version and dedicated to Inf Regt 11.

Obverse.JPG (40.67 KB, 260 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.13 KB, 260 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (40.17 KB, 260 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (40.11 KB, 260 downloads)
TM.JPG (94.85 KB, 261 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.19 KB, 260 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (39.55 KB, 260 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid - IR 11.JPG (39.74 KB, 260 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.96 KB, 260 downloads)

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The next No 11 is a long, Pioniere hilted and riveted with small TM and dedicated to MG Battl 9.

MVC-203S.JPG (40.61 KB, 259 downloads)
MVC-204S.JPG (39.05 KB, 259 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (39.92 KB, 259 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (40.09 KB, 257 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.21 KB, 258 downloads)
MVC-206S.JPG (40.5 KB, 256 downloads)
MVC-209S.JPG (39.78 KB, 257 downloads)
MVC-208S.JPG (39.99 KB, 256 downloads)
MVC-207S.JPG (41.88 KB, 257 downloads)

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I have two dedications to MG Battl 9.

The one above on a No 11 neutral etch.

And,, the other on a No 6 Infantry etch.

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MVC-206S.JPG (40.5 KB, 255 downloads)
Obverse.JPG (40.5 KB, 255 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.89 KB, 255 downloads)
Reverse Etch.JPG (39.44 KB, 255 downloads)
The Two.JPG (38.43 KB, 255 downloads)
The Two Closeup.JPG (40.1 KB, 255 downloads)

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The third No 11 Neutral etch is a short, spanner bolted no maker marked single etched bayonet dedicated to Panzer Abwehr 24, or Anti Tank Unit 24.

Obverse.JPG (40.6 KB, 255 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (39.46 KB, 254 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (39.34 KB, 254 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.4 KB, 254 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (39.32 KB, 255 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid - Pz Abw Abt 24.JPG (39.45 KB, 254 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear.JPG (39.15 KB, 252 downloads)

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I have two etches dedicated to Anti Tank Unit 24.

One is the above on a No 11 Neutral etch.

The other is on a No 2 Large AntiTank Gun etch.

Obverse.JPG (40.6 KB, 252 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.4 KB, 253 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid - Pz Abw Abt 24.JPG (39.45 KB, 253 downloads)
Obverse.JPG (40.27 KB, 253 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.78 KB, 252 downloads)
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I have only seen this item for sale once in the past 5 years, and I had to grab it as soon as I saw it.

Pictured in the catalogue on page 142 as the No 12 etch, this is a short blade, stag gripped, spanner bolted, single etch with the small TM.

One of the neatest etches produced by Pack.

Obverse.JPG (40.96 KB, 233 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.97 KB, 231 downloads)
Hilt Obverse.JPG (39.07 KB, 230 downloads)
Hilt Reverse.JPG (40.3 KB, 230 downloads)
TM.JPG (39.41 KB, 231 downloads)
Etch.JPG (41 KB, 231 downloads)
Etch Front Bookend.JPG (39.67 KB, 230 downloads)
Etch Dedication.JPG (39.54 KB, 229 downloads)
Etch Mt Troops.JPG (40.1 KB, 230 downloads)

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The No 13 Pioniere etch is a large format picturing an engineering unit building a bridge.

My example has no maker mark, but does have a distributor mark, is on a long blade, double etched and with spanner bolts (too bad that it is not on a Pioniere hilt, eh?). It is dedicated to Pioniere Batl 43.

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Reverse.JPG (40.99 KB, 227 downloads)
Obverse Grip.JPG (40 KB, 227 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (39.94 KB, 228 downloads)
TM.JPG (90.02 KB, 228 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (40.2 KB, 228 downloads)
Obverse Etch Mid.JPG (39.85 KB, 228 downloads)
Obverse Etch Rear - Pioniere.JPG (39.78 KB, 228 downloads)
Reverse Etch - Pi Batl 43.JPG (39.27 KB, 228 downloads)

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The last of the numbered etches in the Pack catalog is the No 14 small anti tank gun etch. Examples of the large one, the No 2 etch, can be relatively easily found vs this one.

The small versions of the etches probably did not sell well which means that there were fewer of them around to begin with.

This etch is on a long, spanner bolted bayonet with the small TM and is a single etch version.

Have you noticed that all of the small picture etches (the Nos 7, 8, 10, 12 and this one) all have the small Pack TM?

Now, that's it for the numbered etches from the Pack catalogue (I sure wish that I had a No 9 Small Panzer to show, but c'est la vie as they say in La Belle Provence).

Later, I will be starting back up with the unnumbered etches and ending with the Ovals.

I hope that you are enjoying this thread.

John

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Reverse.JPG (41.03 KB, 228 downloads)
Obverse Hilt.JPG (39.68 KB, 222 downloads)
Reverse Hilt.JPG (39.33 KB, 222 downloads)
TM.JPG (40.1 KB, 223 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (39.29 KB, 225 downloads)
Obverse Etch Front.JPG (40.5 KB, 222 downloads)
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Pack produced this Neuutral etch designed for any branch of service. This etch pattern is pictured on page 147.

