The bug has bitten again, after searching for a little while for my first ever Bayonet I've recently purchased a 1917 Seit 98/05 N/A Bayonet & scabbard locally for a very reasonable price. It appears to be in overall good condition, just needing a little cleaning here & there. The scabbard was full of grit & what looked like some nasty corrosion starting to form on the inside so I have stripped & cleaned it as well. After reading the forums I didn't try to polish the blade or anything - It's got some pitting etc but I think it still displays O.K. The maker is "Weyersberg Kirschbaum & C Le Solingen" with the imperial markings, proofs, year etc embossed. I noticed while cleaning it it also had a serial number stamped on the press stud? (see pic) It may be a common blade, but I hope you all like it, as my first bayonet I certainly do.