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German Army Enlisted Man’s Dress Bayonet


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This dress bayonet was a souvenir of Eugene Wilson; I believe he served in the Army in Europe during WW II. I purchased it at his auction in central Indiana about 1985.

It has a German Army officer dagger Portepee (the silver cord) elegantly woven around the scabbard. I believe the veteran added this embellishment to dress up his souvenir. The proper element worn on this type bayonet would be the Troddel, slightly different in construction and placement.

These type nickel plated bayonets were worn by enlisted soldiers for dress occasions, never intended for use in combat.

Comments Welcome, Thanks for looking!

BKW

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Nice BK

 

The short dress bayonets seem less common....only found one or two over the years from vets.

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