An excellent specimen of the ever-popular Swiss-made “Pioneer” saw-back Engineer model bayonet for a Swiss M1911 carbine or K-31 rifle. Unaltered condition and it comes with its original rare pre-WW1 steel-tipped leather bayonet – VERY hard to find this complete and in such great shape these days. Manufactured by Waffenfabrik Neuhausen in Switzerland; low serial number 21737 stamped on the guard point to pre-WW1 years. This bayonet measures about 24” / 60.5 cm overall; the blade is about 18-3/4” / 47.7 cm long. The blade has a single fuller on the right side of the blade and two rows of very aggressive saw teeth on the blade’s spine. Lightly re-sharpened; “teardrop” bayonet’s tip is intact. Ricasso is stamped Waffenfabrik Neuhausen on one side; the guard is stamped with a small “Swiss cross” ordinance mark on the top field. Original wood grips are nice and tight; the pommel has a number of surface scratches and small ding marks. Bayonet’s release mechanism is tight and 100% functional; muzzle ring is excellent with no dings.
Original early-issue leather scabbard with chromed iron fittings is in very good shape, considering the age. There are multiple small cut marks on the ridges; one small pin is missing on the tip; metal parts show wear and tear consistent with the typical field use. Please note – this bayonet will fit Swiss M1911 carbine or K-31 rifles only; it was not designed to be used with Schmidt-Rubin rifles.
Overall, this desirable Swiss ENGINEER sawback Pioneer bayonet and its original scabbard are in excellent condition. A very much sought after and highly collectible type; rare this nice. Don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!
This rare Swiss ENGINEER sawback Pioneer bayonet and its equally rare early leather scabbard have not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos. We have several scarce WW1 and WW2 bayonets, fighting knives, daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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