Item:
ONSV1110

Original German WWI Trench Fighting Knife with Ribbed Grips & Repaired Scabbard

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an very good example of an original trench fighting knife with scabbard, as used by the Germans in WWI. The design features a full tang with an all wood ribbed hilt secured by two pins. The knife has a single edged drop point knife of 5 3/4", with a false edge on the top. The blade is not marked, but it is very similar to the knives made by DEMAG of Duisberg.

The condition of the blade is good, with the expected wear from service and age. It looks to have been sharpened several times, and has definitely seen extensive use. The very tip is broken off, and currently the blade is relatively dull. The blade buffer is still present and in great shape, and the "S" shaped cross guard is still intact, with an extension on the lower side.

The knife comes in an genuine rolled steel World War One scabbard with leather belt loop. The finish on the scabbard is about 80% intact, with some crazing and wear, as shown. The original belt loop must have fallen off some time ago, and was replaced with a much more recent leather example, probably after the knife saw further service during WWII.

A very nice example for display in any quality German edged weapons collection.

Specifications:
Blade Length: 5 3/4"
Blade Style: Single Edged Knife with Drop Point False Edge
Overall length: 10 1/4“
Crossguard: 2 1/8”
Scabbard Length: 6 1/4 with Belt Loop

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