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Rare 1917 Trench knife variant

Article about: New acquisition for my trench knife collection! From what I've read on other sites, this knife, with the 7 pyramids on the knuckles are pretty hard to come by. Let alone for 150 bucks! Shoul

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    New acquisition for my trench knife collection!
    From what I've read on other sites, this knife, with the 7 pyramids on the knuckles are pretty hard to come by. Let alone for 150 bucks!
    Should be gettin' it in the mail soon...
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    With scabbard and original 9 inch blade, the knife by Landers, Frerry and Clark like yours would sell here in the US for between $350 and $450, depending on condition and if it has a scabbard.

    Sorry, I am afraid that the L.F.&C contract is the most common of the M1917 knives followed by ACC. The scarce (rare!) ones are by Henry Diston & Sons and Oneida Community Limited and they can sell for much higher prices, again, depending on condition and completeness.

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    Yes, I know the lf&c ones are abundant but It is the ones with the 7 pyramids that may be more scarce than the 5 pyramid variants. Although I just may be talking out of my ass here since I really have no experience here. Maybe my choice of the word (rare) was not quite the right choice. Thanks for the input!

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    Greetings Jonobo,

    It appears your rare(er) variantís price was so reasonable, because its blade was shortened (possibly broken off and re-tipped; a fairly common issue with this series of knives). That change/modification greatly impacts its value on the collectorís market, but can be one of those items which is a placeholder until you find a better conditioned replacement.

    Regards,

    Lance

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