Very interesting and rare WWI knife seldom encountered. Very unusual in this EX+ or Near Mint condition. I have seen a couple that were badly worn.Looked exactly the same as this. I don't believe this was ever used. The knife is unmarked by I have found out that many were made in Sheffield England by Sanderson Bros.
8 inch saber blade that tapers down quickly to a very sharp point. Double hollows with false edge to both sides of the blade.
The guard is 3 x 2 inches and sheath and guard appear to be copper or some kind of brass alloy. Nicely patinaed guard and sheath. It has the WWI style of sheath that had two rectangular pieces of metal in the sheath that go to the middle of the sheath that hold the blade firmly in place. I have only seen this style of sheath on WWI knives. Long spear point blade for trench warfare to penetrate those thick wool coats they wore.
Scabbard is 8 3/4 inches long. Metal three hole attachment for some type of military belt or frog? The grip is very unusual and a kind of wood I have never seen before.The grain almost looks like flames going up the wood on the grip. The wood is one piece and held on by one pin toward the guard. The wood grip goes to a mushroom type top with a lanyard and lanyard hole. Listed as used but appears like new to me. Very nice and unusual military knife.
Very few collectors will have one of these in their collection. The item "Scarce WWI Belgium Commando Fighting Combat knife, trench dagger with metal Sheath" is in sale since Sunday, June 28, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Other WWI Original Items". The seller is "number1" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.