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Third Reich Police Dress Bayonet by Carl Eickhorn
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The bayonet has an overall length of 19 inches in the scabbard, with a blade length of 13 inches. This example was originally a longer blade as carried by the police during the period of the Weimar Republic, and it was shortened during the Third Reich. The ricasso bears the squirrel trademark of the firm of Carl Eickhorn. The blade is generally bright, with some slightly gray spots and a bit of speckling. The tip of the bayonet is slightly bent. The spine of the blade is marked with the number 534", and this same number is stamped into the side of the scabbard throat fitting. The number "732" is on the spine of the grip. The stag grip plates have a dark golden brown color and are without cracks or chips. The police eagle affixed to the grip is the aluminum variety and there is wear to the detail of the eagle. The eagle head pommel has very good detail with some wear to the plated surfaces on the edges and on the eagle beak. The weapon is the dress bayonet style without the rifle slot. The black leather scabbard has typical scuffs and signs of use and wear, but the scabbard is complete, and the stitching is intact.