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Article about: When these trench knives were issued, they should have at least an acceptance stamp. If not, it's most likely a commercial type... Adler

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    Hi, mates !

    Wanna show you this German trench knife, sadly, obviously, itīs in a very bad shape.

    Guess, this is a Demag.

    Anyway, an quite collectible item !

    Rgds.,

    R.

    P.S.:
    Note the acceptance mark also, this knife is personalized !

    P.P.S.:
    Sorry, for the bad images ...

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    I could happily live with it.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I am with Ade I also could happily live with it

    Eric
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    Me too. Very nice trench knife and good pics too!
    Thanks for showing.

    Regards

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    I too would be ok with this one. A bit rusty, but still nice.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I too would be ok with this one. A bit rusty, but still nice.........!
    Steve, I decided to keep the knife in this condition.

    I like the knife at it is, and, (IMO), it looks pretty good !

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    Hi Reibert,

    It certainly is a collectible trench knife, but I would clean it a little bit. This doesn't mean to polish heavily or so, just cleaning and removing the rust that's building up. You can also treat the wood, just a little bit to let it look alive again... I just say this because imo when you leave it as it is, the rust will go further and the condition will get worse. Preservation is the right thing to do I think...
    That's only my opinion of course...
    Another thing is that this trench knife isn't a Demag at all. The demag trench knives have another crossguard (see pic 1) than yours, the same as you can see on the all metal Demag "kranckhandle" types (see pic 2). The Demag trench knives always have the Demag makers mark on the blade (see pic 3)...

    Adler






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    Quote by Adler View Post
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    Another thing is that this trench knife isn't a Demag at all. The demag trench knives have another crossguard (see pic 1) than yours, the same as you can see on the all metal Demag "kranckhandle" types (see pic 2). The Demag trench knives always have the Demag makers mark on the blade (see pic 3)...
    Hi, thatīs not correct at all !

    Demag manufactured trench knives in various designs, (different crossguards, hilts,...), and not all of them were maker marked !

    For example two Demagīs, showing different crossguards as yourīs.

    BTW, characteristic for unmarked Demagīs, (f.e,. the one, I showed here in this thread), is, (as Iīve been told), that the blade is a little bit "angled" to the tang.

    Best rgds.,

    R.

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    Do'h! I was to hasty with my reply... Of course Demag made all those other models... But nevertheless they should all have that makers mark according to my reference books...
    Anyway, for me it doesn't matter, the most important thing is that you have a nice original trench knife.

    Adler

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    Adler, I even saw "crank- handles" without any maker marks, also, some of this weapons without acceptance mark !

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