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