WW2 French / German SS 33rd Waffen Grenadiers
Bayonet, for sale
In good condition, an authentic WW2 German bayonet with blade
etched to the 33rd French SS Charlemagne.
So, the bayonet and sheath / scabbard are authentic. There is a
lot of opinion and conjecture regarding SS etched bayonets. The
truth is, if a bayonet was issued, there is no evidence that the
SS etched their bayonets. However, the style of this etching is
different to other presumed post-war etchings, and there are no
issue markings, and the bayonet is marked to the French SS, not
the German SS per say, although the former were obviously under
the command of the later. It may well have been that the 33rd French
SS Grenadiers did allow their bayonets to be engraved. In any event,
the quality of the etching is so high, and the regiment so unique,
that this bayonet likely surpasses the value of post-war engraved
German bayonets. So, at the price we are asking, this is a no-brainer
as to value. And hey, you just maybe onto the bargain of a lifetime.
9 3/4 inch blade very well etched and firm in the grip. All seems
good. Sheath / scabbard with some markings, including "42 fnJ".
Draws and sheathes well. A very solid investment at only £(too
late - though we will advise the original sales price for a small
fee). Further and full sized images available upon request. Item
reference L52 (P286).