[QUOTE=Reibert;1865706]Not that often seen !
You are correct! Not often seen or even noticed. The DDR 6X3 type I scabbards have rubber insulators with a wide variety of mold marks. They make an interesting sub-collection when collecting Kalashnikov bayonets. Pictured below are my earliest DDR 6X3 bayonets and scabbards. The first one came with a two piece tan hanger and strap, (similar to the Hungarian pattern). The flat top wire cutter pivot on the scabbard designates this one as the first pattern. The second bayonet is the second variation with the tan leather hanger.
The mold make on the earliest insulator is 5998 the second one has the more common 5998 (dot).