Tuesday, 21 June 2011

2010 Trench Sword (Knuckle Duster Guard Cutlass)

2010 Trench Sword (Knuckle Duster Guard Cutlass) - A modern reproduction of the famous 1918 trench knife from World War One but with a cutlass style sword blade instead of the traditional double edge blade.

Made over a period of about six - eight months with about 20hrs work altogether, using a 1" blank of aluminium and an old Pakistani sword bought for about $20.
Knuckle duster knives or trench knives were used during both World Wars, the 1918 would have been a formidable weapon in close quarters combat, and the new 2010 trench sword would have been even better.
The size for the handle is medium to large hands, but would also be able to be used by smalls hands due to the finger hole shapes.
Features oblong finger holes and a curved palm rest that sits comfortably in your hand, also feature four spikes for striking.

As mention above the blade is an old Pakistani sword, that was cut in two to make a another smaller trench knife and this one, although not razor sharp it is still sharpened and would still be capable of stabbing, the handle is solid aluminium, and the blade is held within the handle using a rat tail tang and brass nut.
Weight is reasonably heavy due to the size of the blade and thickness of the handle, although heavy it just right for a short fighting sword.

Features various makers mark - U.K 2010 - Place and year made, also features W.C, the blade is a Cutlass / Cavalier style Pakistani design.
At this time there is no sheath, but I plan to get a nice tactical style scabbard with straps and various pouches.

This is probably my all time  favourite trench knife / sword, the beautiful old style blade and reproduction 1918 style handle makes for a really nice piece, great for display and as a talking point, but could be used in a combat situation.

Dimensions - 113mm wide (handle only - nut to guard), 84mm high (handle only), 26mm thick, Finger holes are 26mm wide and 35mm high.

Blade is 470mm - (18.5" inches)
Overall length is 595mm - (23.5" inches) Approx.
Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think! Thanks.
Also Known as - Бокс (оръжие), Puny americà, Boxer (zbraň), Dyrnau haearn, Knojern, Schlagring, Puño de acero, Puño Americano, Altzairuzko ukabila, Nyrkkirauta, Tirapugni, ナックルダスター, Kastete, Kastet, Buku lima, Boksbeugel, Knokejern, Soco-inglês, Кастет, Boksar (orožje), Knogjärn, Muşta, 鐵蓮花, Knuckle dusters, knuckles,Brass Knuckles, Brass Knucks, Poing Americain


  1. Hey Mike,
    Wow, that is fantastic! I love it! Great work on the knuckles and the sword. Thanks for the background on trench knives. Very interesting.
    Keep up the good work mate!
    Cheers, Duane

  2. Hey Mike,
    that is sweet, first of all European swords have beautiful hand guards but I don't think I've ever seen one with brass knuckles. It is the trench knife on steroids. I don't know how you make the aluminum looks so good! Fantastic work. Definitely unique and has to be damn rare. Loved that you recycled a Pakistani sword to make really cool custom items.

    Thanx for sending me the link! take care man


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    1. Hey Jason, hows things bro, you still uploading on youtube?

  4. By the way, I totally love the trench cutlass too; what a fantastic item, and actual proof that them old Pakistani swords DO have their uses, after all LOL! Baz, Wirral

  5. After the current premiere of "Revolution-2012" TV show, such things may become popular

    1. Never seen Revolution-2012 mate, what's it about ?

      I'll check it out on google too.


  6. Where can you buy this?

  7. would you consider selling this? i have been looking everywhere to find one of these and no one makes them

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  10. Dude you have got to put up a how to for that sword, ive been looking everywhere for one. it seems like the perfect mix of brute force and finesse in one finely shaped weapon

  11. I made one from the good old cane sword and a copy of a 1918 u.s. trench knife

  12. I make a lot of different style weapons and would like to find a commenter or some kind of associate with some of the same ideas for new sword patterns but not the freaky looking multi blade useless knives that everyone is trying to make now

  13. I would love to be able tpo post a photo of the one i made but there is no option