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Ww1 german butcher bayonet Unusual holes on wooden grip

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josh2345678

 Would like some help to know why is there two little holes on the grip one side on my bayonet? Thanks 15498274140715584476798157222451.jpg.46b7fc709ac7d1ff647dc3f6bcbed7bf.jpg

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NorthStaffsPOW

Old woodworm?

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josh2345678
2 minutes ago, NorthStaffsPOW said:

Old woodworm?

Grips are in good condition tho 

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NorthStaffsPOW

Trust me, woodworm can be very choosey. I have seen pieces with just one or two holes in, like yours, and I have seen pieces riddled (saw one today actually). In all likelihood the are probably old holes. That's my two cents unless someone comes up with something else.

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Dave66

Looks like woodworm to me, had enough experience with the blighters over the years, they seem to like my old furniture!

 

Dave.

 

 

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josh2345678
22 hours ago, Dave66 said:

Looks like woodworm to me, had enough experience with the blighters over the years, they seem to like my old furniture!

 

Dave.

 

 

Thanks for you help it makes sense 👍

Thanks for all your help it makes sense 👍

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zuluwar2006

I WILL DISAGREE GENTLEMEN...

the 2 holes are in parallel.

we can assume that there was an emblem over there attached on this bayonet, as this was usual practie for veterans of ww1.

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josh2345678

That's very interesting thank you 

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trajan

That blade looks to be shortened and to have parallel edges - could be the way the photograph was taken or is it a Yugoslav modified one post WW1? 

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josh2345678

That's just the way the photo was taken it is a butcher type

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