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German Luftwaffe engraved Dress Bayonet - The german armed forces were very concerned with the appearance of the soldiers. They wanted to ensure that every combatant was proud of being a member of their unit. To that end, the general command deviced a series of items that would make every branch of the service distinctive. The German Luftwaffe Officer's dress bayonet is one of those items.

The high quality construction and beauty of the daggers have made them a desirable military collectible. No other army in the world has ever had the number of variations and complexity in design for daggers as did the German armed forces of the Third Reich.





The design of the dress bayonet consists of a black plastic handle with a heavy checkered pattern. The pommel is bird head shaped and silver in color. The handguard is made of metal with a single extension pointing up.

The scabbard is black in color. Made of metal with a smooth surface.





This page is a recognition and identification guide for German bayonets. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out specific points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my German bayonet worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the Nazi bayonets is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the police sword in the collector's market is illustrated.

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a single metal hook is place on one side of the scabbard to allow the frog to be secured to the body of the scabbard. The grips of the handle are attached via the use of two rivets.

The blade bears the manufacturers marking. It is located at the base of the blade. The image of a squirrel with the name Eickhorn. One side of the blade is beautifully engraved. The mottiff includes a wreath with two flying seaguls in the center. a Wehrmarcht eagle is placed in the opposite side. Lavish scrolling with leafing is applied to the center.

The engraing is part of a series that was offered by the Eickhorn company.















Many German edge weapons are currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.



If you have an interest is seeing other edge weapons of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German daggers and Swords identification guide, Where we cover blades from the Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe) and other organizations.





PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

The value for WWII German daggers and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.



Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $300.00 $400.00 $450.00 $500.00 $550.00 $550.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
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