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German Demag Crank Handle Bayonet

Article about: Hi, Basically I've been handed down a German Demag from my late farther's collection. I've had the bayonet for many years but only now started looking into the item, It was my dads favourite

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    Cheers Eric.

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    You don't see many examples of these with unit markings.
    Last edited by Richie B; 05-17-2013 at 10:29 AM.

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    A nice bayo as my friends above stated!!! Take good care of it as you don't see many of them walking around the net with these kind of markings! Now if it reminds you your father it's value for you grows even bigger! Treasure it and never let it go as this kind of emotions are hard to get from an item and once you lose it you never manage to get it back!

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    Thanks LizardKing appreciate your comments. Alex

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    Quick update on the Demag Bayonet. I had it identified by a Bayonet collector/expert (Bayonet Trader) to get a bit more information and history about these bayonets. Cost about £3.50. This is what he said:

    "Your bayonet is a German Ersatz Crankhandle Bayonet/Fighting Knife
    used during WW1. The knife had an offset handle with narrow
    crossguard with hole for cleaning rod and 'Y' shaped end to rest
    against the rifle barrel. Short double edged blade. Several maker
    combinations exist: 1. 'Demag' over D.R.G.M. (German Registered
    Design) on right side of blade and unmarked on other side, 2. Demag
    (in circle) on right side of blade and D.R.G.M. on left side, 3. Demag
    (in circle) on left side of blade with Gesetzlich Geschutzt (Copyright
    Patented) on the right side, and 4. Demag (in circle) on left side and
    unmarked on other side. Black painted metal scabbard with leather
    belt attachment with star-like marking on the metal snap. Very scarce
    to find regimentally marked (i.e. 12.R.3.121). The overall length is
    261mm and the blade is 150mm. This bayonet was used on the German
    7.95mm 1898 Mauser rifle (Gew98) and carbine (Kar98).

    Your bayonet looks to be in 'very nice condition' overall rating about
    6 out of 10 (on a condition scale) with little of the original green
    paint on the handle and much of the black paint remaining on the
    sheath. The blade looks to be in very nice shape with little to no
    sharpening and most of its original finish. The rarity of your piece
    is 'scarce' rating about 6 out of 10 (on a rarity scale) which is
    somewhat difficult to find by the average collector and it is very
    nice that the handle is regimentally marked J.R.6.2.4.K.5. (which
    stands for the 6th Infantry Regiment, 4th battalion, 4th Company,
    piece no. 5)."

    I thought this was worth the money and very cool. Nice to learn a little bit more about it. I just wonder where my dad found this bayonet being from a small market town in West Wales, UK. Awesome.

    Thanks for looking.

    Alex

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    Quote by Bill Grist View Post
    ... even though they were issued early in the war ...
    Hi, Bill !

    The "Grabendolch Modell 1916", another term: "Aufpflanzbares Dolchmesser mit geschweiftem Griff", ("attachable dagger-knife with curved handle"), was introduced in 1916.

    @ Al
    Is there an acceptance stamp marked upon the spine ?

    Try the surch function, (Demag, crank-handle, ...), and you´ll find some threads regarding this particular weapon.

    Best regards,

    R.

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/bayone...nife-278640-2/

    P.S.:
    The sheath seems to be repainted.
    Last edited by Reibert; 05-18-2013 at 09:19 PM.

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    There:
    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/imperi...dition-131257/

    you can find some other WWI trench knives, manufactured by DEMAG.

    Regards,

    R.

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    Damn, that's cool!!!

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    Hi Reibert. Thanks for taking the time out to give me some information. I also think the sheath is repainted. Picture of the stamp on spine.

    Cheers
    Alex

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    cheers

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