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WWI 1918 Au Lion Mark I Trench Knife
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The version of the American Mark I trench knife that was manufactured in France for use by members of the American Expeditionary Force. The blade is 6 1/2 inches long with an overall length of 11 1/2 inches. The ricasso is marked "Au Lion". The blade is relatively bright with indications of sharpening. The rolled steel scabbard has a horizontal dent but it does not impair the ability to insert or remove the knife. Scabbard is missing one prong the other is bent upwards. Overall very good field used condition.