The Bayonet M1898/05 should succeed the M1898 long bayonet. It had a much stronger design but was still very long. In the beginning of the Great War it came with high ears and without flash-guard.
The M1898 old Pattern (a.A.) is fitted with high ears and is without a flash-guard for the wooden scales.
Our example comes with its steel scabbard.
The edge is marked ‘15’ beneath (manufacturing year is 1915) the crown and is also stamped with the Hohenzollern cipher and crown.
The ricasso is stamped ‘R Stock & Co. Berlin-Marienfelde’.
The pommel also bears the Kaiser’s mark
The blade is excellent with minimal signs of age.
The wooden grip has the expected signs of use.
The scabbard has some minor dents.