TYPE: Bayonet KS1898 (Kurzes Seitengewehr)

Kurzes Seitengewehr 1898 with scabbard
Kurzes Seitengewehr 1898 with scabbard
 
Bagnet KS 98
Bagnet KS 98
 
Production date "W04" - 1904 on the bayonet KS98
Production date "W04" – 1904 on the bayonet KS98
 
R.M.G.A.4.7. –  Reserve Maschinengewehr-Abteilung Nr.4, weapon number 7.
R.M.G.A.4.7. – Reserve Maschinengewehr-Abteilung Nr.4, weapon number 7.
 
Damaged scabbard of KS 98 bayonet
Damaged scabbard of KS 98 bayonet
 
Manufacturer stamp ERFURT on the blade
Manufacturer stamp ERFURT on the blade
 
Handle of KS 98
Handle of KS 98
 
German Kurzes Seitengewehr
German Kurzes Seitengewehr
 
Bayonet KS 98 with sawback
Bayonet KS 98 with sawback
 



UNIT MARKS: R.M.G.A.4.7. – which means Reserve Maschinengewehr-Abteilung Nr.4, weapon number 7. This unit was located in Thorn (Toruń).
MANUFACTURER: ERFURT
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: “W04″ – 1904
COMMENTS: The Kurzes Seitengewehr commonly called KS98 were designed for Machine-Gun units but during the war KS98 were used by various other units.

One Response to “Kurzes Seitengewehr”

  1. Allan Herbison says:

    Hello
    I am writing a new book on the kS98 bayonet and would like to include a photograph of the unit marking on your very rare R.M.G.A. kS98. Would this be possible?
    I will be acknowledging all collectors who have contributed to the book.
    With very best wishes,
    Allan Herbison
    http://www.imperial-german-bayonets.net

I would be happy to hear from you