Greetings all, I thought I’d share some pictures of two recently acquired variants of the WW1 era Ernst Busch made German Trench Knives. In short, they came in a metal (Steel) handled and wooden handled version. Also included I’ve included a picture from this book http://www.amazon.com/GERMAN-COMBAT-...+combat+knives
showing a WW1 German Soldier wearing one of these style knives. Both scabbards have the standard flower patterned snap stamped keepers and neither has button holes on the rear. One is made of standard grade leather, the darker one is made from a pebbled textured economy leather.
Oddly, the steel handled one is only slightly heavier when the pair are held with one in each hand.