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Can I See Your Trench Knives?

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    My contribution to this thread.

    All have been shown in detail on the forum in the past.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Nice Adrian!
    Do either of the nickel Commandos have an etch on the blade?
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

  2. #22

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    Hi Ralph, the first pattern has the usual "FS" and "Wilkinson Sword" etched panels on the ricasso.

    The first pattern knife is one of my favourite items in my collection. I featured it in more detail here:

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/edged-...history-12171/


    The 2nd pattern is completely plain.

    Cheers, Ade.
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  3. #23

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    My contribution to this thread.

    All have been shown in detail on the forum in the past.

    Cheers, Ade.

    Adrian, I really like that one in the middle of the lot. Is it supposed to be a homemade push-dagger?

  4. #24

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    Thanks for the photos Adrian! If I see corectly, one has the flat ricasso and the other is curved. Here are a few photos of mine. It has a banner on the blade with a name on it. Would you know of any way to find out who it belonged to?
    Ralph.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Ralph, the first pattern has the usual "FS" and "Wilkinson Sword" etched panels on the ricasso.

    The first pattern knife is one of my favourite items in my collection. I featured it in more detail here:

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/edged-...history-12171/


    The 2nd pattern is completely plain.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

  5. #25

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    Quote by Blitzkrieg Bop View Post
    Adrian, I really like that one in the middle of the lot. Is it supposed to be a homemade push-dagger?
    It is. It came from Canada and I believe it dates to WW1.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi Ralph, the echted panel was an option a private purchase buyer could choose. Sadly no way of tracing him. I have seen them carried by US servicemen as well as Brit/Commonwealth troops.

    Only first pattern knives had the flat ricasso. The blades were hand made and expensive, which was one of the reasons the 2nd pattern with a simpler machine made blade came inot being.

    Cheers, Ade.
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  7. #27

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    Thanks Adrian.
    Sorry, I meant to say guard. I realise the earlier ones had the hand made blades with the flat ricasso. I have one, but it is not of the nickel finish.
    Ralph.
    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Ralph, the echted panel was an option a private purchase buyer could choose. Sadly no way of tracing him. I have seen them carried by US servicemen as well as Brit/Commonwealth troops.

    Only first pattern knives had the flat ricasso. The blades were hand made and expensive, which was one of the reasons the 2nd pattern with a simpler machine made blade came inot being.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

  8. #28

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    Ade, Ralph,
    Great commando blades. My very first real collectable knife was a FS 3rd pattern.
    I think I bought it when I was maybe 15 years old. (wow--40 years ago)

    Here are my ww1 fighters--
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    gregM
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    My FS knives. Nothing special, no 1st patterns or etched blades.
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    gregM
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    One last trench knife---
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    gregM
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    myself around.

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