Ersatz bayonet WW1

Ersatz bayonet WW1

2.495 SEK

Model/Product no.: 30208
Stock status: In stock

Ersatz(Replacement) bayonet WW1.

Very nice Ersatz(replacement) bayonet used during WW1. These bayonets replaced the regular ones when the Germans had a lack of raw material.

Entire bayonet, except the blade, is blued. The blueing is in excellent condition(very near 100%).
Scabbard is in excellent condition, no dents. Handle is in undamaged condition. Blade is in very good condition and show very little use. Lenght approx 46 cm.Overall a very nice ersatz bayonet.

A quite scarce model.

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 Ersatz(ersättning)bajonett som användes under första världskriget. Dessa bajonetter ersatte standardbajonetterna då det var brist på råmaterial.

Hela bajonetten , förutom bladet, är blånerad. Blåneringen är riktigt bra och är mycket nära helt intakt.

Baljan är i utmärkt skick, inga bucklor. Handtaget har inga skador. Bladet är i mycket bra skick och uppvisar mycket lite slitage. Längd ca 46 cm. Sammanfattningsvis en riktigt trevlig bajonett.

En relativt ovanlig modell.

 

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HISTORY:

For many years these bayonets were said to be last ditch bayonets made by the Germans at the end of WWI in order to reduce production costs and time. It is now however accepted that the opposite was the case and the bayonets were actually made at the beginning of the war as production of the 98/05 was ramped up to meet the requirements of the rapidly expanding army. There are a large number of designations placed on these blades, 1916 Ersatz, Bavarian Ersatz etc. It is common now however for collectors to use the designations used by Carter in his Ersatz bayonet books, as it gives a consistency to the designations as all have the same German designation - S88/98 based on the rifles the bayonets fit and I shall use Carters identifications on this page.

Designs for the bayonets fall into two main styles one similar to the 98/05 in blade shape and the other a parallel bladed long knife, with some other styles made in small numbers. Hilts varied considerably in style and in method of manufacture - from formed to cast - and materials - brass, cast metal, steel sheet. Blades also vary in position and style of fullers - and if they have one.

No manufacturers are attributed to most of the bayonets and it is thought that many were assembled from parts from a large number of factories making parts. The only markings found on the bayonets are a small inspection stamp on the blade. Occasionally the bayonets can be found with unit markings on the cross guard.