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I just got this WWI German Ks98 style trench knife bayonet. It has the standard Imperial era blade with a large full size bayonet functional hilt. It is polished steel not nickel plated. I have not ever seen this manufacture's Bull logo. Can anyone shed any light on the manufacturer?

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Is that a feltt washer at the crossguard? Were these not used on dress bayonets only?

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17 minutes ago, Trajan said:

Is that a feltt washer at the crossguard? Were these not used on dress bayonets only?

I think it is leather, I have that on a couple of combat knives from WW1

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Here are photos of the entire knife.  The washer is leather although this is clearly a private purchase piece.  I believe the scabbard is original to this knife as the leather handle loop is quite large compared to an average girth of a trench knife handle.  The handles are made from horn.  It is in very nice condition as can be seen in the photos.  The only bayonet  detail missing is the cleaning slots in the handle.

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9 hours ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

Very nice... call me insanely jealous!!! I cannot help with the maker ...

Verdammte Scheisse! ~I~ am even more insanely jealous. I have been itching to find a nice one, and that pig maker mark really is top!

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