Bayonet identification

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Bayonet identification

Post by Jaylu » 18 Jan 2020 20:22

Hi folks,

I was hoping someone with more knowledge than myself might be able to assist in identifying this bayonet so I can find out a bit more about it, and just know it! I suspect it is British as it came from an elderly serviceman however it may not be.

Any help is very much appreciated and apologies if the answer is abundantly obvious!
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Re: Bayonet identification

Post by John G. » 18 Jan 2020 23:43

It's a WW 1 German "ersatz bayonet", made from recycled other type bayonets with usually cast metal handles, fairly crude, many variations, etc. The wrap on the handle is not original, I'd removed it to see what's underneath. Many of the were exported to the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) during WW 1.

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Re: Bayonet identification

Post by Jaylu » 19 Jan 2020 00:04

Hi John, cheers for the response. Having removed the string..... Yes, just metal underneath. Good to know.

Already have an 1874 gras bayonet..... Can see this becoming an unhealthy habit!

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Re: Bayonet identification

Post by John G. » 19 Jan 2020 01:02

Collecting can become quite addictive, but very satisfying and rewarding. If bayonets are your thing, stick to European, Japanese, and US types, sheath is usually as important as the bayonet itself, when in doubt post pictures and we'll be glad to help.
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Re: Bayonet identification

Post by Jaylu » 19 Jan 2020 01:06

Cheers John šŸ‘

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Re: Bayonet identification

Post by just » 21 Jan 2020 06:03

Hello

to identify, you can read this link:
http://www.old-smithy.info/bayonets/HTN ... Ersatz.htm

cordially
Didier

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