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NorthStaffsPOW

German S98 Sawback Bayonet

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NorthStaffsPOW

Hi all. I was pleased to add this to my collection during a recent trip to the town of Seelow in Germany. I have not actually seen one of these in the flesh in Britain despite having seen quite a few sawback S98/05s and 84/98s. Condition could be better and any markings have been lost to pitting, but I am still happy to have added this scarce bayonet to my collection. Thanks for looking.

 

 

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trajan

Well done! Yes, condition not excellent, in fact poor, but when you don't have something you need for a collection, then it will do as a filler. The only problem being that you will be lucky to get your money back if you decide to sell it at some point. I would be happy to have it as it is a type I sorely lack in my collection - they were never sent to Turkey, it seems... :( The date looks to be somewhere in the 1910's. 

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NorthStaffsPOW

Hi Trajan, thanks for your comments. Yes, I had figured the date to be around the 1910s too. Regarding the condition, I am an impatient collector :D When I see a bayonet I would like in the collection, especially something scarce or rare, as long as the price reflects condition I would rather have it than not. When I find a nicer one I will trade up :thumbsup:

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Steve1871

I have 2 of those sawbacks , nice, impressive Bayonet's with their length , but both June have no scabbards either , I never try to see if regular Quillback scabbards will fit , still, like TRAJAN said. Well done

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Steve1871

On the 98/05. Only about 6% made were Pioneer/Sawback

 

the S98 Sawback should be as scarce, it seem's that far less S98 sawbacks have survived the war and a whole century of time. They are always great for your collection

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