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Trench knife/bayonet EB2

Article about: This trenchknife / bayonet was produced by Robert Klaas & Cie (see the manufacturers stamp of the 2 birds)... Most of these were produced by Franz Koeller & Cie, Solingen-Ohlings and

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    This trenchknife / bayonet was produced by Robert Klaas & Cie (see the manufacturers stamp of the 2 birds)... Most of these were produced by Franz Koeller & Cie, Solingen-Ohlings and Gottlieb Hammersfahr & Cie, Solingen.
    I think it's a private purchase for a few reasons:
    1) there is no inspection stamp present.
    2) the leather of the strap is of finer quality than normal (mayby that's why it has a period repair...)
    3) there's a button hole at the back of the strap, which I think is not standard
    Nevertheless it's a very rare item, certainly in the original color...

    Enjoy,

    Adler 1
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    Nobody likes Trench knives? Hmmm... strange... because this is one of the rarest and hardest to find...

    Adler

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    Hi Adler , i very much like trench knives and this is indeed an unusual example , also being a bayonet . Is this WW1 or WW11 era , as the blade looks to be WW1 . What rifle would it be matched with ? It`s a great looking piece ,

    cheers Al

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    It's WW1 Al... and it fits Gew 98, Kar 98,... same as a S98 would fit...

    Adler

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    Hi Adler , Thanks for that info , it`s in fab condition and it`s great to see so much original paint , thanks for showing it

    cheers Al

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    Thanks for posting.

    Interesting to see such a rare item.

    Regards

    Richie

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    Sorry I didn't check this thread earlier.

    I am not familiar with this style of trench knife at all. I have
    a collection of misc. daggers and fighting knives and I would love
    to add a ww1 German piece to my collection however all that
    I have looked at have been the standard wood handle models.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Thank you for the replies gentlemen!

    Adler

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