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  1. Hi Chris - that would be a venture too far for this book. Sawbacks only. Even then, I decided to catalog and include the dress kS98 sawbacks and am so far up to variation number 42! Best wishes Allan
  2. Hello I am in the final stages of putting together a book on the Imperial German kS98 sawback (service and dress issue). My apologies if this message is getting to you for the second (or more) times but I would very much appreciate hearing from anyone who has one or more kS98 sawback bayonets in their collection or knows of someone not on GMIC with a collection. The usefulness of the book depends very much on how many kS98 have been surveyed. At present it is just over 600 but the more the merrier. Everyone who contributes is acknowledged in the book. With best wishes Allan writing as Ian Jackson http://www.imperial-german-bayonets.net
  3. Hello Chris

    As a fellow WW1 historian, I would very much appreciate if you could reply to my emails about your photographs of ski troops.

    Many thanks


    1. Chris Boonzaier

      Chris Boonzaier

      Hi, sorry, will see to it this evening, Best, Chris

    2. IGB


      Hi Chris

      Thanks for getting back to me. I will be able to use the screen shot okay. Just checking I have your permission to use this photo.

      Best wishes


  4. Hello Chris

    I got in touch a while ago about some of your pictures of ski troops with kS98. My book on the kS98 bayonet is nearing completion and I wanted your permission to use the attached photo. It was a screen shot from your website and I think you were unable to find the original to send me a high resolution image - would love to get this if possible but can make do with what I have.

    Best wishes

    Chris B.png

  5. Thanks Chris. There do seem to be quite a few photos of DSWA schutztruppen around so hoping that someone might have a clue? Cheers, Allan PS still keen on seeing your Alpine photos with kS98s in action!
  6. Hello everyone Does anyone have any definitive evidence as to when kS98 started to be issued to DSWA troops. I have heard it mentioned that it was around 1910 but without any proof. I am hoping that it might be possible to put a date on this from photographic evidence? The year stamp on the back of the kS98 blade is of no value whatsoever in this instance. Best wishes, Allan New Zealand
  7. Hello Chris

    Have been trying to track down a contact address for you. I am writing a small book on the kS98 bayonet and I believe that you have a very nice set of photos showing the kS98 on Bavarian troops in one of their Schneeschuhbataillone. Would it be possible to use one of two of these in the book?

    Please have a look at this site http://www.imperial-german-bayonets.net to see my previous imperial bayonet books under the pen name of Ian Jackson.

    Best wishes,

    1. IGB


      Hello Chris

      Any progress on digging out those Schneeschuhbataillone photos?




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