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World War I Trench Knife

Period:
20th Century
Description:
German trench knives like this were simple, single bladed daggers and looked very similar to ones used in the second world war also.   This one, like most, has a sturdy metal sheath but is designed to fit the barrel of a mauser rifle and be used as a bayonet.
Place of Production:
Germany
Materials/Media:
steel, wood, leather
Dimensions:
6" blade
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
KIMMG:1994/30/1
Digital Number:
EAAM111n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council