~ WW2 Era German Police Parade Bayonet by Coppel ~
The bayonet and scabbard have matching numbers.
The dress bayonet grip consists of an set of stag handles with one side bearing the metal police insignia.
The grip is stamped on the edge with number '96'.
The pommel is shaped as an eagle head facing left. The crossguard has a single rounded extension that points upwardly and is decorated with leaves.
On one side the crossguard is stamped: "S.Sch.II.459". The same indicative is also stamped on the metal throat of the scabbard.
On the other side the usual round indentation which normally holds the barrel of the rifle is not present as at an usual bayonet.
The blade is of single edge construction with a heavy spine and is chromed. The length of the blade is longer than the standard army bayonet.
On one side the bayonet is stamped with the makers mark: "Alexander Copper (makers logo) Solingen". On the other side only the makers logo is stamped.
The scabbard is made of brown leather. It has two silver colored metal fittings. One at the throat and one at the lower end. The top of the throat is stamped with serials '441' and '442'.
Serial '441' is also stamped on the edge of the blade.
The bayonet comes with a brown leather frog.
~ Dimensions ~
The length of the blade is 33 cm (13 inches) and the overall length of the bayonet and scabbard is 47 cm (18.5 inches). With frog the length is 48 cm (18.9 inches). The bayonet, scabbard and frog weighs 720 grams.
~ Condition ~
The blade is in an overall good condition. It is a bit loose and the top is a bit bended. Approximately 95% of the blade preserved its chrome.
The grips are in good condition with minor loss of chrome on the pommel.
The scabbard has the expected wear signs but is in an overall good condition.
The leather scabbard retains a good shape and the leather is still soft enough. It has wear marks, as expected.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the set can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.