I could happily live with it.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
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I am with Ade I also could happily live with it
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Me too. Very nice trench knife and good pics too!
Thanks for showing.
I too would be ok with this one. A bit rusty, but still nice.........!
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)...
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.
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, I even saw "crank- handles" without any maker marks, also, some of this weapons without acceptance mark !