Böker Solingen 121918 WWI Trench Knife - C75 Blade - Walnut Handle - Black Leather Sheath
During the First World War and the resulting trench warfare, many of the insufficiently equipped soldiers developed auxiliary weapons, which were manufactured in field forges and workshops on and behind the front. In the course of the battles, however, it became clear that the soldiers' equipment and armament did not meet the requirements of this particular fighting style. In 1915 Boker was therefore commissioned by the Ministry of War to develop a compact combat knife that was ideally suited for precisely this purpose.
This true-to-the-original reproduction Boker Trench Knife also has C75 high carbon steel blade. This steel, with its excellent edge retention requires appropriate care today as it did then. The massive stainless steel crossguard, the old official tang stamp on the blade, the local ribbed walnut wood handle. Its authentic style sheath is made of high-quality leather, which was also part of the original issued equipment. Each of the knives are marked with a serial number.
- Blade Steel: C75
- Handle Material: Walnut
- Blade Length: 5.67" (144 mm)
- Overall Length: 10.08" (256 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.13" (3.3 mm)
- Sheath Material: Brown Leather w/Metal Tip
- Weight, Knife: 5.9 oz. (167 g)
- Weight, Sheath: 1.5 oz. (43 g)
- Made In: Germany