German gravity knife

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German gravity knife

Postby Happy jack » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:36 am

Look at this great find. Original German paratroopers issue. Found knife in original box. Never issued or used.
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Re: German gravity knife

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:51 pm

That’s interesting. I didn’t think about this being a German knife. I had one of those in a collection I bought. It had no manufacturing marks on it and I convinced my self it was either made in China or Russia. Something in the back of my brain kept telling me paratrooper, but I coudn’t find anything on it. I’m so glad I stumbled across this post.
These things are built like tanks. Great find.
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Re: German gravity knife

Postby GSPTOPDOG » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:54 am

Does anyone know if these are basically the same (except for plastic scales) and function the same as the ones used in WWII by the German paratroopers? I found a German WWII model at a yard sale for $0.25 with the only problem being the metal piece along the back was broken, which I guess occurred because of using brittle steel.


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