Hi,it`s a S 98/05 nA,with the crown and date stamp on the spine it would have been German issued and used....Pete.
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looks to me like a pre war cut down piece !!
Me too - 1917.........
Originally full length blade and then "Turked" between the wars. Blade and scabbard shortened. Grips replaced.
Nothing strange - rather common turkish cut-off version from german-made "butcher" bayo.
Here is my example to compare - brought from Afghanistan, not only cut-off but even saw-back
Definitely shortened between the two world wars and sent to Turkey.. Originally a long German 98/05 Bayonet commonly referred to by collectors as the (Butcher Bayonet)....BILL
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