One additional comment: A few years back I saw a 98K (84/98) bayonet with an NSFK marking (the man with outstretched wings on his arms). But upon a closer examination I formed the opinion that somebody had not stamped but mechanically engraved the markings (think 'Dremel' tool) - I'm assuming sometime after the war was over. Still no judgments at this point without better imaging. But I would ask readers to look at the relatively smooth bottom of the number "7" as compared to the bottom of the "Eagle/B" marking. Best Regards, Fred
01-02-2015 07:33 PM
I agree that better, more detailed, macro pictures of the stamping would be helpful. Like you, I have never seen this stamped on the ricasso, but we all know that odd ball things did sometimes happen. However, if this were a later war piece, I would be less suspect of it, but on what I would think is an earlier production piece, it just seems out of place. The weakness of the stamp has me puzzled, stronger on the right side, missing on the lower left, but the top right section of the wing is completely missing. These can all be explained by a dirty, worn or broken stamp, but why on such an earlier piece.
Just thinking out loud. Looking forward to more pictures.
This is a police eagle B... the first varition of the stamp by a police bayonet from P. Weyersberg... other ones are existing...
Interesting stuff, for sure!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
On the spine of this Alcoso police contract s84/98. timothy