Knife Bayonet for Krag-Jørgensen rifle
During 1943-44 the German occupation forces produced simplified Krag Jørgensen bayonets at Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk in Norway. It was produced not less than 34,220 bayonets there in this periode, but a significant smaller number of rifles was produced. Among the produced rifles was the so called “Stomperudkrag” (600 pieces)
Because of low work ethics was this rifle like the wartime produced bayonets of low quality. This simplified Krag Jørgensen bayonet was roughly machined, without serial numbering and was missing the ball (chape) on the scabbard.
The bayonets is marked with a simplified crowned K. This simplified K was only used for the wartime produced bayonets.
Some of the bayonets are stamped with waffenamtkode WaA84 for Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk.
The german occupation forces used the designation Seitengewehr 102(n) on the bayonet.
The bayonet was carried both with the normal bayonet frog and a modified Belgian frog.