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    Senior Member AndyB's Avatar
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    All the last mentioned piece has no wearing of bayonet frog on scabbard, possible depot capture, and never used, some missmatched possible by GIs when bringing home. b.r.Andy

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    I think I have a similar X block I will dig it out. Those are some gnarly scabbard welds. I am a sucker for anything that was bottom of the barrel!

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    I am struck by the fall off in metal finish quality at the end of 44. I have a q block from CanadianAR and the differences especially pommel and fuller are quite startling. Even the edge grind is more grainy and aggressive. They surely did stop caring about 'looks' at this point. Nice late war examples shown.
    "Wen Tausend einen Mann erschlagen, das ist nicht Ruhm, das ist nicht Ehre, denn beinsen wird's in späteren tagen gesiegt hat doch das Deutsch Heer. Podest nicht die Paten der Soldaten doner die da Sterben sollen, soll man geben was sie wollen, sahs sie Herzen, sahs sie Küssen, den sie wissen nicht wann sie sterben müssen"

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    Mine is also very similar
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    Here is my matching COF 44, M block , welded scabbard in excellent condition. No wear of a frog. Not as crude as the x block.
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    Yes. looks like unused pieces.

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