My first K98 Bayonet
today I received this K98 Bayonet and it's my first. I know the bayonet is pretty beat up, but it was found in a barn in the provence of Zeeland in the Netherlands. It may sound crazy but I like the way it looks and I will give it a nice spot in my small cabinet. I did some research on the markings, but I'm a newbie whe it comes to bajonets, so correct me if I'm wrong.
42CUL: Production in 1942 by Ernst Pack & Sohne, Solingen. And I guess 2326 j must be the serialnumber.
This bajonet got me interested and I think I'm going to look for another one, complete with the sheath
05-27-2016 07:42 PM
The designation of marking is correct, S84/98 bayonet heavy rust was cleaned. b.r.Andy
It may be rough but still nice to own!...
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
Hi Dschop ...if it appeals to you..then this find is perfect. What adds provenance is that it was a barn find...in the actual area where German soldiers were stationed or crossing.
This was not found in Uncles Eds shed in the back of the some vets garage..but if it were me..I too would be excited of an actual barn find on the battle premises.
Pay no mind to those purists or dealers that say.."this is worthless junk".... They see $$$ ...I see history that slept in the very spot it fell asleep in.
Enjoy your find Best Regards Larry
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!!
- Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
Thank you very much for your comments. It makes me love and appreciate my bayonet even more
Last edited by Dschop; 05-30-2016 at 06:40 PM.
I like it, it has the been there look, it has a history, nice catch well done.
"and when he gets to heaven,
to saint peter he will tell:
"Just another marine reporting, sir
I've served my time in hell."
the org. photos of SS with bayonets all have wood handles
You say it looks rough, I say it has a lot of character. Well done, sir.
We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself. - Robert Leckie
Yes I said it looks rough, but in a good way. I really like the bayonet and that old smell