A Photo Celebration of the 
Model of 1917 Trench Knife

The O.C.L. Model of 1917

This month we show the OCL Model of 1917 Trench Knife. Designated as such in Benedict Crowells America's Munitions we have continued to use the designation. There is still much controversy as to which is the Model 1917 and which is the Model 1918 so we will stick with the Assistant Secretary of War until proven otherwise.

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Above is the standard M1917 as made by Onieda Cutlery Limited


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Above is an OCL that has been plated for display.

Next month we will have more knives from the museum. Until then... Enjoy.

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