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I recently acquired this item for my WW1 Collection. It has an "S" on the cross piece and was made in Solingen. Can any member enlighten me on what weapon it is?

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It's a Faschinenmesser, i.e. brush cutting knife. I couldn't find it in the 2 reference books I have. Could be an export item. Could you show the other side of the scabbard?

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Hi Tom,

There we go. Thanks for the interest.

Regards,

Will

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Hi Tom,

There we go. Thanks for the interest.

Regards,

Will

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Looks like you posted 2 pics of the same side. I wanted to see the lug for mounting in the frog. That could tell a lot.

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Hi Tom,

Sorry about that. Hope this helps.

Regards,

Will

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The loop rather than a stud is more typical of French sidearms. It went through a slot in the frog and a leather strap was passed through it. Hope my funky drawing explains.

The leather scabbard and scroll quillons are an earlier style than WWI.

Thats about all the info I can give you. Maybe the folks over at Old Swords.Com can help.

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The loop rather than a stud is more typical of French sidearms. It went through a slot in the frog and a leather strap was passed through it. Hope my funky drawing explains.

The leather scabbard and scroll quillons are an earlier style than WWI.

Thats about all the info I can give you. Maybe the folks over at Old Swords.Com can help.

Hi Tom,

Thank you for the effort and interest,it is highly appreciated!

Regards,

Will

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