German WWI M1898/05 “Butcher Blade” Bayonet – (Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co.)


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Second pattern example of the M1898/05 sword bayonet, known as the “Butcher Blade” by U.S. troops during the 1st World War. The second pattern lacked the first pattern’s vestigial muzzle ring (or ‘ears’) and had a flashguard. This example was made in 1917 by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co., Solingen. It carries the Royal Cypher of Kaiser (Emperor) Wilhelm II of Prussia, who reigned 1888–1918. Wilhelm II was the “Kaiser Wilhelm” of First World War fame. Compared to most, this is actually a rather nice example with a very sharp blade and solid wood handles, the scabbard has storage wear but no major dents, the scabbard is missing the frog hook. Considering this bayonet is over 100 years old it is still a fantastic example of a German WWI bayo!