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Reichsbahn District 15 Narrow-Pattern (Narrow blade)

bruce98k

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Pickup this up for a buddy at the Mansfield show this weekend.
Evidently from the Craig Brown collection.

Anyway my favorite version of the 84/98 series are these narrow-pattern or narrow-blade examples.
Most all of them are either blank or carry Reichsbahn district markings.

I believe the maker is Coppel but new data may have me incorrect here.

Bonus was the early brass-riveted frog.

The letter 'B' is identified in Volume I as group B for lack of better clarity as to what that actually designates.
 

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Aws

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Hello,
Very nice bayonet but I see rather a normal blade and not a narrow pattern.
See the difference with a narrow blade.





B.r Aws
 

bruce98k

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Narrow Pattern

AWS, this pattern is well documented as having a narrower blade width as this one is.

Blade width at tang is .942 inches or 23.9mm
Blase width at tang on standard 3rd model 84/98 ranges from .98 to .99 as measured on several standard pattern blades in my collection.

Refer to Volume I, pages 522 and 523.
 

AndyB

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I assume the difference is one milimeter in width on blade near ricasso,24 for narow,25mm for normal S84/98.
 

Slash

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The letter 'B' is identified in Volume I as group B for lack of better clarity as to what that actually designates.

A B and C "groups" are recorded. Just checked the Reichsbahn Behoerden spread sheet and have a listing for Bz. 15. B. 145. Only four numbers away from this example.
 

bruce98k

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Frog contractor

Frog was fabricated by St. Orthey Lederwaren-Fabrik, Marienberg/Westerwald.
 

pwcosol

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Frog was fabricated by St. Orthey Lederwaren-Fabrik, Marienberg/Westerwald.

Both bayonet and early frog are home runs! Thanks for sharing. For some reason (probably lack of WaAs) these pieces are often overlooked by many... leaving such treasures to those with a trained eye...
 

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