WW2 German Municipal Police Dress Bayonet and Scabbard
Well here is a decent piece by Alcoso! The plated blade retains a nice bright finish, has a perfect fit and ends at a sharp tip! The stamped “ASC”, spine proof stamp and “Alexander Coppel ACS Solingen” maker mark are all neatly executed! There are a couple of areas on the blade that are pitted/ corroded & have taken high resolution close up photos to show this.
The blade length is the short version dress bayonet of 240mm.
The horn grip is in really good condition secured with its 2 pins.
The black (municipal) leather scabbard body looks good. It has pressure marks and age crazing with some swelling to the leather scabbard as typically seen on these yet retains the majority of its stitching. The four vertical lines running through it giving it that finishing touch of German detail!
The early brass based nickel plated scalloped scabbard fittings look great as well! They have some scratches, wear and pressure marks throughout, yet 95% of the plating remains intact and they are both tightly secured with one staple each.