U.S. WWI Mark I Trench Knife with Steel Scabbard – Marked LF&C 1918
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New Made Item: Brand new to the market developed for over a year copied directly from an original in the IMA collection! This is a very high quality reproduction of the US WWI issue Mark I trench knife. The Mark I, developed in 1918, has a substantial spiked “brass knuckle” handle, dagger style blade, and steel scabbard. Original Mark I knives in any condition are hard to find and typically cost over $1000. This reproduction will fill the hole in any collection at a fraction of the cost.
– Dagger-style 6 ¾” black steel blade
– Steel Scabbard marked: LF&C 1918
– Brass Spiked Handle marked U.S. 1918 over LF&C 1918
– Comes fully “blacked” like the original issue and will wear down with use exposing the brass handle and steel blade. We wore one down for the photos.
NOTE: Scabbards may be somewhat loose on the blade. They are “adjustable” by pressing a flathead screwdriver in on the indents above and below the belt clips.
The U.S. Mark I Trench Knife was the second major “Knuckle Knife” to be officially adopted and issued to the US military. It was developed for use in the horrific trench warfare that typified the stalemate on the Western Front during the latter part of World War One and saw…