(Second pattern example of the M1884/98 knife bayonet.) Description: 10" blade. Natural metal finish. F. Herder & Son, Solingen. Wooden grips. 1916 (16) dated on flat edge (see an example in the last picture). Steel scabbard, little paint. Overall good condition. Very similar to later 98k bayonets.

Above: F. Herder & Son, Solingen, but yours doesn't have the Regiment/Division numbers.

Above: Reverse of blade hilt is the same as this.

.Above: Bayonet is the same issue but your steel scabbard has plain “Frog” stud.

These were discontinued in favor of the M1898/05 bayonet. Like yours it shows the flat steel plate on top of the handle that acts as a “flash hider”. as does yours.Second pattern example of the M1884/98 knife bayonet. 1905 for use on the 8 mm. It also carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia. However. Mauser Gewehr 98 Rifle. yours is 16 = 1916 . Below: this example shows Markings of King Wilhelm II of Prussia 1917 as year of manufacture. see picture below. The M1884/98 first pattern bayonets were M1871/84 bayonets altered ca. the Germans returned to the M1884/98 design in 1915. renamed the M1914 Above: This example was made in 1917 by Gebruder Heller of Marienthal. as a way to use their limited steel supply more efficiently.

WW1. then the “knot” has a red puff girdle over a white “hula” skirt of white tassels. .Above: your Frog stud has a plain face not double grooved like the one above. BAYONET TRODDEL (Troddeln) Wurtemberg NCO'S Bayonet troddel The troddel (knot) has a red ball atop a “off white” stem. with a long strap.

Above: Imperial german bayonet 10th Company sword knife troddel knot WW1. .

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