The German K98 bayonet was introduced in 1934 with mass production beginning in 1936. The design was taken from the S84/98 bayonet of 1915 and was standard issue to every EM / NCO to be worn suspended from the belt by means of a leather frog.
This is a fine bayonet from one of the rarer K98 bayonet makers, agv, Berg & Co, Solingen-Ohligs. Cleary stamped with maker code and dated 1943, the wooden handles are in good condition, with signs of usual service wear. The steel blade is sharp with a fine original deep blue. The scabbard is in good condition with much of the blue finish remaining and the leather frog is strong and still usable.
A nice representative piece.