This brass hilt ersatz bayonet was made in Germany in the early years of WW1 and is one of the rarer ersatz bayonets. The height of ersatz bayonet manufacturing was 1916, as the Imperial German war machine rushed to equip the huge number of new troops. This pattern of ersatz bayonet has been designated under Carter’s classification as EB21.
The 300mm single-edged blade has a flat spine with a false upper edge and terminates in a spear point. The blade is in worn and pitted condition and retains a service sharpened edge.
The cast brass hilt is in good condition, showing the characteristic long muzzle ears, false cross guard, birds-beak pommel and press-stud mechanism without the raised border seen on the equally rare EB22 (the only difference between the two bayonets). The attachment mechanism is in perfect working order. The blade is held firmly within the brass grip by two steel rivets.
The bayonet is complete with its original Fag made ersatz scabbard which is in good condition. The scabbard much of its original finish. The bayonet sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a highly desirable and rarely encountered Great War German ersatz bayonet.
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