They look original some makers according to Wheeler's book switched back to them (wooden grips) around 42 I think. timothy
Cheers Timothy they are in decent condition too.
During 1943. brown bakelite is discharged from production, introduced with cheaper variant of red bakelite and wooden handle.
Rancid66 I think Wheeler states in Seitengewher around mid war to late so that fits I have had 43-44 with red bakelite and also wood I posted a fnj 43 here while back in the red bakelite. timothy
So proberly original grips good news.
Almost all Carl Eickhorn K98 bayonet produced during 1943. years have a wooden grips.
Here is my example
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
Matching scabbard too, nice.