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H5176 CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons knife ~ dagger


Department

  • Cultures and Histories

Brief description

  • Trench dagger (or punch) made by " ROBBINS DUDLEY", in leather sheath. (NB accession number removed for display purposes from dagger)

Subject Notes

  • This trench or punch dagger was manufactured by Robbins Dudley for use during the 1914-1918 war. Ancient technologies, such as metal-edged weapons, were used alongside post-industrial weapons in the trenches of western Europe. This commercially produced punch dagger, a close combat weapon, was developed specifically for the confines of trench warfare.

Details

  • Registration number: H5176
  • Classification: CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons knife ~ dagger
  • Name or title: WW1 Trench Dagger or Punch, with Leather Sheath
  • Production date: 1914-1918
  • History and use: This trench or punch dagger was manufactured by Robbins Dudley for use during the 1914-1918 war. Ancient technologies, such as metal-edged weapons, were used alongside post-industrial weapons in the trenches of western Europe. This commercially produced punch dagger, a close combat weapon, was developed specifically for the confines of trench warfare.

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