You don't see many examples of these with unit markings.
Last edited by Richie B; 05-17-2013 at 09:29 AM.
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!
Thanks LizardKing appreciate your comments. Alex
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.
The "Grabendolch Modell 1916", another term: "Aufpflanzbares Dolchmesser mit geschweiftem Griff", ("attachable dagger-knife with curved handle"), was introduced in 1916.
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.
The sheath seems to be repainted.
Last edited by Reibert; 05-18-2013 at 08:19 PM.
you can find some other WWI trench knives, manufactured by DEMAG.
Damn, that's cool!!!