Posted 13 days ago
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.