~ WW2 German Police Parade Bayonet By Coppel ~
The bayonet and scabbard do not have matching numbers.
The dress bayonet grips consists of an set of stag handles with one side bearing the metal police insignia.
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.
One side the crossguard is stamped "S.St.973.". The serial number '1205' stamped on the metal throat of the scabbard.
On the other side, the usual round indentation which normally fits the barrel of the rifle is not present on this type of basyonet.
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 of the bayonet the ricasso is stamped with the makers mark "Alexander Coppel (makers logo) Solingen". On the other side only the makers logo is stamped.
The scabbard is made of black leather with chromed fittings.
The edge of the blade, near the guard is stamped with a proof mark letter 'k' under a star.
~ Dimensions ~
The length of the blade is 32.8 cm (12.9 inches) and the overall length of the bayonet and scabbard is 50.7 cm (20 inches). The bayonet and scabbard weighs 697 grams.
~ Condition ~
The blade is in an overall good condition and has preserved its chrome.
The grips are in good condition with minor loss of finish, there is a short crack just to one side of the 'rear' grip.
The scabbard has the expected wear signs and has a kink to the leather on the lower section.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the bayonet can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.