I havent really been buying lately. Not that I didnt want to, just didn't really come across anything that sparked my interest. I went to the flea market today and came across what I believe is a WWI trench knife, possibly WWII. I saw a nearly identical one in another thread which leads me to believe it is WWI. The story of this knife goes that it was picked up by a WWII vet, sold to someone and then sold to the man I bought it from. It appears the vet replaced the let hanger with his own, as the wear on the leather does not match the wear of the knife. The blade appears to be quite clean and I dont think it was ever sharpened. So besides the replaced leather and the paint loss on the scabbard I would say its in pretty good shape. I'd love to hear some opinions on the knife. Am I on the right track or did I miss the mark completely?
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I forgot to mention the blade is unmarked, which would lead me to believe it is very early or very late make.