IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 DEMAG FIGHTING KNIFE.
These rare WW1 fighting knifes are some times referred to as the crank handle knife for obvious reasons, it is very interesting fighting knife patern as the handle has a slotted fitting so it can be attached to a riffle and so converting it into a small bayonet. The handle still retains about 85% of the field gray paint finish and the bayonet fitting is still in perfect working order. Near mint blade, the obverse side is stamped DEMAG DUISBURG, and the reverse side GESETZLICH GESCHUTZE. The scabbard shows age and wear but it still retains much original black paint finish, complete with leather belt loop and grip retaining strap. A rare WW1 German army fighting knife, it has been many years since I had one of these to offer for sale. [Condition: Exc++]