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RARE IMPERIAL GERMAN LONG MODEL 1898 PATTERN PARADE BAYONET WITH ENGRAVED BLADE.
Silver hilt in fine condition with no damage to the brown wooden grip plates. The very long and impressive blade is triple etched, the obverse side is engraved with long foliage panels decorated with crossed swords, flags and helmet and with large crowned Imperial German eagle, the spine of the blade is engraved with oakleaves, the reverse side of the blade also has a long foliage panel which is decorated with crossed rifles, swords, pickelhaube helmet and drum with a large central panel with original owners name in large Gothic letters, KARL WEIHKOPF, the blade is plated and there is some very minor lifting to the platting mainly on the reverse side and away from the engraving.The matching black leather scabbard shows light wear and it is complete with silver fittings. A very attractive bayonet and being named it should be possible to research the history of the original owner. [Condition: Exc++]