This is a rarely seen WW1 Turkish Engineers knife. This knife was made in Germany for the Turkish Army during WW1 and issued on a limited basis. The handle contains fold out tools. there are no makers marks. Turkish markings to the cross guard on both sides. I had purchased 5 of these knives and this is the last one left
Since listing this knife the leading authority on the Turkish Army in WW1 Chris Flattery contacted me to correct my description on the website and informed me that these Engineers Knifes were actually made in Turkey for the Army and not in Germany as previously described. My sincere thanks to Chris for correcting me and providing the references below;
Flaherty, C. (2013) WW1 Turkish Grenades and Pioneers. The Armourer Militaria Magazine, Issue 114 (January-February): 63-67; and, much the same info is also found in my book - Flaherty, C. (2014) The Ottoman Imperial Army in the First World War: A Handbook of Uniforms (PARTIZAN HISTORICAL 16). Partizan Press.