Yes, it's a dress bayonet. Nice too in that it has jigged bone grips.
The frogs for these scabbards are usually a polished 'patent'
type black leather.
Last edited by kgrunt; 03-09-2013 at 05:46 PM.
The grip plates seem to be made of wood in "staghorn design", IMO an legit "Extra-Seitengewehr", congrats !
Such Extra-Seitengewehre were private purchased.
The soldier had the choice, to buy the Seitengewehr, equipped with the, common, black, bakelite grip plates or, the, (more expensive), staghorn grip plates.
A compromise was, to buy an Extra-SG, equipped with wooden grip plates, imitating the costly staghorn ones.
It´s a myth, to term an Extra-SG, equipped with staghorn grip plates, as a "Gebirgsjäger-Bajonett" ! ...
So its resale value should be between the Bakelite version and the stag horn grip...
Theese are veyr nice i like them a lot i think theese would probably sell closer to the stag grips value wise i think they are uncommon
The grips were indeed lighter in colour - I guess my late night eyes were too tired.........!
These are usually referred to a artificial stag and the fittings on the bayonet are usually unplanted. They are uncommon because later in the war there was little need for dress bayonets. I wouldn't pay anywhere close to the price of one with real stag horn grips.
All the best