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When founded after WWII the Israeli military bought  (obtained) a lot of military equipment via Czechoslovakia. This included ex German 84/98 bayonets that the Israelis modified by the addition of muzzle rings, leading to Israeli marked bayonets still with their original WWII German markings. The local Kibbutz's also made a copy of the 84/98 which can be identified by the prolific Hebrew inscriptions, the lack of the German markings and the poorer quality of the manufacture.

M1949
 
Total length = 515mm  Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  21.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  
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Yugoslavian long M1924 used by Israel, has Israel army mark on hilt

 

Jugo BT3 marks

 

Partial Israeli mark on pommel

M1949 Jugo long M24
 
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  

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Yugoslavian M24 long with Israeli defense force marking on hilt

M1949 Czech VZ24
 
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  

Czechoslovak VZ24 with Israeli army acceptance marks on crossguard and frog stud. Israel bought large numbers of weapons from Czechoslovakia during the original 1949 war of independence

M1949 Belgian M24
 
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  
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M1949 Belgian Export 

 

Israeli stamp on Belgian blade 

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M1949 converted from a German 98k bayonet 

 

Muzzle ring added to German Mauser 

 

M1949 84/98 clone
 
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  

1949 German 84/98 Clone made from locally sourced materials, Israel also used German issue 84/98's with added muzzle rings

 

Ricasso markings in Hebrew show 49 model/date. Blade is made from recycled rail track and is crudely made, shape is not the same as the German 84/98 although grips etc. are copies

 

 

Frog stud has Star of David and Army acceptance marks

 

Pommel has serial number

These blades are commonly called M49's however a translation of the three lines of  Hebrew on the blade

 

Bayonet Mk.IA. Manufacturer 101.1949

The scabbard´s is  marked: Scabbard Mk.IA. Manufacturer 101.1949
thanks to members of the gunboards forum for the translation

M1949 with added Knuckle bow
 
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  

M49 model with knuckle bow between cross guard and pommel. This one is interesting in that it has wooden grips, most of this pattern M49 seem to have composite grips. Aging of bow and other metals are similar so modification is probably period.

M1949 Belgian export
 
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  

Belgian Export bayonet modified for Israeli use

 

Army acceptance mark on Belgian blade

 

UK No6
 
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  
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No6 

UZI lamp
 
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  
Light unit to be mounted on Uzi using existing bayonet attachment