|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Aisne|
|Object type||Edged Weapon or Club|
|Physical description||Steel; Wood; Leather|
|Location||Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Western Front 1916: Weaponry|
|Place made||United States of America|
First World War, 1914-1918
American Model 1917 Knuckleduster Dagger
American Model 1917 Knuckleduster Dagger and Scabbard. The hilt has a pressed steel knuckle guard with six studs in the shape of a pyramid and a wooden grip that has four finger grooves. The crossguard is stamped US LF&Co over 1917. The triangular blade is blued and unmarked. Carved into the right side grip is P.C.ANDERSON.
This dagger was carried by an American soldier killed in a tank during the breaking of the Hindenburg Line and brought back to Australia by Major General Gellibrand, 3rd Australian Division.