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Trench knife scabbard with Troddel

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Hello, I am looking for photos of how the Troddel was wrapped on the trench knife scabbard. Thanks! 

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Good luck trying to get that knife out of the scabbard quickly. :D

 

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7 hours ago, Chip said:

Good luck trying to get that knife out of the scabbard quickly. :D

 

Well, to be on the safe side ...a.jpg

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22 hours ago, Naxos said:

Well, to be on the safe side ...a.jpg

Great photo. At first glance the bayonet looks a bit like an s98nA, but it's actually a rare Bavarian model 1914 Griechisches Messer which were converted by Simson & Co to fit the gew. 98 from left over Greek model 1903 bayonets. Not often seen in period photos since only a few thousand of these bayonets were produced.

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On 25.12.2016 at 11:14, Chris Boonzaier said:

Do they count as ersatz bayonets?

Carter doesn't do so. He includes them in his vol 4, IIRC.

Josh, VERY well spotted! But a minor correction - they were made for the 1914 version of the MS rifle; the MS 1903 rifle had the short knife bayonet.

And for those who don't know very much about this particular 'Greek/German' bayonet, they were ordered by Greece from Steyr, but none had yet been delivered when August 1914 came along, and as Greece would not commit to the Central Powers, they were instead sent to Simson to be converted to fit the Gew.98. BUT specifically for the Bavarian army, as they had lots of Gew.98 but were so short of S,98 for these that they were busy from early August converting their Werder 1869 bayonets to fit that rifle...

 

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