Extremely rare knife of the lower ranks of Imperial Russian Aviation units. The pointy lade is single edged at the end it is double edged. The blade has a stamp at the forte on one side: the date "1916" and Cyrillic letters: "IMPERIAL FACTORY".
The grip is of horn with brass pommel and cross guard.
Wooden scabbard covered with black leather, with brass mouth and chape. On the top fitting (mouth) of the scabbard there is a brass button designed for the knife to be attached to the belt and/or used as Mauser bayonet.
The literature contains information about wearing this type of knife by the lower ranks of Russian aviation units in the period 1914 - 1917.
Overall length is 15 in., 37 cm. Blade length is 9 3/4 in., 25 cm.