Iíve been debating whether to post this or not.
Please ignore the bogus rune stamp that some clown has applied. Which was the first thing I noticed, and threw up the first red flag. Then I noticed the slightly ill fitting grip plates. Any way i was allowed to bring it home for further examination before buying. Which I have just about made my mind up not to!
The bayonet (Carl Eickhorn) appears to be in great condition apart from the scruffy grips as does the mismatched scabbard.
Normally I wouldnít take anything like this apart, but its been puzzling me, and seller didnít mind.
1/Am i correct in saying that this bayonet has (recycled?) grip plates from a earlier made bayonet. (Old type wafenampts?) Also note the old marks where its been removed before, plus the old shave marks on the bottom presumably to make it fit better. Were they doing this at this time?
2/ I also canít seem to find another with the push button buffed down in such a way that it matchís the contour of the pommel when pressed? Or am I missing something.
3/ Is it common for there to be different wafenampts stamps between the press stud and the main bayonet?
Sorry if these are pointless questions.
Any help is appreciated.