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The following marking CKBN.4:154. appears on the crossguard of an early production 1884/98 sawback without an applied flashguard. Blade is dated 1915, and mfg. by ERFURT. I'm told that it is a Reichwehr marking. Any help in its translation would be much appreciated.
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I initially bought this bayonet thinking the marking was JKBN, but once in my possession found the first letter to be a "C" under magnification. I'm 95%+ sure that the first letter is a "C". So the marking presents itself to be one of those bastard markings that did not conform to regulations during wartime and its interpretation is uncertain. I like the thought of it being associated with a cavalry unit, perhaps time will tell. The mark after the 4 is interesting as it appears to be a : (colon) and not simply a period. Once again, kudos to the participating members for their input ! ! !
 
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