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Daggers

Welsh Knife

Description:

These knives were carried by the 9th battalion 'Royal Welsh Fusiliers' during the 1st World War.  They were presented to the battalion by the 8th Lord Howard de Walden, equipping the regiment he was second in command of.

 

Born out of an attempt to create a viable weapon for close-quarters combat in the trenches, this 'new and improved trench knife' was patented by Felix Joubert, renowned armourer who had a close working relationship with de Walden.

 

Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
RI_DC_0000037
Creation Date:
1915-1918
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council