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Need Help Identifying Unknown Bayonet, WW1.

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    Hey guys, it's me again. This is my second bayonet I ask to identify here!

    This bayonet is a piece that was lying around at my grandparent's house since forever, which they mostly used for cutting meat and bread. After I bought my first Mannlicher, I asked if I could have it, and they gave it to me (including several big bullets and other stuff). I think it's in relatively good condition, unlike my bulgarian Mannlicher, it is still possible to push the button on the side in.

    There's one problem, although it's definitely a bayonet, I have no idea what type or which country. I do know this:

    My grandparents say they got it from family in Flanders and it's believed to be WW1. So I'd think Belgian, English/Canadian or German.
    There are no stamps.
    The handguard has been removed for some unknown reason.

    Please help me identify this bayonet!





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    Belgian M1889 Mauser bayonet I think.

    Blade shape and grip bolts with very small holes.

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    It's definitely Belgian...Here's an M89 for comparison...
    cheers, Glenn
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    Thanks for the quick responses!

    Any reason why the handguard is removed (a shame imo, yours looks nicer!)? Maybe family members removed it to better cut meat? I suppose it comes from a family member that was in the army at the time.

    Is this a rare type of bayonet? Does the fact that the handguard is removed affect the value of the collectible a lot?

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    Unfortunately, this bayonet has been thoroughly abused/ruined and has little value...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Ah, too bad, fortunately it has value to me

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    Looks like it has been turned into a fighting/utility
    knife - which is not uncommon - but condition
    is not great.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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