Short KS/98 Bayonet (#29315)



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Stalking tiger and TIGER Solingen double TM.  Photographs of this etch pattern and double trademark appear on page 234 of German Etched Dress Bayonets by Wayne H. Techet. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show minor surface wear with no lifting or speckling to the pommel, spine or  crossguard with original red felt plug in  pommel slot.  Black bakelite grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips. Plated blade grades EX++ showing only faint surface wear/runner marks, with some minor gray shadowing on obverse ricasso and is complete with brown leather buffer pad. Lightly scratched on the obverse ricasso are the letters, “Wol”.  The obverse blade features, as stated on page 234 of the above reference,  “a Neutral pattern [etch] most likely produced for Tiger by the Robert Klaas Company”. The etch pattern is a 5 ¼”” long frosted panel with the unique curled cross and wavy line borders surrounding the standard remembrance motto flanked by a raised helmet and small Klaas style open-winged eagle. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of the original black enamel, showing minor surface wear/crazing, with missing paint primarily to lower ball. Nice Tiger example with seldom seen double Tiger trademark, recently obtained in Germany.   EX++