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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.


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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The German bayonet markings vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. In some cases even from year to 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 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.



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 $225.00 $255.00 $265.00 $285.00 4295.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B


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