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K98 Bayonets Wear on grip, what caused it???

Discussion in 'German Light Weapons' started by Will M, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Will M

    Will M New Member

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    I onwn one and have seen several K98 bayonets with similar wear on the right bakelite grip.
    What piece of equipment causes this wear?
     

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  2. rprice

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    Nothing in my small collection of knives, bayonets and swords has that particular kind of wear, but it looks like it was caused by a ring. Bayonets are used for everything from cutting to chopping, digging, prying and opening cans (I'm sure that I've left a few out). With that kind of regular use, a ring could cause a distinct wear pattern consistent with the one shown.
     
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    Sounds plausible this type of wear is possible but the bayonet I have and others I've seen do not exhibit any other wear from use and have virtually all the bluing on the blade, pommel etc.
    . Seems they were worn but not unsheathed for any use but possibly attached to the rifle. The blades are not sharpened for hand use as a knife.
    It just seems the bayonets are worn in this spot on the grip but not used as a tool.
     

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