Hi Darren, welcome to the club of bayonet collecting!!! Your life as you know it has been changed now forever. And its a beautiful thing. Two things real quick, first off, if you haven't any reference books in your possession, do yourself a favor and purchase one. John Z and most of the bayonet collecting community would highly recommend "German Etched Dress Bayonets" (Extra-Seitengewehre) 1933-1945 by Wayne H. Techet for starters. It will be the best $50.00 YOU EVER SPEND. Secondly, don't ever be afraid to reach out to forum members for advice/assistance. This facet of the hobby can dangerous. The fakers get better every day. Nothing to fear if you educate yourself. We are here to help. Best wishes,

Mat J