German WWI Model 1898/05 \"Butcher Blade\" Bayonet For Sale
German WWI Model 1898/05 \"Butcher Blade\" Bayonet:
German WWI model 1898/05 Bayonet called \"Butcher Blade\".This bayonet was called the \"Butcher Blade\" because of its shape or possibly due to allied propaganda. It was the main German bayonet in WWI. The ricasso of the blade is marked \"R. STOCK & Co, BERLIN MARIENFELDE\" IN 2 LINES(see 7th picture). On the back of the blade just in front of the ears is a W over a 15(see 8th picture) for Wilhelm II and probably 1915. The blade has some mild pitting at the front & stains which may be rust(see 1st & 2nd pictures), but the surface feels very smooth. Some wood is missing from the pommel end of the left side of the handle(see 4th picture. I will try to ship as soon as I an notified of payment by E-Bay.