As my first purchase of a 84/98 resulted in my actually purchasing a poor quality fake, I have decided to step back and give the matter some thought before again making any purchases. Given my ignorance of the 84/98 pattern, I would like to try to educate myself at least as regards the basics so that if another opportunity arises, I will be able to make a more informed decision. At this time I do not anticipate ever having a large collection of bayonets. I would basically like to have a good example of a German 84/97 that would be correct for my rifle. Given that my wife put my earlier batch of bayonet pictures up along with the rifle, I suppose everyone has already seen more than enough of it. It is Luftwaffe marked. Is there a bayonet that would be correct for this rifle? Would any manufacturer/year be correct? I will be appreciative of comments/suggestions. Sincerely. Bruce.