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WW1 German S98/05 'Butcher' bayonet - 1st pattern
A 1st pattern S98/05 Butcher bayonet and scabbard. Does not appear to be maker marked or possibly worn away. The first pattern butcher bayonet has the high ears on the crossguard, no flash guards and was made from 1906 until 1915 and came with a metal scabbard. This example is dated 1914. Wooden grips are undamaged and in good smooth condition. Blade is in very good condition, some minor marks very much typical of a bayonet of this age. The scabbard is in nice condition however there is a pierced hole just above the ball, looks like the scabbard was stabbed by a bayonet tip at some time, actually a practice carried out by frontline soldiers to stop the scabbards filling with water. A fine 1st pattern 'Butcher' in good condition.

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