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Imperial German WW1 Fighting Knife - Officer Model?

Article about: Gentlemen, would the below qualify as a sound Officer version Imperial fighting knife? Chromed birdhead pommel and guard with false bayonet lock button. Steel scabbard has traces of the blac

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    Sorry, I´m not collecting imperial sword´s, but, there´re some German WWI bayo´s left, (out of my former bayonet collection).

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    Could I see some?
    I'm actually looking for a good S98/05 WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER dated 1916 complete with frog & matching (Waffenfabrik-marked) scabbard.
    Also looking for a good DEMAG Crank Handle Bayo./Fighting Knife

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    Reibert is right.....you can make any knife an officer's by adding a Portepee!

    CCMJR

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    Quote by CCMJR View Post
    Reibert is right.....you can make any knife an officer's by adding a Portepee!

    CCMJR
    That´s not correct in every case ...

    The portepee, (the Troddel), was the sign of the unit, (COY, Arty or Infantry, Cavalry, motorized, and so on), of the particular Regiment.

    Heres´s a "Grabendolch Modell 16", (trench knife, 1916 pattern).
    I was told, the Portepee´s showing the colours of an machine-gunner´s unit.

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    This Grabendolch you just posted is also referred to as the 'Crank Handle' Fighting Knife/Bayonet, isn't it?

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    Quote by Reibert View Post
    That´s not correct in every case ...

    The portepee, (the Troddel), was the sign of the unit, (COY, Arty or Infantry, Cavalry, motorized, and so on), of the particular Regiment.
    Reibert,

    I don't know about the Austrian army, but in the German army a Portepee was an officer's (also higher NCOs, etc.) knot. It was an indication of rank, not the unit. The enlisted man's knot was not referred to as a Portepee.

    CCMJR

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    Quote by RON View Post
    This Grabendolch you just posted is also referred to as the 'Crank Handle' Fighting Knife/Bayonet, isn't it?
    Ja, this "Grabendolch Modell 16" is known as "crank handle" !

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    To be honest with you--and I'm sure you'd agree--I prefer the issued models better (like the Hammesfahr or Demag), especially the crank handle version...
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    Ron, private purchased trench-knives, (not only the KS98-ones !), are very collectible, believe me !

    Here´re some, made by Backhaus:

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    Very nice Reibert; thanks for posting!

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