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 good solid example of an early war German WWII K98 bayonet. The bayonet has a good pair of undamaged wooden handles and the steel blade is sharp with a fine original blue and clearly stamped with the maker name Hörster. A matching period German serial number has been re-stamped to both the bayonet and scabbard. The leather frog is in good condition, with a split in the closing strap preventing fastening. However the for is still fully functional and unaffected.
The bayonet, scabbard and frog are a nice sleep, recently out of a French collection as left behind from the German occupation in France.