World War 1 German 'Ersatz' Bayonet (Ersatzseitengewehr 88/98). 'Ersatz' (substitute) bayonets were made in Germany during the early years of World War I, because there weren't enough regulation bayonets to equip the rapidly expanding army. Ersatz bayonets were manufactured in local workshops, resulting in many variations. The bayonet is having a steel grip, complete with original sheet metal scabberd. The bayonet comes with a post-war replacement leather frog as found together, I kept it on and will include it for free with the bayonet. The bayonet looks to have been cleaned once but is in overall good condition. Rare original example in good used condition!