This is a typical bayonet used by the German Army on their issued-Mauser rifles. Our example has both the bayonet and its scabbard. The bayonet’s length, when installed in the scabbard, is 20 ½.” The bayonet has a wooden handle with two screws in it. The handle, which is one-hundred years-old (more or less), displays wonderful aging and/or toning. The handle measures 5 1/4″ in length and the blade measures 14″ in length. Stamped on the cross guard is “1920.” The blade’s end opposite the tip reads “Schleutermann Remscheid.” The blade’s edge displays a crowned “W” with the number “18 + 19.”
It appears that the bayonet’s tip has been cut down so it is no longer sharp. It also was smoothed over so it is not jagged. This alteration was neatly done. You have to look twice to notice it. The blade’s surface is also a bit unusual. It is a bit rough and with patches that are not rust, however, they do cause the roughness. The scabbard measures 15″ in length. It is metal. Its reverse has a peg from which the scabbard was attached to the frog on the soldier’s sword belt when the bayonet was not in use. The scabbard sports one dent down near its tip. The scabbard also displays the numbers “0.9381” and “0.7275.” Overall, the scabbard’s condition is quite good.