Swiss bayonet M1918 (Schmidt-Rubin) Elsener Schwyz with frog
A very nice Swiss bayonet M1918 (Schmidt-Rubin) made by the Elsener Schwyz.
The blade is numbered 601847 and has the makers mark. The cross-guard has on the bottom a Swiss cross marking and a circle.
The scabbard has been blued but painted over in the past, that paint has been lost on some places.
Frog is stamped with an "A" inside a shield, and with the maker JOS.ERNI Sattler, Hellbühl 22 (year 1922)
Blade length 30 cm
Overall length 43 cm
As with other Swiss bayonets they were only given to the military with a matching numbered rifle.
Bayonet makers were:
- Elsener Schwyz (until 1949)
- Elsener Schwyz Victoria (from 1949 and later)
Bayonet was used on the following rifles:
Schmidt-Rubin carabine model 1911
Schmidt-Rubin carabine model 1931
Schmidt-Rubin carabine model 00/11