Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.
Nex time you came in Slovenija , take a day off an come to visit me. Maybe some instructor in the mountian school knows me...
Great thread. Thanks for posting all the info, period photos
and knives, Lance and Ralph. There are some real
Over 5K views for this thread… I am humbled and frankly, delighted to see such interest in Central Powers’ knives… many thanks for the views. This week, another unmarked “Leupold” variant with a 146mm long blade. This distinctive variant possesses a fine checkered pattern on its wooden slabs’ handles. As seen on page 32 of Christian Méry’s, German combat knives: 1914-1945. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2011. These checkered styled Leupolds also came in a metal handled variant with a similar patterned checkering upon the grips. This week’s photos are in the “close but no cigar” category, yet they are still worthy of sharing. Until next week, happy hunting!
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It is a very interesting tread
Thanks for all your posts !
Wir kapitulieren niemals !
Fantastic thread! I would like to suggest giving this one a "STICKY"
Thank you Gent's
Your wish is my command Gentleman, a very educational thread that is deserving of such status ! Well done guys, especially the starter of the thread, Lance
Carry on with the good work.........................
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
As the post’s title says, this is another example of the (many available) private purchase fixable trench knife variants to come out during the war. This example is actually beefy enough to serve as a bayonet without being overly fragile (as many similar examples appear). The unmarked blade’s length is 157mm. Until next week and I hope your collection is going well too!
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