As for such great country with military history Austro-Hungary produced only a few distinctive bayonets model. I do not take into account socket bayonets.
Werndl rifle bayonetsFirst there were yatagans. The first was Lorenz 1864 Jaeger Stutzen, produced by Blackmann or Jung. Unfortunately I have none, it is a rare bayonet. Then ensued 3 models for Werndl rifles. Model 1867, 1870 and 1873. All were manufactured in regular and NCO (non comissioned officer) versions. The NCO hilt had special loop on the pommel, where the knot was fixed. Models 1867 and 1870 initially appeared in long version around 720mm, which were later shortened. Few long ones survived, probably more 1867 then 1870. Model 1873 was produced in one final lenght of 605mm. Some of this bayonets were later adapted for Mauser 1888.
The picture on the left shows the whole family, from above: Werndl 1867 with characteristic ball on the crossguard, then long version of 1870, then short version of M1870 NCO, then M1873 with internal catch spring and the last one for comparision is Mannlicher 1885.
The last Austrian yatagan was model 1885 or 1886 for Mannlicher rifle. They were a bit lighter then Werdnls had similar blade and identical scabbard as Kropatschek yatagan mede by Steyr for Portugal. This bayonets are rare. They also had NCO variant.
Then came the era of knife bayonet. This was initially Mannlicher M1888 and soon later Mannlicher 1895 which was similar in design but generally smaller and lighter. This bayonets had been produced in tremendous amounts for many years, and was main bayonet of Austro-Hungarian army during WWI. In this years there were also M1895 ersatz, which were probably the most primitive pieces of steel for killing.
After some time I can add a picture of the whole family on unshortened Werndls.
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