WW1 Germany Hammer Schlaegel fighting knife trench dagger, ebony wood handle, original leather scabbard. Rare type in great overall condition, considering the age.
Original WW1 era German Army Kampfmesser (close combat knife) manufactured by Hammer & Schlaegel in Solingen, German Empire. This is a sturdy trench knife with a bright-finish blade, polished ebony handle, curved iron guard, and original metal-tipped leather scabbard. This type is illustrated on pages 31-33 of the excellent French reference book by Christian Mary Knives and Daggers-Bayonets Used by the German Army During 1914-1945 (see the book’s scans in the photos).
This fighting knife is used but it’s in better than average condition for the type – no pitting, dings or nicks on the blade; the edge is razor-sharp still; needle-like tip is intact. The dagger is about 11-1/8” / 28.2 cm overall; the blade is about 6” / 15.2 cm. Original ebony wood handle scales metal butt cap and S-guard; all parts are solid with no play. Original metal-tipped leather scabbard is in great shape, considering the age. The leather is soft and supple; all original stitching; the keeper is intact. These WW1 era scabbards are actually harder to find than the daggers themselves since very few survived the war. After 100 plus years this attractiveWW1 Germany Hammer Schlaegel fighting knife is in 100% serviceable condition still. It is in great shape overall, considering the age; don’t miss your chance to add this scarce originalWW1 Germany Hammer Schlaegel fighting knife/trench dagger to your collection!
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