M1914 Pioneer Sawback Bayonet - sn 684849
1914 Sawback Bayonet manufactured by Elsener Schwyz. Includes steel scabbard and leather frog.
Blade has light pitting throughout. Grinding marks across the length of the blade on the left side. Scabbard has heavy finish wear.
The 1914 Sawback Bayonet was not a widely issued bayonet, and was only issued to select troops. The serial number indicates that this bayonet would have been issued with a K31 produced in 1941. As Elsener Schwyz was no longer producing these bayonets in 1941, this one was likely manufactured and held in inventory for several years before being issued.