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US 1917 trench knife

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    This is my 1917 US L.F.& C. trench knife. This knife was made to do only one thing. I dont even know why they call it a knife. Some US troops carried these in WWII most given to them by there fathers who carried them in WWI or so the stories go


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    Brutal weapon.

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    Hi Gary, indeed, a very effective killing weapon. A spike is much better than a blade. It will leave a pucture wound which is harder to close and penetrate through heavy clothing easier. Gory stuff.

    I used to own one almost identical to yours.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Gary,
    What a great piece for your collection, and i should think getting harder to find a good one. thanks for showing it.
    dave.

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    Quote by RH1941 View Post
    This knife was made to do only one thing. I dont even know why they call it a knife. Gary
    That is one of the things I like about these. They were not meant
    to open ration tins or cut tent pegs. These were made with only
    one thing in mind.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Dave Yes they are getting hard to find. Greg I agree no tent pegs made with this knife.Great for making the holes to put the pegs in. Gary

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    Expect a very painfull,if not deadly wound depending on location,excellent condition..thanks for sharing

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    I dont think I would like to be punched with it either. Gary

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    The original specifications issued by the government specifically mentioned that the knife should be capable of penetrating German overcoats.

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    Eagle that is a good specification for a knife. I hope they didnt waste alot of time on coming up with that spec. Gary

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