1918 U.S. Trench Knife Model - MARK 1 ‘AU LION’

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A real ‘Mauler’, this combat fighting knife developed by the American Expeditionary Force, was contracted to U.S. and French manufacturers. With over 1.2 million ordered, only about 119,000 were produced before the war ended. Handle of solid brass with a 6.5 inch blade, the 23 oz. heft of the brass alone, allowed one to punch with the force of ‘Kodiac Bear’! Our Mark 1 knife is the rarer version as produced in France for U.S. troops and is engraved with the ‘Au Lion’ cartouche on the ricasso. Not a cheap imitation…. Looks and feels like the original as used in combat over 100 years ago. New.  *Sold as a curio collector item and without scabbard.
*Check your local laws on ‘knuckle knives’ before ordering. Cannot ship to CA, IL, MI, VT, MO, DE, MA, NY, NJ, NV, NH

4 Reviews

  • 2
    Not even as well-made as the one from Bud K for $20, tho' it's nice to have the ‘Au Lion’ cartouche on the ricasso instead of the former's "Made in China".

    Posted by David Jason on Dec 10th 2021


  • 5
    Quality and detail are great.

    Posted by Larry Creach on Jul 16th 2020

    I was very pleased with the weight of the knife, great disply piece.

  • 4
    1918 trench knife

    Posted by Jose on Jun 25th 2020

    It's a display type of this knife, you would damaged if you try to sharpen it!

  • 4
    1918 Trench Knife

    Posted by Angie on Jun 22nd 2020

    Bought as a gift. My husband loves it. Is it a real one? Definitely not, but it is very close to an original ( minus aging/patina). It says on sight that it is sold as a curio (show piece). That it is. The blade isn't even sharp. The markings look authentic enough and he is happy with it so that's all that matters to me. Is there a better reproduction out there? Yes there is, but for the price and for my husband's purposes (a show piece), you can't beat it. Thank you Sarco! This was a great Father's Day gift to my husband.