trench knife


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trench knife

n
(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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I had binoculars, map case, carbine, trench knife, compass, canteen.
Some of the more unusual weapons which were surrendered included two crossbows, a First World War American army trench knife with knuckle-duster, along with what appears to be an ornamental mace.
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In the beginning, troops fielding the MI Carbine were issued an M3 Trench Knife. With an overall length of 11.5 inches and a blade about 6.6 inches in length, the handle consisted of leather washers mounted on the tang and retained between the guard and the steel pommel cap.
Boker makes a faithful reproduction of the M3 US Military 1943 Trench Knife, including the M8 sheath, which influenced the design of the M4 bayonet.