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any info on this knife?

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:44 pm
by terryl308
The local va officer has this in his office and wondered if I had any info for him. Took a couple of photos with my phone but dont have much info for you. It looks like a M3 trench knife blade but has a 3 rivet wooden handle which looks like oak. The only marking I can see is a "S" on the tang and it has a black metal sheath with no more markings. I know that's not much to go on but hope someone can give me an educatated guess on what it is? thanks, Terry ::shrug::

Re: any info on this knife?

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:27 pm
by cottage hill bill
Looks like German issued fighting knife (not my area of expertise). Try asking here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1488680011383786/ or here https://www.greatwarforum.org/forum/151 ... r-weapons/

Re: any info on this knife?

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:47 pm
by terryl308
thanks, cottage hill bill, I checked with a military collector at a gun show this weekend and he said he thought it was a ww1 german boot knife, so I think your right on also. They also made the same blade for ww2 but he thought they had bakelite type handle instead of wood. I appreciate your response thanks, Terry ::handshake::