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WW1 French butchers blade. 1915? Trench knife.

Article about: Hey guys. Just got this Knife and have been told by an expert that it could be a French butchers blade used in WW1. Have looked around and have found some info. *KNIFE- FIGHTING, WWI butcher

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    Thumbs up WW1 French butchers blade. 1915? Trench knife.

    Hey guys.
    Just got this Knife and have been told by an expert that it could be a French
    butchers blade used in WW1.
    Have looked around and have found some info.

    *KNIFE- FIGHTING, WWI butcher blade type, the first fighting knives issued to troops in 1915,. 11" overall w/boot shaped grip (as most of these style have) made of antler and brass mounted, 6-1/2" small clip point, "Batisse" inside "man in moon" trademark logo. Blade has normal dark blemishes from carrying in weather, rates VG-EXC. See page 332 of Vol 2 on French Army by Mirouse/Derlele) for this knife.

    My knife is also 11", but has a dark wooden handle.
    Will post pics of my knife and pics of the knifes I've found online.
    It also came with a scabbard. WWI or WWII?
    Made of metal and has a little bit of forest green paint still on it.
    Country and type?

    Thanks to Richie who put me onto the right track.

    Danger.
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    Can anyone confirm this?
    I've been hunting and have contacted an American dealer selling one of these right now.
    Scabbard isn't a match, wonder what type and country it comes from?
    cheers.

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    Hi, Danger !

    The sheath is matching to an Austrian-hungarian fighting knife M1917, aka "Sturmmesser"

    Cheers,
    R.

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    Hi Reibert,

    Thanks mate!!
    Not a bad pair then...

    Cheers

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