THIRD REICH POLICE BAYONET WITH FROG AND KNOT.
A very nice complete piece here. It has it's original black frog and what also looks to be the original police portepee as it has moulded to the frog. All leather parts, scabbard and frog, are black leather. So following the colour tradition of the German police (brown for rural, black for city/towns), this was carried by a city policeman. Normal police bayonet construction, heavily nickel plated hilt and crossguard displaying eagles head beak and feathers, with oak leaf crossguard. Nice stag grips with aluminium police oval badge on the grip. Evidence of the shortening and adjusting done by the armourers to change this from a Weimar clamshell, to the slightly shorter Third Reich type. Nice black leather scabbard with no issues. There is a very nice police type black leather frog and this is also stamped and dated on the reverse, 1938. The leather police portepee shows a little age (80+ years old!!) but is complete and tied properly around the frog. Blade is heavily nickel plated, in very good condition, and is deeply stamped with the very early oval Eickhorn trademark. (used from around 1934/35). This bayonet has no issue numbers. If it ever had any, they were ground off the crossguard, the scabbard never had any. A very good example. Nice bayonet.