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Carrie B





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PostPosted: Fri 14 Sep, 2012 12:44 pm    Post subject: Help needed identifying this weapon         Reply with quote

I wonder if anyone can help me in identifying this weapon. I dug it up in my back garden in Buckinghamshire, UK, 30+ years ago as a child. I have never shown it to anyone (it's been tucked away in the loft) but I am now fascinated to know more about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Suggestions have been a bayonet, a French trench dagger, a german hunting sword or possibly a naval weapon. Does anyone recognise the style to point me in the right direction? The second photo is against an A4 sheet to give a perspective of size.
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Ozsváth Árpád-István




Location: Romania
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks like some kinda trench knife. Many were "custom made" on the battlefield from captured or broken blades.
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Carrie B





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PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep, 2012 6:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Talking to my family about my endeavours to identify this weapon, my mum has come up with a gem of information. Many, many years ago, at the house where I dug up this weapon, she found some old photographs of soldiers down the back of an old fireplace. She is now on a mission to find them in her attic and let's see if this weapon matches those soldiers... very interesting!
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