1918 U.S. TRENCH KNIFE MODEL - MARK 1 ‘AU LION’
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.
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