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 blade, and most had flash-guards. This pattern is on first-glance identical to the 3rd Pattern.

The 3rd Pattern comes in any number of variations, but the basic model is as follows: wood, BAKELITE or composition grips, held on by two flush screw/nut sets; short crossguard, no muzzle-ring; steel pommel "loosely considered a bird's-head," T/O slot; push-button/internal-spring latch arrangement. Blades are single-edged, single-fullered (both sides); ricasso is usually marked with either a manufacturer's trademark or a manufacturer code. Blades can either be found "in-the-white" or blued; two-digit date of manufacture may be found on the blade back-edge near the cross-guard.

This bayonet was designed to fit the 1898 German Mauser Carbines and Rifles and their evolutionary variants. Scabbard is sheet-rolled steel, blued, with ball-finial.

S/173G in scabbard S/238 36, from 30's.

E.u.F Hörster 38, black bakelite handles, matching E.u.F Hörster 38 scabbard.

41 fnj, black bakelite handles.

Latewar cof 44, cof44 scabbard.

Latewar 44 fnj, in 1936 scabbard.

After WW2 these were used in Norway and Israels.