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"Butcher" bayonet reissue?..

Article about: Picked this up from a dealer in Krakow, the imperial markings have been ground off the spine of the blade and it's been fitted with plain wood grips. Some kind of reissue?...

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    Picked this up from a dealer in Krakow, the imperial markings have been ground off the spine of the blade and it's been fitted with plain wood grips. Some kind of reissue?...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Looks like it's been restored with 'homemade' grip panels.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Looks like it's been restored with 'homemade' grip panels.........
    Hmmm, but i can't understand why the imperial markings should ground off
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    I agree with Steve re the grips.

    But given where you bought it it may well have seen post WW1 use by the new Polish Army, hence the markings being removed.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade, just googled polish reissue and found a photo of one that looks like mine even down to the ill fitting smooth grips. you solved it cheers!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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