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German WWI Close Combat Knife


German WWI Close Combat Knife


The standard issue bayonets of WWI were found by most troops to be too long and heavy to make a good combat knife, which resulted in 1915 in the development of smaller lighter edged weapons for use in hand-to-hand fighting. The close combat or trench knife saw widespread use during WWI, and came in both ordnance issue and private purchase with numerous variations.


A trench knife with its original metal scabbard and integral leather belt loop. The 145cm blade is in nice maker marked . The natural wooden grips are secured to the blade tang by three small rivets. Eight diagonally-angled grooves are incised to either side. Scabbard still retains its leather belt loop but the snap button strap is partly broken.


In overall good used condition with light-medium signs of age and use. Blade is in very good condition.


Over 100years old fightning knife in still very good condition!!