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US Model 1917 Knuckle Knife by A.C. Co
Number 3 Model 1917 Knuckle Knife marked "A.C. Co U.S.A. 1917" ( American Cutlery Company". The knuckle / cross guard showing only traces of its original blackened finish, the remainder mostly smooth and dark and small areas of light rust. Walnut grip with a few small scattered dents. The blade showing about 50% original blued finish the rest the result of runner wear. Scabbard leather with tight stitching and minor wear to the green finish. Iron mounts mostly smooth and dark with minor scattered surface rust. The lower mount pin shows remains of old glue.
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