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    Hello Guys,
    Need help with this one.
    Saw this in an antique/ Militaria shop today. Owner claims it is right and another collector produced his with a similar length of blade.
    The blade is around 12" in length and the maker is CASE.
    The handle is LF&C
    I have never seen a knife like this with a long blade and don't know if it is a battlefield modification or a wrong one altogether.
    It is still in the shop so any thoughts please let me in on them

    Regards

    Jim
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    Tha blade should be 6.75", but only 3 companies made these:
    Landers, Frary & Clark 'LF&C', Henry Disston & Sons 'HD&S'
    and Oneida 'OCL' plus the French made 'Au Lion'.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hi Jim

    There is a thread about these on the forum somewhere, and can I find the link, can I hell!
    This type did exist, and its just what it says on the label - whether this is a "good un" though, I couldnt tell you mate!

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Hi Jim, never seen one marked to Case before. At best this is modified by the owner. I don't think it is any kind of official production, as Steve says, these were only made by a handful of companies.

    How is the blade secured to the hilt? I cannot see a pointed nut as usually seen?

    The blade fit to the duster is a bit of a concern.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hello Ade,
    The tang fits into the handle just how far I don,t know.
    It is not a very neat fit as you can see a small gap between the blade and the handle on one side.
    You are right there is not a nut on the top ithas been removed and is very smooth.
    as i said the owner of the shop claimed a regular customer and collector was going to buy it until he brought his own in to compare and said he had the same length of blade on his?????
    I informed him i had never seen a blade of that length before.
    Regards

    Jim

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    trench knife... , the numbers are not sharp & straight on handle ?

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    Yep, Model 1918 trench knife, however I have read in one of Bernard Levine's books the ones marked CASE XX are fakes.

    Regards.

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    It is modified with a different blade.

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    I guessed it was a fake but you can never be sure it was a one off.
    Thanks for all the comments.

    Reghards

    Jim

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    The handle might be original, but the blade is fake, newer model, and you can see the gap between the blade, and the handle, originals were never that sloppy, or poorly constructed..

    Brian

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