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post war etched dress bayonet?

Article about: Good evening. I was wondering how to tell if a dress bayonet was etched post war or during the war. I was looking through the sticky on the best of the worst fakes and I see several examples

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    Good evening. I was wondering how to tell if a dress bayonet was etched post war or during the war. I was looking through the sticky on the best of the worst fakes and I see several examples but do not know how to tell myself.

    Thank You
    Matt

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    Place the photos on the forum.

    Regards
    Vedran

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    Hi Milcolector,,, I will move this thread to the K98 forum,, you may post your photos there. 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

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    Here are the photos. What concerns me most is that there is a biplane on the bayonet. I'd think that would be something for the luftwaffe. But why would the luftwaffe have an etched K98 dresss bayonet?

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    Etchings on bayonets are all post war rubbish.

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    Are they? I thought there were genuine examples known.

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    All the examples I have seen are post war, I don't think the Germans would deface there own bayonets during war time, but maybe there are a few real ones.

    I think some dress bayonets are period etched but there are a lot of fakes.

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    Thats probably right. My understanding was that there were known pre -war dress bayonets with authentic etchings, but not war time ones. I agree that most of those you see are fakes, but is this one plausible? Its hard to see the quality of the etching but I think the writing says the right sort of thing.

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    Quote by MilitariaCollector View Post
    Etchings on bayonets are all post war rubbish.
    sorry you're wrong on that one

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    What would be the assessment on the one posted by Millcolletor84?
    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

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