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French M1916 Trench Dagger


Like every continental power in the First World War, France responded to the realities of trench warfare by developing a dagger. After the first few years of improvised, field-expedient blades the M1916 Trench Dagger was introduced. Produced by several different French cutlery firms, it consisted of a 7" double-edged blade with a steel cross guard and a turned wood handle. This knife was popular both with French troops and the Americans. The blade shape, with its waisted ricasso was copied by the Americans for the McNary pattern M1918 Mark I trench knife.
This replica has been hand-forged from new 1095 tool steel, hardened and tempered. The handle is of a very French wood, pear and included is a cowhide sheath.
$140 plus $7.50 shipping.
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