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Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:30 am
by vandle
Picked up this Swiss Saw Back recently with the early leather scabbard.
Later versions had the full steel scabbard.

The muzzle ring is 14mm in dia so it will only fit the K11 and K31 carbines.
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Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:20 am
by vandle
View of Bayonet Grip

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Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:23 am
by vandle
View of Blade Groove

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Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:25 am
by vandle
Top view of Saw teeth

They are quite sharp, my finger can vouch for that

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Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:27 am
by vandle
View of Leather Scabbard

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Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:28 am
by vandle
View of Scabbard Tip

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Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:30 am
by vandle
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Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 am
by vandle
View of Frog

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Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:36 am
by vandle
View of 1914 Bayonet Tip

Next view is the 1906 Bayonet view for comparison

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Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:40 am
by vandle
1906 Blade Tip
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Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:05 am
by steamer
Congrats on your acquisition - I think those are some of the most fearsome looking bayonets ever made.

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:54 am
by indy1919a4
Wow. that puts the willies in me looking at the screen.. How firm is that Leather scabbard, is it bendable? or is the leather just a covering for a metal inner body.. And like you need to be told :) .. that whole set up is beautiful..

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:57 pm
by vandle
These bayonets are quite large and heavy in comparison to many. Makes the carbine a little muzzle heavy.
The quality of manufacture is up there with their rifles they are fitted to.
The main difference between the 1906 and 1914 is in the blade tip as you can see in the pics

The leather scabbard is quite rigid due to the rib stitched along the length and the thickness of the leather.

Yep, i would not like to be prodded with it.

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:11 pm
by Zeliard
Congrats! Those cost almost as much as the rifle some places.

Re: Swiss 1914 Saw Back

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:32 pm
by vandle
You are right Zeliard, they are not a cheap Bayonets but well made.

I have a bayonet now for all my Swiss Rifles .
One that eludes me is the 1899 Crucible Bayonet.