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The M1914 bayonet was produced by three manufacturers:
—Hans Steimer, Wasen im Emmental
Initially, a leather scabbard was produced for these. In 1938, a steel scabbard was introduced for new production and unserviceable leather scabbards were subsequently replaced with the steel scabbard.
The M1914 was issued to select troops. When equipped with K31 rifles, the M1914 bayonet was issued to:—Engineers;
—Driver corporals and mounted artillery sergeants;
—Blacksmiths, blacksmith private first class or lance corporal, blacksmith sergeants;
—Horse transport soldiers, PFCs, corporals and sergeants;
—Saddle makers; and,
—Drivers for motorized field artillery, howitzers and heavy howitzers.
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