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is it original mint german I WW trench knife?
Old 08-26-2017, 04:26 AM   #1
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Hello! is it original WW I german trench knife?
IMO looks good, the condition is mint, unfortunately i'm not an expert.. What do you think about this knife?
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:16 AM   #2
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I'm not an expert either. But, it looks like an unmarked private purchase Carl Eickhorn.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:05 AM   #3
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is it a knife from the first war or postwar (post IWW)?
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:46 AM   #4
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This is the same pattern as Hitlerjugend knife. Without insignia, so it's not HJ. Post Ww2 these knifes were in use with west german boy scouts, so I'd say it's one of these. Still a nice knife IMHO.
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Hi Peter,
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Is a WWI officier combat knife w/out dubt.

The "classic" WWI combat knife in our mind is a Sturmtruppe knife with hood grips.

Nice and in good condition.
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This is the same pattern as Hitlerjugend knife. Without insignia, so it's not HJ. Post Ww2 these knifes were in use with west german boy scouts, so I'd say it's one of these. Still a nice knife IMHO.
Do you think is this post WW II production?
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:05 PM   #9
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I also think it is of the WWI era. Not much need for more production of these in the interwar period, as these were plenty still available. During WWI they were practical weapons and symbols of trench warfare combat.

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Do you think is this post WW II production?
This was my first thought. But more experienced guys gave it thumbs up, so I rectify my opinion.
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:38 PM   #11
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