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Model 1918 Mark I Trench Knife by L.F. & C.
A very good example of the Model 1918 Trench Knife manufactured by the firm of Landers, Frary & Clark. This example shows the typical loss of the original blackening to the brass knuckles grip. The grip retains all four points to the exterior of the knuckles, and the "skull crusher" pommel point remains intact. The original blackening of the blade remains approximately 25% intact, with most of that being the ricasso area. The blade of the knife is free of nicks, chips, or active rust. The scabbard is painted steel - possibly repainted, unmarked by manufacturer or date, with two welded prongs on one side for attachment to the web belt. The construction of the scabbard, as well as the absence of any markings, indicate that this scabbard was made if France for the "Au Lion" examples of the Mark I knife that the Army had ordered from a French manufacturer. Overall the knife is in excellent used condition.
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