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Newly made reproduction of the German WWII Mauser K98 bayonet frog. Made of black russet leather. Just like the originals, the base is almost a centimetre thick. It is constructed with aluminium rivets and stitched right through. These frogs are so robust, I personally believe they can only be ripped or broken through deliberate vandalism – or by Spitfire ground attack! These will fit many bayonet scabbards including: German K98, Czech VZ23 & VZ24, Yugoslavian M24, 24/46, & M48, Turkish, Brazilian and more.
Without upper retaining straps
This is a copy of a 1938 k98 frog, so it comes without an upper retaining strap. The ones with straps were originally only used on cavalry bayonet frogs, and are often called "cavalry-type"; in 1939 they were ordered to be included on all newly-manufactured frogs to limit bayonet loss, but by that time over a million of this early type had been manufactured and were already in service. This earlier 1930’s model was not an uncommon piece of kit throughout the war: possibly because the retaining straps were not popular as they prevented quick access. Hence, the 1939-added straps were often left undone or in some cases removed altogether.