8/9/19 - This is an original 1943 dated K98 bayonet with a matching serial numbered scabbard. The scabbard is also matching with the same date and maker stamp "43 cul". Also included is a black leather frog. The frog has some aging / wrinkling on the leather and all original stitching. stamped on the back of the frog "gfg 1943". The bayonet has a red bakelite handle with some patina throughout the metal portions of the handle. The blade itself is in great shape with minor knicks in the edge from use, as well as some minor finish loss on the edges and near the tip. The scabbard has finish thinning and beginning signs of rust / patina throughout. Overall a very nice collector grade bayonet.