K98k bayonet rusting need some help

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K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by BodhiEtheridge » 16 Jun 2019 22:02

I’ve got a nice example of a K98k bayonet and because the house I live in has poor insulation some of my items rust if I’m not careful, so I was wondering if anyone has any opinions of products I can use to prevent rust or any storage tips.


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Re: K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by von thoma » 16 Jun 2019 23:41

I think you have a German K98 Bayonet Quality Resin or Bakelite Replica
Put grease consistency on the blade to avoid oxidation
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Re: K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by BodhiEtheridge » 17 Jun 2019 01:03

Hi appreciate the feedback could you explain what you mean by resin or Bakelite replica.

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Re: K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by von thoma » 17 Jun 2019 01:07

Because Replicas uses this kind of grips...
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Re: K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by BodhiEtheridge » 17 Jun 2019 01:10

Okay so you think the grips are Bakelite or resin, I don’t believe this is a fake because I bought it from a reliable guy but if you want more detailed images of the grips and marking I can post them if it’s helpful.


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Re: K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by von thoma » 17 Jun 2019 01:23

The frog looks OK, but I still have doubts with the knife
There are very good replicas of this bayonet ; https://www.1944militaria.com/Repro_k98 ... pk98by.htm
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Re: K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by BodhiEtheridge » 17 Jun 2019 01:35

Here are the more detailed images the bayonet matches the scabbard both marked 2901, the bayonet and frogged are both marked with 1942 and the maker mark is jwn. Hope this helps thanks.

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Re: K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by von thoma » 17 Jun 2019 02:49

Now Yes ;
It's a Kar 98 K bayonet (dated 1942) made by JWH ( Staatliche Waffenfabrik, Chatellerault ) in Occupied France 1941/44
It have different proof markings than german made bayonets...
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Re: K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by BodhiEtheridge » 17 Jun 2019 03:38

Thanks again for the feed back I new some of that info but the exact maker information (Staatliche Waffenfabrik, Chatellerault) is new information to me so I appreciate that thanks again!

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Re: K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by Frederick Prinz » 30 Jun 2019 06:00

A relatively scarce maker, a good grade of gun oil or maybe some GI issue (if you can find it) grease for long two storage may help. And storage in a heated or central area where the temperatures are better regulated. Fred

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Re: K98k bayonet rusting need some help

Post by BodhiEtheridge » 16 Jul 2019 02:10

Hello again, I have found a product called “DryCoat” it is a rust prevention spray and i was wondering if it would be okay to use on the bayonets handle (not the Bakelite) and the scabbard?

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