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Offered is an exceptionally rare WW2 German parade bayonet, with scabbard & leather frog as worn by a member of the SS Panzer Corps. Carl Eikhorn maker marked to blade, for this exceptionally rare bayonet, which was originally purchased through a veteran in the US State of Missouri and was the first bayonet of it’s type to be seen by Johnson reference Books & Militaria. The bayonet features all nickel fittings, showing very light surface wear. Obverse of pommel is engraved with the ultra-rare ‘Panzertruppe’ motif as pictured in the Eickhorn kundendienst. This pattern’s motif features a death’s head surmounted by a Panzer with panzer Commander holding aloft a signal flag. The flag in kundendienst is devoid of any decoration, however the flag and bayonet has been personalised to include SS runes. The upper hilt spine is professionally engraved with the serial number ‘SS 314731’. The black bakelite grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips. The short plated blade measuring 20cm long is in excellent condition, with only light in and out runner marks. Dent free scabbard retains approx. 85% of the original black enamel finish, with the scabbard throat being correspondingly stamped ‘314731’. The bayonet is complete with it’s black leather frog, which is stamped to the reverse ‘SS 1/35 RZM’. The frog has a small tear through the frog recess. As the original paperwork states, this is a unique oppurtunity to obtain a one of a kind personalised SS bayonet with an ultra rare Panzer troop pommel.
This super rare piece was originally bought from Johnson’s Militaria in 1999 for $2700.00 as a one off piece, as per the accompanying paperwork. These just don’t come up for sale these days, however please do your checking on current prices, however from a brief sweep of the dealer’s sites, a non numbered SS Panzer bayonet is currently being offered for $5000 USD, so this one would be the one to buy!