WWI German Ersatz Bayonet : Carter's EB8 (No Scabbard)
A World War I German Ersatz Bayonet. Identified as Bayonet EB8 from J. Anthony Carter's "German Bayonets, Volume 3" this example has a blade that has been shortened from the original 12" blade and is missing its scabbard.
Marked '3930' on the two piece guard above the grip and has a faint imperial proof on the spine. The heavy cast steel hilt retains much of its original green paint, and the split muzzle ring is intact.
All in all a good piece for a collector getting started in German Ersatz bayonets!
Muzzle Ring Diameter : 18mm
Blade Length : 247mm
Overall Length : 373mm
Item ID: 15103