MODEL 1884/98 "FIRST PATTERN"
This was the standard knife bayonet issued and used by the Germans ins WWI and WWII. Manufacture originally began in 1898 - the new era of the 1898 German Mauser - and continued in evolutionary stages through World War 2.
The 1st Pattern 84/98 was converted from Model 71/84 bayonets. The 2nd Pattern had wood grips, bright blades, and most had flash-guards. This pattern is on first-glance identical to the 3rd Pattern.
No maker markings, seller bought this with two SÖMMERDA 1st pattern 84/98's. Scabbard 71/84 unit marked, Frog is WWI Bavarian.
E.F. Hörster, blade blued. Standard 71/84 leather scabbard.