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Title Bayonet knot, 2nd Battalion/8th Company
Nationality German
Period c 1914
Price £75.00
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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.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


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

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My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012

Pot arrived in good shape, thanks for your assistance.

it is a pleasure dealing with you and I hope this is one of many dealings.

B N, USA, 18.02.2012

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