MakeCarl Eickhorn (Solingen)
Modelpolizei Un-Slotted "Stag Grip" Bayonet
Gauge / Caliber
Country of OriginGermany
Barrel Length (in Inches)
DimensionsPHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Early, shortened, reissued, long model, M98/05 Prussian police un-slotted dress bayonet, with administrative district markings, and police acceptance stamps. Roughly 33cm long, bright, nickel/silver plated, drop forged steel blade has full length fullers running off the tip end. The reverse ricasso is well marked, with stamped seated squirrel logo with the initials, "C.E.", with in dual oval border lines with script, "Carl Eickhorn Solingen". This particular pattern of Eickhorn’s logo is believed to be circa 1934-35. The spine of the blade has a small Prussian police acceptance stamp consisting of a, "S", positioned below a small sunburst pattern. The bayonet has an ornate, nickel/silver plated alloy, single upswept cross guard and stylized eagle head pommel both intact. The obverse and part of the reverse of the cross guard have an embossed, repeating, oak-leaf and acorn pattern. The plain portion of the reverse cross guard has deeply stamped police administrative markings, "P.B. D. 745.", and Serial number E13. The stylized eagle head pommel shows nicely detailed feathers, eyes and beak. The bayonet has stag horn grips, secured by two, dome headed, natural aluminum rivet retainers. The obverse of the grip has a stamped, natural aluminum, second pattern, (circa April 1936), police eagle and wreath intact. The bayonet comes housed in its blackened leather scabbard with stitched, central, vertical spine to the reverse, and top and bottom nickel/silver plated alloy fittings. The bottom scabbard fitting has a scalloped top edge and ball tip while the top fitting has a scalloped bottom edge. Both the fittings are secured to the scabbard by a single staple type attachment. The reverse of the top fitting has non-matching stamped police administrative markings as on the reverse of the cross guard "P.B D. 808". The top fitting has its extended frog lug and throat retaining screw both intact. The leather scabbard wrap shows areas of light chafe wear and age and usage darkening. Nice example..