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That aside, the great majority of dated bayonets of this type are, I think, 1915 or 1917 - for some reason 1916 examples are uncommon, and 1918 ones very rare - if they exist at all!

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I have 2 J A Henckels 84/98 bayonets dated 1916 and 1918.

I also have 1 Gottliebe Hammesfahr / BAYARD 84/98 dated 1916.

1918 dated 84/98 bayonets do seem to be hard to find. Maybe more so than 98/05 (18) dated examples.
 

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My guess is that bayonet re built by Yugo or Czech and never got re stamped with any of their markings which is not unusual. Countries re cycle stuff to re use, just be aware of that.

The (two tone) blade bluing is something I've not seen on Yugo re-work K98 bayonets. As someone already mentioned, it has the characteristics of bluing seen on some British M1907 SMLE bayonets.

Did Britian ever re-work any German items for reissue?
 

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My latest bayonet is this German 84/98 made by Gottlieb Hammesfahr and dated for 1917.
It has a few questions to answer so I'm hoping the Forum members can help please!
When it arrived it was lightly coated in some sort of lacquer most of which I removed with my finger nails...some still remains!
Its obviously been refurbished at some stage after WW1?..by the Germans or another country?? (not sure of the grips are original or the grip screws,last image shows this blade on the bottom and a Reichswehr modified on top...similar grips screws but different sizes)
The blueing has me foxed...its similar to the British 1907 bayonet blueing....pommel,cross guard and 20mm up the ricasso...I thought Reichswehr "modified" bayonets were blued all over....the press stud is not slotted,the flash guard looks original.


Might have been re-worked in INDIA.

Did the British ever re-work German weapons? | Gunboards Forums
 

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My latest bayonet is this German 84/98 made by Gottlieb Hammesfahr and dated for 1917.
It has a few questions to answer so I'm hoping the Forum members can help please!
When it arrived it was lightly coated in some sort of lacquer most of which I removed with my finger nails...some still remains!
Its obviously been refurbished at some stage after WW1?..by the Germans or another country?? (not sure of the grips are original or the grip screws,last image shows this blade on the bottom and a Reichswehr modified on top...similar grips screws but different sizes)
The blueing has me foxed...its similar to the British 1907 bayonet blueing....pommel,cross guard and 20mm up the ricasso...I thought Reichswehr "modified" bayonets were blued all over....the press stud is not slotted,the flash guard looks original.


Might have been re-worked in INDIA.

Did the British ever re-work German weapons? | Gunboards Forums
 
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