This is a German Model 1898 pattern bayonet which is not complete the blade has snapped and has no wooden grips on the handle. The bayonet is relic condition rusty but still very solid and not braking up at all the blade is pitted and not complete it has been very well cleaned perfect to display or for any collection. The 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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