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Title Bayonet knot, 2nd Battalion/8th Company
Nationality German
Period c 1914
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These bayonet/side arm knots (troddeln) were introduced into the Prussian Army in 1808. The variant colours indicate the particular battalion and company to which the wearer belonged. They continued to be worn (normally wrapped round the frog) in the Weimar era and then in the Third Reich when the loose knot assumed a closed, barrel shaped form.

This example has suffered somewhat, the strap having been repaired near the slider, and the colours have run a little in some cleaning process. However, I can only stress the low survival rate of these Imperial souvenirs, as against the Third Reich types which are found with much greater frequency.

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[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : German : 20th Century]

testimonials

The bayonet have reached me. I am very pleased

T D, Norway, 12.10.2016

Bayonets arrived today, very nice!

M G, Germany, 22.06.2009

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