WWII GERMAN BAYONET - ZCHECHOSLOVAKIAN NAZI PARTY
The Karabiner 98 Kurz (often abbreviated Kar98k, K98, or K98k) was a bolt-action rifle adopted as
the standard infantry rifle in 1935 by the German Wehrmacht, and was one of the final developments
in the long line of Mauser military rifles.
The Mauser Karabiner 98k rifle was widely used by all branches of the armed forces of Germany
during World War II. It saw action in every theatre of war involving German forces, including
occupied Europe, North Africa, the Soviet Union, Finland, and Norway.
The bayonet display here was manufactured in Czechoslovakia for the Nazi party. The design of the bayonet is very unique.
The handle is made from wood secured by two large screws. The blade is in mint condition and has a blood groove which spans
nearly the entire length of the blade.
The tip of the scabbard ends in a small ball. The tip of the blade has a double edge construction. Like many other German
bayonets, this piece is very well marked.
The German bayonet markings vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. In some cases even from year
The blade shown here has a "42" marking on the spine. This indicates a production year of 1942.
The pommel has a marking
as well, it displays a series of lines that represent the Nazi eagle.
Just below it the number "63" has been stamped.
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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This edge weapon is currently being
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 edge weapons. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity
of the item.
If you have an interest is seeing other edge weapons of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our
WWII German Edge Weapons identification guide. Where
we cover blades from the Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe) and other organizations.