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Old 03-02-2016, 06:17 PM
Xxarchetypexx Xxarchetypexx is online now
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Default Trench knife

I know there are a lot of fakes out there. Any chance this is a cleaned up trench knifle?

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Old 03-02-2016, 07:01 PM
RedSpecial RedSpecial is offline
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I vote repro. The blade looks too new/clean and it doesn't look to have the same thickness as my original M1918. To me the font looks different and not as deeply struck and under M1918 has the manufacturer (L.F. & C. - 1918) markings. The nut at the end also looks wrong.
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:03 PM
ebeeby ebeeby is offline
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Pictures 5 and 7 have the right color. Color of other photos is wrong but could just be your camera.
It has been recently ground on, but that by itself doesn't disqualify it.
I have 10 examples here to compare - not wild about the U.S.1918 but again #5 and 7 look right. I guess I would have to have more/different photos.
If it is a repro it is a very good one.
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Old 03-02-2016, 08:00 PM
Dollar Bill Dollar Bill is offline
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The tang-to-handle fit looks way too poor to be an original IMHO.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:38 AM
Bayonet Bayonet is offline
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I cannot say for certain without having it in my hands, but will vote for reproduction from the photos. That handle marking should be on a AuLion marked blade.
"Then, Sir, we shall give them the bayonet" Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:46 AM
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I vote repro. Looks exactly like a copy that I bought way back around 1980. Does the blade feel "tinny"?
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:03 PM
kalski kalski is offline
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Old topic I know but definitely a repro. I bought and still have the exact same one in 1987 for $15.

But it is a far better repro than current offerings on the market.
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:22 PM
Inertord Inertord is online now
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:01 PM
ffox999 ffox999 is offline
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Yeah i think this is repro because the blame looks too new and clean but the handle look original and it might have been removed from another blade.
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