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Heer dress bayonet.

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    Default Heer dress bayonet.

    Believe this to be a Heer dress or walking out bayonet.
    Chromed blade by Eckhorn, plastic grip. Frog is leather which appears to have been painted several times, was this usual for a glossy appearance on parade? There is red felt in the grove that the lug on the rifle would have fitted, does this denote branch of service? or is it standard to keep muck out of the workings?
    Value about 80?
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    Good original item. The red felt insert does not denote branch of service and is there for decoration. The high gloss "patent" leather frog is correct.

    Price is OK. But the condition of the scabbard really hurts it. It should be gloss black painted finish.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Good original item. The red felt insert does not denote branch of service and is there for decoration. The high gloss "patent" leather frog is correct.

    Price is OK. But the condition of the scabbard really hurts it. It should be gloss black painted finish.

    Cheers, Ade.
    I was under the impression that the coloured felt DID denote the arm of service
    1. Armed forces in General = Red
    2. Jager Formations = Green
    3. Aviation troops = Golden Yellow
    4. Aviation supervisory troops = Green
    5. Aviation Comms troops = Brown
    6. Flak formations = Red

    Info from collecting the edged weapons volume 1V Tom johnson

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    John - you are right with the designation relative to the colors of the felt but as Ade stated it did not indicate Branch i.e. Cav,Infantry, Art, etc it indicated the particular formation that the owner belonged to i.e. Heer,Luftwaffe,Jager etc.
    Hope this helps

    Horst
    "He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"

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