The M1918MK1 Page
This one is a pure fantasy piece. It was never used in WW I nor WW II. They were made from reproduction brass handles and long spikes to look like the No.4 bayonets. Remember the old adage, if it is too good to be true, it usually is.
Different variations on the same knuckle knife / spike theme. They are all fantasy items, don't be fooled. These were available in the mid 1980's.
Here we have an example made with the bronze handle. Some one had tried to buff this one to shine it up. Note the rough casting around the finger holes. The chrome plated blade is a sure giveaway having the squared ricasso. This knife was purchased in the 1970's.
This is a current example purchased for $14.95 in 2000. The same blade as the above version but a very different handle. This one is very squared off at the rear of the handle and a much darker brass the the French originals.
Another current example commonly found for under $20.00 Be Wary of the M1918MK1
Recent Au lion repro showing engraved lion and bad handle casting
Note the milled surface and the re-struck HD&S name.
Here is one that just was sent to us, another HD&S
Another fake HD&S
This is a pretty obvious one but a fake none the less that fooled some.
Yes, laughable but it sold...
A pretty good quality repro, look close.
A really bad OCL fake recently sold at auction.
This spike is ground flush at the end.
A pretty good fake that is made in Spain.
Here is a good one!
A quality repro that was aged through chemicals.
Obvious but still out there
One of the best fake detections done. Photoshop to the rescue!
Parts all put together. Too bad the knuck is wrong.
Combat Ready marked.
New Parts knives
HD&S made in Japan. Study it, this one is faked OFTEN!
Pretty easy to spot this LF&C fake and the fake M6 sheath with it.
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