After the war all German bayonets Mauser K98 left were used again like this new model Bulgarian combat trench fighting knifes K98. Initialy in 50s they were produced only for the use of the Bulgarian Communistic landing troops. After that, during 70s-80's this model was retired and has been used by the other army units in extremly limited quantity - only on barracks duty. At the beginning of the 80s they were replaced by the AK 47 bayonets. Only few of the Mauser remakes survived the communist regime.
They are quite rare in present days. There are known two different types of this combat knife: with leather and with chrome plated iron K98 scabbard.
The grip has bakelite on both sides - remake of K98. One of the rivets on the hadle is replaced by nut as pictured bellow. The blade has been sharpened ago and on some areas is jagged. The bakelite grip is in good condition. Extremely rare combat knife in authentic condition.Measures: Blade 16.2 cm 6 1/2 inches ; total length of dagger 26.8 cm. Scarce original military - a great addition to any collection. The item "WW2 GERMAN BULGARIAN K98 TRENCH COMBAT FIGHTING KNIFE DAGGER 23181" is in sale since Monday, February 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Edged Weapons". The seller is "garabs" and is located in EU.
This item can be shipped worldwide.