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French WWI Nail Knife

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$39.95

This is a stellar replica of a very scarce “French Nail” (Clous Français) steel knuckle bow combat knife. A crude stabbing weapon, but effective. They were produced at a number of French front-line ''parcs d’artillerie’ utilizing steel salvaged from the reinforced concrete of German field fortifications and possibly made from the metal posts the Germans used to hold barbed wire. The handle was made by bending the post to form a knuckle guard. The blade is double-edged, flattened to form a robust piercing point with a prominent medial rib. Includes wood box sheath with /leather strap which was pictured with the original.
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This is a stellar replica of a very scarce “French Nail” (Clous Français) steel knuckle bow combat knife. A crude stabbing weapon, but effective. They were produced at a number of French front-line ''parcs d’artillerie’ utilizing steel salvaged from the reinforced concrete of German field fortifications and possibly made from the metal posts the Germans used to hold barbed wire. The handle was made by bending the post to form a knuckle guard. The blade is double-edged, flattened to form a robust piercing point with a prominent medial rib. Includes wood box sheath with /leather strap which was pictured with the original. Shown in Frederick Stephen’s Fighting Knives, page 23. Cannot use Paypal as payment.
  • Overall: 12-1/2"
  • Blade: 7"
  • Wt:14 oz

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A very good product, excellent quality.  My ONLY issue is that it looks "new".  I would have preferred a knife that was slightly rusty or the wooden case more "used" looking.  As if it had been found in a trench.  Perhaps more "weathered" looking wood or scuff marks/nicks on the knife itself.  This is a minor issue and over all ACC has GREAT products.
- Wayne, February 03, 2017
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Well made
Not the most practical knife but certainly one of the most interesting
- John, December 30, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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Accurately described, carefully packed / shipped, and delivered in a timely manner. Thanks
- Earnest, December 26, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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This was a great price on sale.  The only problem I have is the knuckle duster handle was far to big to be practical.
- Patrick, December 21, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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Well constructed reproduction.  Shipped and received quickly.  I couldn't have made it myself for the price.  A good value.
- Jim, November 29, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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