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Prussian infantry officers' 1871 sawback "walking out" bayonet

Article about: This is one of my favorite bayonets a Prussian infantry officers' 1871 sawback sidearm. It is a bayonet in appearance only, as it was never intended, nor could it be, attached to a rifle. It

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    This is one of my favorite bayonets a Prussian infantry officers' 1871 sawback sidearm. It is a bayonet in appearance only, as it was never intended, nor could it be, attached to a rifle. It was meant to be worn on "dress" or formal occasions only. The blade is very long, slender and brittle, were it ever used as a saw or bayonet, it would surely break. That being said, I find it absolutely beautiful and condition couldn't be better!

    Jim
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    Great engraving and thanks for sharing!.....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Good looking imperial bayonet.

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    hello Jim, nice one dress piece, anyway certainly not for Officers, only for NCOs, Officers wore in that time IOD or Sabres.

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    Quote by AndyB View Post
    hello Jim, nice one dress piece, anyway certainly not for Officers, only for NCOs, Officers wore in that time IOD or Sabres.
    That is what I thought, but Ron Reide listed it as an officers model?

    Jim

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    I like this one. Great condition and the etching
    only adds to it.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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