Long Third Reich Police Bayonet w/Frog and Portepee (#27843)



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Double TM H H S stylized monogram pierced by a sword to obverse ricasso and E.& F. HORSTER , SOLINGEN two-line TM to reverse. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show excellent detail to the eagle head pommel and oak leaf embellished crossguard with loss of plating to top of eagle head. The reverse crossguard is stamped “K.M. 158”. Medium brown stag horn grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips, and with Third Reich Police grip emblem properly pinned to the obverse plate. Grip plates show evidence of being cut down during refurbishing as portions of the original lower rivet holes remain on both the obverse and reverse plates filled with brown paste. Plated blade grades EX+ with runner marks/surface wear and gray speckling to the obverse/reverse and grinding marks towards tip where blade was shortened but, no nicks to the cutting edge. Black leather scabbard shows light surface wear with one crease near center but, no rips or tears, and no damage to the reverse stitching. Nickel-plated scabbard fittings show light surface wear, but no damage to the lower ball, and are complete with both retaining staples. Reverse upper scabbard fitting is stamped “K.M. 158” matching the crossguard marking. Black leather, double-stitched, four-rivet frog grades EX+ showing minor wear/age but, no rips or tears and no damage to stitching. Bayonet is complete with correct green/silver acorn/crown, cloth strap and grades Near MINT. EX+.