WW2 GERMAN FIELD POLICE DRESS BAYONET
Traditional WW2 German Police bayonets were issued to either rural or municipal Police. They were very decorative with scabbards that had polished tips and chapes on the scabbards. The cross guards and scabbards were nearly always stamped with the Police unit markings and were worn for duty on the street and of course for parades.
This style of parade bayonet was issued to the German Army Field Police which is identifiable by its steel scabbard, leather Army frog and the lack of any unit markings on the cross-guard or the scabbard. The handle has the regulation stag horn grips, decorative Eagle head pommel and cross-guard and the police eagle emblem on the stag horn grips. It was not designed to be placed on a rifle so technically it is a knife.
The blade is bright and is maker marked to Alcoso with the scales logo. There is some slight rust marks to the base of the blade as shown in the images that would clean up with some very fine steel wool and polish but I will leave this to the next owner.