Set of Four 19th Century German Iron Bayonets and Sheaths with Wood Handles
This set of traditional, antique bayonets with wooden handles and scabbards are souvenirs of WWI. Made of iron, each baionnette has its own sheath for protection and safety. One of the holsters is made from a sturdy leather with brass mounts. All of the pieces in the collection are in excellent condition and have a richly patinated finish. The weapons are signed Weyersberg Kirschbaum and Solinger, and represent a part of military history.
A bayonet (from French baïonnette) is a knife, sword, or spike-shaped weapon designed to fit on the end of a rifle’s muzzle, allowing it to be used as a spear. From the 17th century to World War I, it was considered the primary weapon for infantry attacks. Today, it is considered an ancillary weapon or a weapon of last resort.
18″ W for the longest.
|Dimensions||18 × 2 × 1 in|
Late 19th Century