WW1 Germany Kampfmesser fighting knife trench dagger in original metal scabbard. Clean blade with tip intact; great overall condition.
Original WW1 era German Army fighting dagger – classic circa 1915-1916 full-tang construction Kampfmesser (close combat knife) trench knife with wood handle scales, forged curved iron guard, and original metal scabbard. This type is illustrated on page 93 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 page scan in the photos).
This fighting knife is in better than average condition – no pitting, dings or nicks on the blade; the tip is intact. The dagger is about 10-1/8” / 25.7 cm overall; the blade is about 5-1/2” / 14 cm. The blade is completely unmarked; it is pretty sharp still; the tip is intact; VERY rare this nice. Original varnished wood handle scales are nice and tight; the dagger is solid with no loose parts. Original metal scabbard; leather belt hanger was field-repaired; the leather is soft an supple still. Great overall condition with about 60% of the original black finish remaining.
After 100 plus years this WW1 Germany Kampfmesser fighting knife trench dagger with original scabbard is still in 100% serviceable condition; it’s in excellent shape, considering the age. Today most of the surviving WW1 era Kampfmesser knives are in private collections & rarely come up for sale. Don’t miss your chance to add this original WW1 Germany Kampfmesser fighting knife trench dagger to your collection!
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