German WWII Fire Service parade bayonet by Carl Eickhorn.
The 248mm single-edged blade has a flat spine above a wide, single fuller and terminates in a spear point. The blade is in good condition, untarnished and retaining its original plating with only minor wear. The blade is marked on the ricasso with the Carl Eickhorn sword and squirrel logo, which dates it to between 1935 and 1941. The bayonet retains its leather buffer.
The crosspiece and birds head pommel are in good condition. The bird’s beak pommel has a false press stud and mortice slot as these bayonets were never intended for mounting on a rifle. They were purely for parade and dress wear. The black chequered plastic grip scales are in good condition and held firmly in place by twin rivets. There is some small movement between the blade and hilt.
The black enamelled steel scabbard is in good condition. The scabbard is without dents or damage and has minimal loss to its original finish.