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Posted 1 month ago


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This has been sitting around here for a bit but I had never researched it until last week. Always thought it was a German bayonet but apparently not. Most likely it is Czech or perhaps an Austrian copy as Austria copied the bayonet for their mausers. The Czech designation would be VZ24 or perhaps 23. It was around in the years before and after WWII. As this has the inverted blade it seems likely it is from the German Bloc of WWII. The Czechs did make a few weapons for Germany in WWII. This bayonet was also made in the early years being in the Soviet bloc.
The inverted blade was probably not the best idea. Bayonets are typically used as tools and the upward facing blade is not an advantage her and could be danger to the user. Thus the trend was not continued.


  1. Newfld Newfld, 1 month ago
    Excellent find fort & appreciate WW2 backstory
  2. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much Newfld.
  3. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you
  4. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 1 month ago
    My friend claims to have one with a serrated edge on it. Something about the Geneva convention adds into it's rarity he claims.
  5. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much Collectomaniac. The ones with serrated edges were made for trees or wood and were not designed to cause extra wounding. The US M9 bayonet has a serrated edge and is current so I doubt if there is something in the Geneva convention. I do know that Germans captured with one were treated roughly or so it is said.
  6. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you

  7. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 1 month ago
    That's what i said to him. What difference does it make if one is drawn through and through with a straight edge or serrated. The technique used with strait edge penetration is sufficient enough. And yes, the German story came along with his claims. Thanks fortapache.
  8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 month ago
    Medic's knives had teeth for tearing bandages.
  9. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much bb2. I will have to get one of those.
  10. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you SEAN68.
  11. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you Rick55.
  12. fortapache fortapache, 29 days ago
    Thank you
  13. fortapache fortapache, 27 days ago
    Thank you buckethead.
  14. BlackWatch BlackWatch, 26 days ago
    Very nice bayonet.

    Best regards,

  15. fortapache fortapache, 26 days ago
    Thank you very much Jamie.
  16. fortapache fortapache, 24 days ago
    Thank you SEAN68.

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