scabbard for sword bayonet, sawback, Model 1898/05
Black-painted all-metal Ersatz scabbard. Rimmed mouthpiece secured by single screw bolt through front. Small flat tapered oval frog stud adorned with only two indented horizontal lines on stem and oval base. Body tapers gently for approximately 310 mm and then more sharply. The ellipsoidal ferrule is missing. Walter dates the introduction of "an all steel scabbard" to 1915.