Original WW1 era French M1916 LE VENGEUR (the Avenger) fighting knife made circa 1916 by S. Scarce 1st model without the steel collar under the guard. This exact type is illustrated in "French Knives During World War One" reference book by Christian Mary (see the scan attached). Excellent condition for the type - no rust/edge nicks on the blade; it's razor-sharp still; the tip is intact. The dagger is about 11-1/8 / 28.3 cm overall; dual-edge blade is about 6-3/4 / 17.2 cm; ricasso is stamped S.
Original redwood handle with the lugnut in the pommel and iron crossguard; all parts are tight. "Star/letter B" arsenal acceptance mark on the guard.
Rare factory metal scabbard with the original gun-blue finish; excellent overall condition. WW1 France SGCO M1916 dagger LE VENGEUR-the Avenger Fighting Knife orig scabbard. Classic WW1 era French Army model M1916 LE VENGEUR. Fighting dagger/trench knife made circa 1916 by S. This exact type is illustrated on pages 203-212 in the excellent French reference book.Knives During World War One. (see the book's scan in the photos).
These trench daggers were popular with the French infantrymen as they provided to be much handier in the close-quarters fighting than the standard-issue rifle bayonets or sabers. The "Avenger" was a simple tool, but very practical and deadly; the French military used this type well into the late 1950th.
Excellent condition for the type - no rust/edge nicks on the blade; the redwood handle is nice and tight. The dagger is about 11-1/8 / 28.3 cm overall; dual-edge blade is about 6-3/4 / 17.2 cm; ricasso is stamped with the. The blade is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact; no rust on the blade - very rare this nice as these high-carbon blades were prone to corrosion. Original redwood handle with the lugnut in the pommel and a wide iron cross guard. The guard is stamped with the.Arsenal acceptance mark on the underside. The handle is tight with no loose or moving parts. Original hard to find all-metal scabbard is included; the scabbard is in excellent overall condition.
Well over 100 years later, this scarce WW1 French fighting dagger is still in 100% serviceable condition and ready for action. Today most of the surviving WW1 era.Trench knives are in private collections & rarely come up for sale. This type is VERY hard to find these days in better grades. Dont miss your chance to add it to your collection! This rare fighting knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way; 100% original "as is" condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with this lot ; Buyers must be over 18 years of age.
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