This is a German soldiers model 1884/89 knife Bayonet used by machine gun troops rare find as not issued in large numbers which is near complete just missing wooden handle grips and part of its handle frame. The bayonet is relic and rusty but solid condition it has been very well cleaned it is still very solid the blade is full length but pitted and damaged as is the handle it is very rare to find with these bayonets especially in nice condition it is perfect to display or any collection and a rare one for the collection. This bayonet was recovered in 2014 from a pit of buried equipment in what was a German trench line near the village of Gueudecourt this area was defended by the 2nd Royal Bavarian Division part of the German 2nd Army during the battles of September-October 1916 on the Somme a very nice and rare relic from the famous Somme battlefield of 1916 1918.
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