World War One German Bayonet – Butchers Blade


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Sword bayonet for use with the 8 mm. Mauser Gewher 98. First pattern example of the M1898/05, known as the a/A (alter Art = older model). The first pattern lacked a flashguard and had a vestigial (partial) muzzle ring, often referred to as having “high ears.” These were often ground away, as is the case with this example. Non-Sawback

The M1898/05 superseded the M1898, whose long, slender blade was prone to breakage. The M1898/05 was the most common German bayonet of the First World War. These are often called “butcher blades,” due to their resemblance to a butcher’s knife of the period.

Condition:  Average wear overall. No nicks or warpage on blade. Handguard is tight unbroken with no pieces missing. Scabbard has no dents and light surface oxidation. Great shape for something that is over 100 years old.

Manufacture:  P.D. Uneschll