I have heard this described as looking a bit Japanese with the rising sun type bookends.

It is a single etch, short blade, spanner bolted model with a small Pack TM. The TM is a little different on this blade since it has the name E.Pack beside the blacksmith, whereas the other small TMs we have seen to date have the blacksmith positioned above the words E Pack.

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MVC-220S.JPG (41.57 KB, 216 downloads)
MVC-226S.JPG (40.03 KB, 215 downloads)
MVC-227S.JPG (40.57 KB, 216 downloads)
MVC-221S.JPG (40.04 KB, 217 downloads)
MVC-222S.JPG (41.17 KB, 216 downloads)
MVC-225S.JPG (40 KB, 215 downloads)
MVC-224S.JPG (39.69 KB, 214 downloads)
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Three of the biggest makers of etch pattern bayonets did not sell their etches to other blade makers. The three are Eickhorn, Puma and Pack. Holler and Klaas, the other big etch makers did sell certain of their etch patterns in pretty defined business relationships. To learn more about this, read Wayne's book.

So, one of the 'tells' when you look at etched bayonets is to see if the etch pattern and the blade manufacturer make sense. You will never find an Eickhorn etch on a Pack TM bayonet, for example. This is pretty easy for the big three, not so obvious for the others.

However, like any rule, there has to be an exception. In this case, it is the Pack Unnumbered Neutral etch that we just looked at, but it is on a Josef Hack marked blade. Can this be wrong? Not if you have Wayne's book. Look on page 194 and you will see this exact etch pattern but on a Hack-Werk Steyr marked bayonet.

This is a short, single etched, riveted bayonet. Note, however, that the rivets are offset as though they were on Packs, but using rivets instead of the spanner bolts.

Also note the neat Hack fish TM.

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Another etch with no catalogue number is the communications crew etch shown on page 164.

This is a long, single etch, spanner bolted item with the small Pack TM.

It is rated Rare in Wayne's book.

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On pages 66 and 67 of Wayne's book, you will see pictures of a special order Pack etch dedicated to a Flak Artillery School located in or around Rerik.

This is on a long blade, is single etched with spanner bolts and has the large Siegfried TM.

Neat, eh?

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This last of the unnumbered and special order etches is thought to be one for the large cannons of the coastal artillery.

I was lucky enough at one of the shows (the SOS in 2010, I think) to see three of these together ... mine and two others.

All three were on long blades, single etched, Pioniere hilted, riveted and with the large Siegfried TM.

Well, we are on the home stretch with only the Pack Ovals to go from here.

John

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John,

Your collection is always outstanding. And it's been a pleasure to watch it grow. I've been to Canada three or four times in my life. Vancouver, twice, east coast, once if I remember right. How about we do the SOS next year, if I can make it. And we'll see if we can get some other guys to go along with. I'll make it a point to get up to your neck of the woods to see your collection some day. Houston has a collection I'd love to see. I've got a thing for the honor bayonettes. Unfortunately, I only have one. It's a first war and doesn't bring the cash like a second war would.

Thanks for some of the previews I've been able to see. I can't wait to see your collection.

Steve


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Steven:

I would love to have you visit and share my collection with you.

I typically try to do the shows. Right now, I have booked the MAX in Sept, haven't yet booked the SOS next year. It would be great to see you and the rest of the bayo guys at any time in any place.

And, thank you for your kind words on my collection.

I only have a few Packs left to show.

John


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The Pack Oval Neutral etch is an eagle over a helmet pattern inside of an oval. You can see pics of this on page 156 of Wayne's great book.

This is on a long blade, single etched with spanner bolts and sporting the large Siegfried TM.

If memory serves me well, I got this one from Ron Weinand.

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The Oval Bugler etch, seen on page 157, was probably designed for use by any service.

Mine is a long, single etched, stag gripped with spanner bolts and the large Siegfried TM. It is also a blued version which you can see pictured on page 85.

This one came from Ron as well.

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The Oval Anti Tank etch is pictured on page 159.

The one that I have to show is on a long blade, single etched, spanner bolted with the large Siegfried TM. It also is a blued version, seen on page 87.

I got this one from the Etch Man himself, Wayne Techet.

John

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The Oval Panzer etch is one of the hardest etch patterns to find.

The pattern itself is pictured in Wayne's book on page 155.

The actual bayonet that I am showing here is pictured in the book, German Clamshells and Other Bayonets, by Gary Walker and Ron Weinand on pages 62-63.

This bayonet is on a short blade, is double etched, has the usual spanner bolts and sports the small Pack TM.

The reverse dedication is to the name 'Hermann Weiser' and the lettering to this is in gold.

This, too, came from Ron Weinand. I think that the mortgage I needed to take out to buy this is almost paid off now wink

It is a real beauty and surely a one-of-a-kind. BTW, the Oval Panzer is my avatar that I have used on GDC for the past year.

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John,i think you've the best Pack collection in the world.
Thanks for showing to us.

Stingray

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