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.

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WW1 ERSATZ CRANK HANDLE BAYONET WITH SCABBARD LEATHER NICE BLADE MINT
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ORIGINAL WW1 GERMAN ERFURT SAWBACK BAYONET WITH SCABBARD
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WW1 German Bayonet Butcher Blade Knife Deutsche Maschinenfabrik Duisburg Sheath
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WWI ALEX COPPEL SOLINGEN GERMANY BUTCHER BAYONET WITH SCABBARD 195 VINTAGE
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WWI GERMAN SAW BACK BAYONET ERFURT GEBR HELLER MARIENTHAL with Scabbard
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WWI Weyersberg KirschBaum  Co Solingen German Mauser Bayonet No Reserve
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WWI GERMAN M 1908 WEYERSBERG  KIRSCHBAUM BAYONET BLADE KNIFE SCABBARD MAUSER
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AUTHENTIC 1915 WWI GERMAN MODEL 98 05 MAUSER BUTCHER BLADE BAYONET + SCABBARD
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WWI GERMAN M1898 05 1915 A G DUISBURG Maschinen Fabrik SAWBACK BUTCHER BAYONET
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WW1 German Model 1898 Jager long Dress Bayonet by WK  C blade engraved
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Original WWI German 98 05 Bayonet Meat Clever Butcher Bayonet
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mel cleaver

HI. I have a ww1/ww11 German Bayonet,made by Erfurt,for the k98. it also comes with a black frog, ( worn) and faded forest green portapee, it’s dated 1912, with a crown over the top of Erfurt, in the high ears is the letter “B”, on the top edge near the hilt is marked “w ” 15. any more information would very helpful, it’s in good condition considering what’s it’s been through , going by this description , a rough idea on what it would be worth can come in handy also, I would like to sell it. many thanks, mel cleaver

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