trench knife

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trench knife

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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a double-edged steel knife, often with a guard in the form of a knuckle-duster, designed for close combat
[C20: so called because such knives were carried by patrols in the Trenches during World War I]
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Noun1.trench knife - a knife with a double-edged blade for hand-to-hand fightingtrench knife - a knife with a double-edged blade for hand-to-hand fighting
knife - a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
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Over ISO years old, Ontario Knife Company (OKC) is well known for fixed-blade knives, particularly their WWII survival, fighting and trench knives.
Fourteen different foreign and domestic' manufacturers are known to have produced M3 Trench Knives and M4 Bayonets during and after World War II.
In seeking to remain undetected while in No-Man's-Land at night, whether on a trench raid, a scouting party or manning a listening post, soldiers sought weapons they could use with stealth and quiet, which resulted in the reintroduction of the medieval mace along with a plethora of trench knives and daggers.