I really appreciate your responses. I am already diving into the information you all have provided.

That sure is an excellent link about Trench knives! I love this club and for years it has always steered me in the right direction.

Sorry Phil, that someone stole your 1918.... Man that makes me grit my teeth. I hate thieves.

I have some great information to dig through. For sure i will be asking the club on authenticity when i find "the one"!