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M1898/05 Butcher Blade Bayonet by Weyersberg
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Model 98/05 bayonet, blade is marked by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & CO. of Solingen on the ricasso. The blade is clean and relatively bright with the typical gray spots from age. Top of the blade marked "15 (Crown)". The wood grips have the minor indentations from use but no chips or cracks. The back of the grip has the narrow sheet of steel that was put in place as a flash guard in 1915. The pommel and guard exhibit spots of light surface rust. The finish on the scabbard shows expected wear and rather uniform surface rust, with an indentation near the front bottom of the scabbard that does not effect the ability to draw the bayonet. The leather frog is in place. It is quite dry but it is intact and unit marked on the reverse to the 178th Infantry Regiment, a Saxon unit.