German WW2 84/98 (K98) Mauser Bayonet made in 1941 by Richard Herder of Solingen. The bayonet retains its original matching numbered scabbard.
The 245mm single edged blade has a deep single fuller on both sides and is in good condition. There are some faint use and sharpening related marks and scratches. The blade is bright and rust free. The ricasso bears the maker’s wartime identification letters, CLC for Richard Herder, Solingen and the date stamp 41 (1941). The obverse ricasso is stamped with the number 6363.
The steel pommel retains its original blued finish with use related wear to the blueing. The pommel bears a waffenampt inspection stamp incorporating the German eagle and beside that, an asterisk-type stamp. The press stud mechanism is in perfect working order. The flash guard and Bakelite grip scales have use related wear. The scales are in generally good condition and are held firmly in place by two screws.
The matching blued steel scabbard is in fair condition with some dings and wear to the original finish and loss of the frog stud. The scabbard is stamped at the throat with the date and maker’s details 41clc. The obverse bears a matching number to the blade, 6363. The bayonet sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a sought after wartime production K98 Mauser bayonet with matching scabbard.
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