Original German WWII Wood Handle Trench Fighting Knife with Steel Boot Scabbard

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Fitted with a single-edged spear point blade, this is an original German WWII Nahkampfmesser close fighting knife, with a great "boot" scabbard. This basic design was used by Imperial German in WWI, and was popular during WWII as well. Many WWI knives were even reissued for WWII, however this definitely is a WWII production example.

In very good lightly used condition, this knife has a smooth wooden grip secured by three rivets. Grip scales are in very good condition, with no cracks or major chips, and a nice color. The blade is full length on the bottom of the blade, while the top has a false edge. The blade has been used a bit, but does not look to have been sharpened since the factory grind. There are some scratches and honing marks near the edge, as well as a few areas of light staining. The blade surface has almost all of the original factory final polish crossgrain. Overall length is 11 1/4 inches with a 6 3/4 inch blade. No markings are present on the ricasso, except for the letter S.

The knife comes in an genuine rolled steel WWII scabbard with a spring steel "boot" clip on the back, which would allow attachment to the the side of a boot or to a belt. This style of attachment held by pressure, and could also be mounted on other parts of the uniform. The finish on the scabbard is very good, with just a bit of crazing and wear, without any dents.

No identifiable markings markings but 100% original, a very example for display in any quality German edged weapons collection.

Blade Length: 6 3/4"
Blade Style: Single Edged Spear Point Knife with Upper False Edge
Overall length: 11 1/4“
Crossguard: 2 3/16”
Scabbard Length: 7" with Boot/Belt Clip

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