M1884/98 III bayonet

History, technical sheet and photo

Image : Baïonnette américaine M1884/98 III

M1884/98 III bayonet history

In parallel with the evolution of the Mauser K98 rifle, the Germans developed several versions of the same bayonet, the first model of which dates from January 1884 and corresponds to the designation M1874/84. It is then one of the first bayonets in history to be equipped with a guard: it can then also serve as a combat knife.

With the introduction of the K98 k rifle, the Germans developed a new bayonet, the first copies of which were available in 1934. The production intensified in 1936 and was endowed with all the soldiers of the Wehrmacht and the Waffen SS. Is called M1884/98 III since it is the third evolution of this weapon.

The bayonet for Mauser K98 k comes with a sleeve that can be attached to the belt.

M1884/98 III bayonet specification

Creator/User: Germany
Denomination: M1884/98 III
Total length: 385 mm

Blade details

Length: 252 mm (10 inches)

Guard details

Length: 133 mm (5.25 inches)