M1918 Mark 1 Trench Knife
Guns International #: 101179538 Seller's Inventory #:
Category: Bayonets - Edged Weapons Post 1900
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Member Since: 9/19/17
Last Name: Schechter
Country: United States
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: USPS Money Order only
Everything I've read, and every picture I've seen, and every measurement I can take, says that this is a real L.F & C M1918 Mark 1 knife. In addition to it looking right in all respects, and all of the dimensions being correct, this weighs within 2 grams of the specimen in the Imperial War Museums collection in England (though, to be honest, I do not know whether the forgers go to any trouble to match the weight of their products to the original). My father had quite a collection of bayonets (many of which are being offered for sale), and he knew his real bayonets from the fakes. Still, he was not infallible, so I'm being cautious here.
The blade is in like-it-just-came-out-of-the-factory blackened condition. Most of the chemical blackening of the handle remains, as well. This one's hilt is in its original shape, i.e., it does not have the WW2 modification.
Sadly, I did not find a scabbard in my father's collection.
I've taken pictures of the important parts, but I can provide more upon request. If you have reason to doubt the authenticity of this trench knife, please contact me with the details.
Payment is by USPS Money Order or PayPal. It will ship in a USPS Flat Rate Medium Box.
Thanks for reading, and looking.