German Bayonets

by German Military Surplus Collector

German Bayonets were one of the more popular German weapons used during WW1 and WW2 by the German Military.

Bayonets are thrusting weapons attached at the end of the rifle, this type of weapon was obviously used in hand to hand combat.

German BayonetsDuring World War 1 and World War 2, the bayonets were issued as standard German Military infantry weapons.

German bayonets drills were part of the routine for basic training to develop aggressive soldiers.

The bayonets used during WW1 and WW2 by the Germans were designed to enable the soldier carry out an attack when the front line would make an aggressive charging attack typically held during the night to give the German Military the element of surprise.

The German bayonets were used for trench fighting to attack and not for defense.

The bayonets were to be used after closing after closing in on the enemy in a sneak attack which proved to be very successful during many of the battles of WW1 and WW2.

German Bayonets Used By The German Military During WW1 and WW2

Early bayonets were lengthy with blades up to 20 inches long.

The idea was to make the bayonet long enough to keep the blade at a safe distance when attached to a rifle.

Most bayonets used during the war were connected to the rifle with a lug and ring under the muzzle but the German bayonet did away with the muzzle ring.

The German bayonet was attached to a long bar below the rifle barrel.

Blades used on the rifle varied from10 to 16 inches. A side arm carrier known as the bayonet frog was available to carry the steel blade to avoid loss.

The bayonet frog would be kept attached to the soldier’s belt.

Bayonets used to be sharpened by the individual soldier and had to be fixed when the fight starts.

The German Military was extremely skilled when it came down to hand to hand combat thus making the German bayonet a feared weapon of the allied forces.

Types of German Bayonets

The Bayonets used by German troops were of different types. One German bayonet type had a short, flat, two edged blade instead of the usual triangular one.

Another German bayonet pattern was similar to the British pattern but the slot in the socket was made of a musket, with the bayonet stud on the underside of the barrel.

Other bayonets were the saw like edge to rip open the enemy’s belly.

The German Military used their bayonets not only to kill their enemy but to inflict torturous fatal wounds.

This was a type of signature of the German Military which was used as a fear tactic against the allied forces.

If the Germans had a successful assault on the front line the soldiers would use the German Bayonets to inflict devastating painful injuries upon the wounded so that the retreating troops would hear the wounded soldiers scream out in pain.

The use of  bayonets has greatly diminished although for collectors of German military surplus the German Bayonets carry a lot of value.

German Bayonets | You Have Your Best Chance To Land One of These Rare Finds Right Here




Turkish mauser Bayonet vintage
Turkish mauser Bayonet vintage
$20.00
Time Remaining: 8h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

German Germany Cutlass Dagger bayonets Hunting Short Sword Scabbard
German Germany Cutlass Dagger bayonets Hunting Short Sword Scabbard
$370.00
Time Remaining: 12d 15h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $370.00

German WW2 WWII Dress bayonet with proper dress frog
German WW2 WWII Dress bayonet with proper dress frog
$50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 21h 41m

WWI IMPERIAL GERMAN M 1898 05 MAUSER BUTCHER BAYONET ERFURT 1915 PRUSSIAN
WWI IMPERIAL GERMAN M 1898 05 MAUSER BUTCHER BAYONET ERFURT 1915 PRUSSIAN
$199.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 28m

WWI Un Cut Mauser Bayonet Blade w Crown Stamp
WWI Un Cut Mauser Bayonet Blade w Crown Stamp
$17.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 15m

WWI German K98 Bayonet  Scabbard 1917 Bavard Gottlieb
WWI German K98 Bayonet Scabbard 1917 Bavard Gottlieb
$135.95
Time Remaining: 27d 19h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $135.95

Original WW1 German Waffenfabrik Mauser AG Oberndorf Dress Bayonet
Original WW1 German Waffenfabrik Mauser AG Oberndorf Dress Bayonet
$23.26 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 8m

WW1 German dress bayonet M1871 pattern with etched blade Actual working latch
WW1 German dress bayonet M1871 pattern with etched blade Actual working latch
$76.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 38m

