Re: Sawback bayonet id
Hmmm not enough info, Doc. The 'SS' marking is like no unit or manufacturer's mark that I know of, and was certainly not used by that organization to mark bayonets (and would not have been issued or used that late). Most sawbacks were finished bright (except for Weimar re-issues of the WW1 Sg98/05, which were heavily blued and had the sawback ground off) although scabbards were blued. A chrome finish might indicate a post-war enhancement...
It could be a Swiss M1914 as well... or any number of others. Many countries issued sawbacks in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. I'll see if I can't post a pic of some in a group, maybe you can pick it out... best, Steve in Colorado
OK, seems I have too many sawbacks to get into a pic that will allow posting here. Mayhaps we can narrow the field, Doc- do you recall if the hilt is all metal, wood/metal, or pressed leather/metal?
Last edited by stede; 06-08-2010 at 08:38 PM..