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#1 cwnorma

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 08:39 PM

Here are some variations for reference purposes:

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#2 cwnorma

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 08:41 PM

More:
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#3 cwnorma

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 08:42 PM

Close up of the OCL markings:

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 01:59 AM

Very nice, and very impressive. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif That's some collection!

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:48 AM

Thanks for posting those pics....we needed a reference on the Model of 1917/1918 Trench knife, especially the OCL since fakes exist of those.

#6 solcarlus

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 12:28 PM

:o I'm KO ;)

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#7 cwnorma

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 03:13 PM

Thanks to all.

It took me a long time to find an OCL, then, BAM! Two in one year.

Sorry, I already sold off the other OCL.

The unmarked ones above are prototypes. The walnut handle one is one of the original knives sent to manufacturers for prototyping and made by HD&S. The oak handled knife is a tool room piece made by Schrade when they were trying to get a government contract for the knife. Both came from a retired Schrade employee.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:29 PM

I didn't see this one up there, so if I may, add to this -- a LF&C "8-pyramid" trench knife.
Apparently they did away with manufacturing these with the extra pyramid on the hand guard pretty early in production to save time and money.

Hope this helps -- these are pretty rare. I sold this one over the summer.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:30 PM

^
Disregard. I didn't look at all the pictures before throwing my 2 cents in!
You got it pretty much covered here!!

#10 cwnorma

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 04:20 PM

Dan,

Actually, to cover all the bases, I need a marked HD&S knife. Anybody got one F/S? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/nerv0003.gif

Chris

^
Disregard. I didn't look at all the pictures before throwing my 2 cents in!
You got it pretty much covered here!!


Edited by cwnorma, 12 September 2007 - 04:21 PM.


#11 Argonauts2

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:44 AM

What are the best ways to identify the reproductions of these trench knives? Are there certain makers that have been copied? When I run across them, everyone of them regardless of the maker and style appear unused and nearly new. Thanks. Joe

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:50 AM

Dan,

Actually, to cover all the bases, I need a marked HD&S knife. Anybody got one F/S? Posted Image

Chris


Here is a marked HD&S. Only trench knife in my collection...Unfortunately, not for sale, however I thought I would ad it as reference....

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