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Cheshire, North WestPublished 8 Years ago
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CategoryBlades
SubcategoryKnives
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
Manufactured YearC 1914
Antiqueyes
Your referenceED 2283
Recommended UsageCollection item
Description

Taschenmesser Clasp Lock knives were popular amongst Imperial German troops during WW1 due to their locking blade and which allowed them to used as a fighting knife and the folding utility tools. Many saw service throughout both World Wars. (see page 33 item 123 of Stephen's book 'Fighting Knives'. This example is in excellent original condition. The knife is blackened throughout and it's 4" single edged blade locks in place securely. The thumb operated locking bar works perfectly. The ricasso of the blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'MERCATOR' and the reverse crisply marked with the 'DRGM' quality mark. The 2 additional folding tools (illustrated) fold securely into the steel handle. The back of the handle is crisply marked 'MERCATOR DRGM'. The butt of the handle is fitted with steel lanyard ring. Price for this rare Taschenmesser Clasp Lock Knife includes UK delivery. ED 2283

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