They were made of altered 1918 knuck knife handles and british fs blades. M1918 mark i trench knife is easily identifiable due to its large brass knuckle style guard and grip. It was developed for use in the horrific trench warfare that typified the stalemate on the western front during. The 7inch 420 stainless steel blade has a daggerstyle blade profile for easy slicing and penetration at the tip. The mark one was a true knife, with a 6 34 double edged dagger blade. Theres a person with a complete trench knife with the same handle on rubylne.
The distinguishing feature of this knife is the knuckle guard, intended to protect the fingers and add force to a strike during handtohand combat. Jun 01, 2005 new models continuously appear, and collectors have made knuckle dusters and knuckle knives a legitimate focus for their interests and efforts. This replica 1918 us knuckle duster trench knife is one devastating tool. Excellent landers, clark and frary m1918 pattern knuckle knife. A rather unusual knuckle guard adaptation with a third pattern blade. Knuckles butterfly knife black this is the ideal butterfly knife for actual combat use. Gents, it seems that there are several types, and makers, of 1918 us knuckle knives. The handle was actually made of cast bronze, which used a conical steel nut to hold the blade in. The blade is constructed of 1045 surgical steel and the knife features a steel frame and a linerlock mechanism.
Hello, offers an appraisal, evaluation, rating, valuation, estimate, history, general information, approximate value or assessment service of your knife or knife collection for either personal use or your insurance company. The handle is made of cast bronze and uses a conical steel nut to hold the blade in place. With the knuckle duster like grip that is marked 1918 u. Ww1 1918 brass knuckles knife vintage real for sale. Model 1918 mark i trench knife was the second major knuckle knife to be officially adopted and issued to the us military. At first glance it appears to be a typical model of 1918 mk 1 knuckle knife. Mar 10, 2010 original wwi us army trench knives 19171918 knuckle knife collection. Are there any specific things that need to be checked. Original wwi bolo knife us model 1917 dated 1918 in excellent condition.
Most book stores will have knife collecting books that show values for these. Trench knife, it comes with a 7 day inspection period. My inlaws were having some tile work done in their house and one of the workmen had this knife in his tool box. Knuckle knives of the second world war by greg aloisio. With solid metal construction they make your fist rock solid. This original wwi issue mark 1 trench dagger has the brass knuckle grips, sixsided butt nut skull cracker, and measures 11 34 inches overall length with a two. Whether this mark was a makers mark or simply a motto is not known. A very good original au lion french made for american soldiers 1918 trench knife, with an original scabbard, usually not found with a knife. Here are some pictures provided by the seller, the son of the wwii vet that brought the knife home from the war in 1946. Based on the old design from the time of its namesake, it has an overall length of 11.
The handle is made in the shape of knuckle busters designed for delivering strikes. The knives were also produced in france and are marked with the usual 1918 and us marks, as well as au lion on the blade. May 07, 2009 i have an opportunity to add a french made au lion m1918 mark i trench knife to my collection and wanted opinions regarding its authenticity, condition, and relative value. We can also research your cutlery for historical, age and patent information. This lot features a wwi brass knuckle trench knife. Bayonet trench knife, brass knuckle duster grip, marked u. Price check on au lion m1918 mark i trench knife edged. Hard cover, large format, 346 pages with some never before seen vintage photos. In 1918, major eugene mcnary of the aef designed and patented a new knife named the us mark one. It comes with a leather sheath that can be hooked onto the belt with a loop. This has been in my family since, this is a rare version without for sale by ssgt story usmc on gunsamerica 914860343. Ill get a better photo eventually since this one is kind of fuzzy. The mark i trench knife is an american trench knife designed by officers of the american expeditionary force aef for use in world war i.
Want to feel a little more secure walking to your car at night. Not only does this provide a solid grip to the wielder but also allows for another combat option in close quarters. Many people call this knife the 1918, since the 1918 date is cast into the handle, along with the makers initials. The 1918 trench knife is an accurate and impressive replica of the us military original. I have a 1918 us military trench knife brass handle evidently known as a skull crusher handle. The heavy brass handle is stamped with the owners name, pte. Weve replicated this directly from an original with a blued, high carbon steel blade, cast brass knuckle duster grip which has been antiqued to a dark finish and a steel pyramid skull. Most likely sharpened with an arkansas stone to make it razor sharp. Most designs incorporate a special guard that covered the fingers while the u. This was an actual knife, with a 6 34 double edged dagger blade, and a handle made of cast bronze with knuckles. The handle offers a knuckle guard, typical of the trench knife. Trench knife the standard wwi 1918 trench knife for sale is meant as a closequarters implement for direct contact with enemy forces. Incorrectly known as the 1918 brass knuckle knife, this was actually the us mark one.
These are in much demand by collectors so dollar values have been skyrocketing. Information provided includes the identification of fighting knives and pricing of fighting knives. What is the value of a 1918 world war 1 trench knife with. The lion image is stamped just above the au lion mark. I thought i would show this one that i received as a gift last year. Before deciding to go with the aluminum handles kevin parsons made a couple of the brass handle ones. Ill get a better photo eventually since this one is kind of. Brass knuckles for sale buy from a huge selection of. Do not sell it until you have a better feel for actual value. The pommel has a heavy duty pointed surface for striking down. We offer one of the best selection of brass knuckles around. Jan 07, 2007 gents, it seems that there are several types, and makers, of 1918 us knuckle knives.
This trench fighting knife was made in france for the u. Brass knuckles company 1918 wwi trench knife black 1918 wwi trench knife black 1918 wwi trench knife 12 overall metal sheath, leather strap black handle. Tom reynolds in the john sturges movie never so few carried a model 1917 triangular bladed trench knife. Selling to a private individual unless the knife is long out of production and rare expect 75% of what new sells for not necessarily 75% of retail. Original wwi us army trench knives 19171918 knuckle knife collection duration. Original wwi bolo knife us model 1917 dated 1918 in.
Unfollow brass knuckles knife to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. What really stands out about the 1918 trench knife is the brass colored handle with builtin knuckle dusters. Levines guide to knives and their values by bernard levine is a good starting point, big book of pocket knives. This is an eraly version of the us army bolo knife. What really stands out about the 1918 trench knife is the brasscolored handle with builtin knuckle dusters. Manufactured by blacksmith village which was well known for producing bolo knives during wwi and wwii. Roan on one side, and 1944 and a nongovernmental broad arrow on the other side. Were trench knives with brass knuckles regulation weapons. While the prices are typically outdated and low, itll at least give you a starting point. Lee marvins character the sergeant in samuel fullers the big red one carried a mk. Knife appraisals or evaluations are free to our customers. The lugs on the thick brass guard are made from acorn nuts. This knife is a historically accurate replica of the u.
High quality brass knuckles for sale do you need to add some power to your punch. They proved to be too heavy and he decided to go with the aluminum. This knife is a historically accurate replica of the us 1918 trench knife. Brass knuckles for sale buy from a huge selection of real. World war 1world war ii mark 1 trench knuckle knife. The mark i trench knife was an american trench knife designed for use in world war i. Original finish, no rust or pitting on metal, canvas and leather.424 1452 397 30 455 60 1551 1068 1527 732 1030 1522 197 1294 907 1490 1176 1026 884 1513 336 1247 487 1532 756 1260 1544 1690 901 749 742 1506 1237 21 37 1029 275 1503 461 1287 1064 134 577 95 1393 1372