My first k98- 41ASW with minty blade

A matched 41 ASW, made by E.u.F Horster in 1941 it would seem. The bade appears to have its original bluing and is in such pristine shape I doubt it ever saw service. The but plate is perfect with no dings or dents. Scabbard is clean and appears to have original paint with wearing where the frog was.

Only runner marks, and I cleaned up the drags and waxed with ren-wax to eliminate that grindy sound that was occurring upon insertion/removal. The locking button work great and also has a matching SN. What I do not like is that the maker stamp is weak and the “W” is hard to make out.

Also, the scabbard and knife are both marked with the number “68″. Anyone know if that is a group assignment or what?

And here are the pics:

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