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    Hi guys ,

    I came across this long wanted trench knife.
    I was offered a mint/unused example with a more "shiny" scabbard, but preferred this one "been there" thing !
    I hope you like it too :-)
    My question is, can anybody tell me what the small stamp on the reverse side of the blade means ? Is it an "abname"( issue) stamp or ....?

    Mfg
    Marc


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    imperial waf-amt stamp.

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    Greetings Marc,

    We would call the stamp (In this case the letter “C”) an acceptance stamp, it’s known as a “fraktur” mark. It indicates that the item so stamped was accepted by an official inspector as meeting the minimal acceptance standards for the vendor/manufacturer/contractor to receive full payment from the Imperial German Government. Nice knife, thanks for sharing it with us.

    Regards,

    Lance

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    Thanks guys,

    I guess it won't be the last one of its kind in my collection :-)

    Mfg
    Marc
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    Nice original trench knife I used to have a similar one years ago the imperial proof cyper has already been answered nice maker to have Gottlied Hammesfahr I have a couple of Imperial bayonets by this maker. timothy

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    Thanks Timothy ,

    I like it so much, I am considering buying the one in mint condition too ;-)))
    Mfg
    Marc
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    Marc
    very nice knife I love them in that 'been there used' look too its still in great condition imo.

    Eric
    psst don't polish it my friend.

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    Wouldn't dream of any polishing :-)

    It is in good condition IMO too .

    Mfg
    Marc
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    It looks a lot like mine with the wooden handle and all But yours has a legendary makers mark on it!! Cherish .
    Best,

    Jan
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    Wouldn't dream of any polishing :-)

    It is in good condition IMO too .

    Mfg Marc

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    Nice find Marc.
    I would like one to display with my butcher bayonets
    and my 1918 US trench knife.
    gregM
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