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Found this at an antique show today. I am thinking it is a theater made knife from ww1. Any information would be greatly appreciated. What would the approximate value of this type of knife be.

Thanks,

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Greetings Jack,

 

It looks like this knife. http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/mystery_knife_12.htm

Page explains everything but value. I’ve always heard them referred (as stated in the link) to as the OSS Drop Knife.

 

Regards,

 

Lance

“With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.”

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There are three "OSS Knuckle Knives" on Bill Stone's website ( http://ewstoneknife.com/ ).

 

The one on the home page was made using the blade from an 1873 US Springfield Bayonet. I think he's taking offers on that one.

 

The two on the For Sale page were made with long Patton blades. He has those marked at $400 ea.

 

HTH.

GB

 

 

 

 

 

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Blades were made from the bayonets that were for the trapdoor sprinfield rifle(s)

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Lance,

Thanks for the information. I only paid $15 and the knife had a very interesting look to it.

Jack

You are very welcome.

 

Regards,

 

Lance

“With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.”

Otto von Bismarck.

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