Weyersberg Kirschbaum  Co Solzngen WWI German Bayonet Military War
Weyersberg Kirschbaum Co Solzngen WWI German Bayonet Military War
$25.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3m

VINTAGE 1917 WWI GERMAN WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER AG BAYONET WITH SCABBARD
VINTAGE 1917 WWI GERMAN WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER AG BAYONET WITH SCABBARD
$22.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h

WWI Alex Coppel 2162 Solingen German Butcher Style Bayonet w Scabbard
WWI Alex Coppel 2162 Solingen German Butcher Style Bayonet w Scabbard
$129.99
Time Remaining: 15d 19h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $129.99

World War 1 German Ersatz Turked bayonet
World War 1 German Ersatz Turked bayonet
$40.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 1m

World War 1 German bayonet
World War 1 German bayonet
$40.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 2m

World War 1 German bayonet
World War 1 German bayonet
$40.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 2m

VINTAGE 1907 SANDERSON BAYONET BRITISH ENFIELD BAYONET WWI BAYONET FIGHTING KNIF
VINTAGE 1907 SANDERSON BAYONET BRITISH ENFIELD BAYONET WWI BAYONET FIGHTING KNIF
$67.53
Time Remaining: 25d 14h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $67.53



« Previous1234
East German AK47 Bayonet East German AK47 Bayonet
Sale Price: $34.10
 
German 98k Mauser Bayonet and Scabbard: WW2 German 98k Mauser Bayonet and Scabbard: WW2
Sale Price: $65.95
 

Description

New Made Item: A fabulous reproduction of what has become a hard to find bayonet is this bakelite (black plastic) ribbed grip, 10" single edged blade, complete with all steel scabbard. Standard German WW2 issue with all 98k rifles...

East German AK47-59 Bayonet Knife East German AK47-59 Bayonet Knife
List Price: $39.00
Sale Price: $21.98
You save: $17.02 (44%)
 

Description

We have been given access to a limited supply of East German Army issue AK-47/59 Bayonets. These make an excellent collectible piece, or a fully serviceable daily blade. The included original issue sheath can be configured with the bayonet to form a pair of wire-cutters...

Bayonets and Barbed Wire German Infantry Lieutenant Bayonets and Barbed Wire German Infantry Lieutenant
Sale Price: $149.95
 

Description

The German Infantry Lieutenant comes issued with: Officers peaked cap Stahlhelm helmet with chin strap Officers tunic with LT shoulder straps, Iron cross, and wound badge Trousers Puttees Ankle Boots Cavalry Boots Waist belt with Prussian belt buckle Breadbag Water bottle Artillery luger Shoulder Stock Drum Magazine and Magazine Carrier Artillery luger holster with shoulder sling Fernglass binoculars and belt case

German Uniforms And Bayonets 1841-1945: 676 Pictures Of Soldiers With Their Bayonets German Uniforms And Bayonets 1841-1945: 676 Pictures Of Soldiers With Their Bayonets
Sale Price: $39.95
 

Description

Excellent photo study of German uniforms and bayonets, to include many early Imperial Era photos. Excellent reference and research volume with detailed photo captions and "in wear" photos. Every high-quality glossy page of this study contains period photos of German soldiers in every conceivable circumstance and situation in their uniforms with their bayonets and equipment; with detailed captions in English and German.

World War I Army Manuals and Great War Military Documents: Bayonet, Grenade, and Trench Warfare, Battle of the Somme, Verdun, German Army, Gas Warfare (CD-ROM) World War I Army Manuals and Great War Military Documents: Bayonet, Grenade, and Trench Warfare, Battle of the Somme, Verdun, German Army, Gas Warfare (CD-ROM)
Sale Price: $18.95
 

Description

This comprehensive CD-ROM provides one of the finest collections ever assembled of historic Army training manuals from World War I. There are 189 military manuals with a total of 11,487 pages reproduced as individual Adobe Acrobat format files...



Be sure to subscribe to our RSS Feed as we add new items and information daily | German Bayonets

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment