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Munitions Grade - WW1 ''French Nail'' Trench Knife - AH3138-MG
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This ‘’Munitions Grade” item is not up to our normal high standards. Munitions grade items will typically have various bends or twists in the blades, basically rendering them as 2nds quality. These items are still a great choice for collecting and re-enacting and functional pieces will still be functional. Please keep this in mind when ordering.

This French Nail is crafted entirely from forged from a single, solid piece of high carbon steel.

A simple and wholly utilitarian weapon, the French Nail reflects the grim reality of the early years of WW1; these close-combat weapons were crafted en-masse and steel shortages ensured that most of these daggers were forged from scrap metal and salvaged from the rebar and the metal barbed wire posts used in captured German field fortifications.

French nails were typically fabricated in workshops very near to the front and did not follow a strict design pattern. The example shown here is typical of the earlier ones - a stabbing spike with a simple, but effective knuckle bar. In time the French Army would remove hundreds of soldiers from combat who were former cutlers and would reassign them to creating new pattern trench knives and bayonets for the war effort.

Overall Length: 13 5/16'' Blade: 7''
Add Sharpening $25 (Adds Approx. 2 Weeks to Ship Time)

Retail Price: $31.00
No Munitions Grade models currently available.

Weight: 1 lb 4.7 oz
Edge: Unsharpened
P.O.B.: - 1 1/4''
Thickness: 7.3 mm - 2.1 mm
Width: 28.2 mm
Grip Length: 3 1/4''
Pommel: N/A


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