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Article about: Hello Could you identify this unit marking on this WWI bayonet reissued during Weimar era ? Regards Alain

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    Could you identify this unit marking on this WWI bayonet reissued during Weimar era ?
    Regards
    Alain

    Marking on a Weimar bayonet

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    Any Royal cypher and date on the blade spine? It appears to be plated, which may have been post WW2. As for S.P.H.E. mark I wonder whether it's a Schutzpolizei region/district mark.

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    Hello,
    I have 2 main problems with the piece:

    1. it was completely plated. As a piece of memory or souvenir.
    2. The letters of the D stamp are very large. There are no numeral stamps.

    So far, I do not see a direct connection to the police. Rather a fragmentary later troop stamp from the 1WW.

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    These troop stamps are difficult or even impossible to interpret today. S. P. I consider a headlight train of a pioneer batallion (Scheinwerferzug Pionierbatallion). E possibly "Ersatz". H possibly for "Hessische" (=Pionier-Bataillon Nr. 11).

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    Hello
    Thanks for your comments.
    There are imperial cyphers ont spine of the blade and W16.
    I know it is not uncommon to find WWI bayonets which have been nickel plated during Weimar era. I don't know if this marking is from WWI or Weimar era ?
    Alain

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    The bayonet has Imperial acceptance mark from 1916, so the nickel plating (or is it chrome) is likely to be post war, and probably was a souvenir captured during WW1, if not WW2. Sleepwalker's interpretation sets the marks as WW1 era, and not Weimar period. Also it's not a private purchase bayonet, and those were nickel plated.

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    Bayonet was upgraded to NCO dress version postwar, in front of S could be digit 1? , the explanation of unit could be real, but too wrong as many new units raised in WW1. b.r.Andy

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