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K98 combat bayonet with tropical frog

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    Default K98 combat bayonet with tropical frog

    Opinions on the following would be appreciated. The frog in particular.

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    A skilled leatherworker made the modern frog.
    Bayonet is original

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    Very nice condition bayonet. Don't know about the frog and if the frog is not original, then the price is rather high.

    Jim

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    My sense of it from the images posted is that the frog could be OK. And that the bayonet may have been refinished? Not a forgone conclusion, I think that some better more extensive pictures are needed. Regards, Fred

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    I have a set the same,apparently a tropical frog,mine is a lot more worn..

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    Have to agree with Fred frog at least looks good, bayonet could or could not be reblued question is if it was done wartime. timothy

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    My very first example was a vet acquired 1942 dated bayonet (another maker) with the circa 1942 dark green type of web frog. It's more worn than it looks in the photo, but I think that you can see where the frog stud and lower unprotected scabbard are missing most of the finish (it's better underneath the web pouch). That said, I think that I still have a different maker marked 1942 tropical frog that looks like it was taken from stores and never put on a bayonet, whereas the same maker well used ones are more common. But as they say "it's the luck of the draw" with what you encounter in collecting. Best Regards to All, Fred
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    Looks to me like post-war bluing finish.
    There is no any trace of dent in the scabbard "hit" area.

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    Vedran

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    Hello,

    IMO the Tropical frog is ok. This is a typical example, not a scare one, but the condition is fine.

    But i will be of interest if the frog has a maker mark on the backside

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    Quote by Sleepwalker View Post
    Hello,

    IMO the Tropical frog is ok. This is a typical example, not a scare one, but the condition is fine.

    But i will be of interest if the frog has a maker mark on the backside

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    I think Peter would have mentioned any markings, so I would say unmarked.

    Thanks for all the input, couple of yeas and some nays. I will hold out for a marked example. Also can not take a chance on the re-blueing. It will bug the crap out of me thinking about it.
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