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Is this an Authentic trench knife or a reproduction?

Article about: [ATTACH][ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH]I am trying to see if anyone can tell if this is an actual WW1 German trench knife or a reproduction. Besides the etchings it has no makers mark on it.

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    Gday mate,
    Your boot knife is similar to this WW1 original posted some months back.

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    A good one I would think.

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    Thanks for the response!

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    For the life of me I cant see why a German trench knife would be depicting George slaying the Dragon, I think its a real knife but someones added a totally non-sensical etching at some time, but i would'nt have thought this was done during the period

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    It could be a pictorial Interpretation of the Teutonic fable of Beowulf slaying the dragon?
    Welcome to the forum OSS.

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    I am with Dave good boot knife but the dragon would have been done later probably none german maded.
    Not something I have seen before
    chris

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    knife=good....etching=post
    William

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    It looks worth checking into it a bit further OSS. A one of a kind I would imagine. It looks real nice, hold on to it. Ron

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    This identical etching,I remember seeing on tourist knives in the 60's-sometimes with the knight on the blade as this one is and an aluminum grip with an eagle pommel-sometimes not. Absolutely, this is not a war time or military knife. I actually had one of these!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    The picture on the blade HAS to be German, whether it's a post-war tourist item or a genuine trench knife. I'm pretty sure it's a picture of Siegfried slaying the Dragon from the Nibelungenlied.

    It really doesn't get much more German than that

    Rob

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