Original WW1 Austro-Hungarian trench knife, fighting dagger. The Austrian "Grabendolch", ("Trench-knife") was officially named:"Österreichisch-ungarisches Kampfmesser Modell 1917". These substantial trench knives were produced for the Austro-Hungarian Armies. And carried throughout the trenches by their Stormtroopers during WW1.
This has a long lightwood birch? The steel crossguard is of elliptical shape and there is a possible government inspection mark to. The top of the crossguard. The blade is plain and double-edged and has what looks like the letters "AW or MA"? The blade has been theatre sharpened and is very clean with no problems except slight pitting at the.This is a solid fighting knife in very good condition for a 100+ year old piece that has been through trench warfare. The item "Antique fighting knife WW1 Austro-Hungary, Vintage Trench dagger" is in sale since Tuesday, October 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Other WWI Original Items".
The seller is "maoritoa" and is located in Auckland City. This item can be shipped worldwide.