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Had the fortune to pick through a box of bayonets and knives yesterday at a local shop. This one caught my eye.

M1917 Stormdolk Fighting Knife/Dagger: Approximately 30-40,000 produced in Holland during 1917 and 1918. Crown/Z inspector markings on hilt, blade and pommel. Scabbard is numbered but not matching, and is stamped C.W. beneath the top retaining strap.

Issued to Dutch Special Forces Marines, Navy, Mounted Officers, General Infantry (most abundant). A large number of them were transferred from Holland to Norway by the German occupational forces in 1939-1940. Mine appears to be of the General Infantry issue, and not often found in the U.S.

Pics, and thanks for looking.

 

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Yes, it is CW. It appears on many of the scabbards. My understanding is that is represents Constructie Werkplaatsen Artillerie, Delft (construction workshop). I may be wrong!
 
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