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BRITISH WWI WELSH KNIFE.

A fabulous example of the rarest piece of weaponry of WWI, known as the Welsh knife. The long teardrop bladed knife, the blade measuring 45cm, overall length of the weapon is 60cm. The blade is excellent, in places bright, some evidence of minor surface corrosion to the edges. Complete with its Welsh motto ‘Dros Urddas Cyrmu’. The blade and hilt are all one-piece, the hilt multi wrapped in rope, the flexible cross guard all complete with its upper sharp pommel, which could also be used as a weapon, with its original rope hanger. All fitted into its leather and fabric wrapped scabbard, the fabric is wrapped in a cross hatched form outside the leather with very tip of the scabbard being in the classic 1914 grained leather. The belt loop has only the faint remains left also constructed in the same 1914 pattern leather. The design was patented by the well known armour restorer Felix Joubert and was purchased as a weapon for trench fighting by Thomas Evelyn Scott Elis 8th Baron Howard De Walden for equipping the battalion he was 2nd in command of, the 9th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers. An extremely rare artefact of WWI.

Code: 82448

4100.00 GBP