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Which dagger/bayonet would this LW obergefreiter have worn ?

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    Default Which dagger/bayonet would this LW obergefreiter have worn ?

    This man was a friend of my family during the occupation of Denmark.
    The photos and the letter I got from my mother, the two cloth badges I have purchased and added myself.
    I would like to add a dagger/bayonet to the grouping, but since he is not wearing any on the photos, I turn to you guys.
    Thanks
    HB
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    Default Re: Which dagger/bayonet would this LW obergefreiter have worn ?

    If he wore any dagger it would have been a 1st or 2nd Model Luftwaffe dagger, and that would depend on what rank he was and what year he received it. The 1st model Luft dagger was issued before 1937. After that date, the 2nd Model took its place, and the 1st model was discontinued. The occupation of Denmark began in 1940 I believe, so he could have worn either dagger. Others can tell you more.

    Regards,
    Corey

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    Thanks Corey.
    I think that when he came to Denmark in '40-'41 he was a gefreiter and later on he became obergefreiter. At the end of '44 he returned to Germany.
    Best
    HB

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    Default Re: Which dagger/bayonet would this LW obergefreiter have worn ?

    He would have worn a private purchase "parade" bayonet and not the dagger. Stag horn grip was an option and the frog was brown leather.
    Daggers were only worn by senior NCO's and Officers.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    He would have worn a private purchase "parade" bayonet and not the dagger. Stag horn grip was an option and the frog was brown leather.
    Daggers were only worn by senior NCO's and Officers.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thatīs correct, but, also black frogs were in use together with the Extra-Seitengewehr, (dress bayonet), in the Wehrmnacht-Luftwaffe, not only brown ones !

    R.

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    Default Re: Which dagger/bayonet would this LW obergefreiter have worn ?

    Thanks guys.
    Would that be a short or long model ?
    Best
    HB

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    Short model was an option for NCO's.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Short model was an option for NCO's.

    Cheers, Ade.
    I have got these two short ones. Which one would be the most appropriate ?
    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/dagger...n-frog-135390/
    Thanks
    HB

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    I personally like the stag horn gripped one.

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    Default Re: Which dagger/bayonet would this LW obergefreiter have worn ?

    I have chosen to use the one with the plastic gribs because the one with the stag horn grips has got a repainted scabbard.
    What do you think about the troddel ? Is it correct to the grouping ?
    Thanks
    hb
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