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west german knives

Postby dalea » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:09 am

Are the west german knives better quality? Better steel? earlier production?
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Re: west german knives

Postby muskrat man » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:48 am

W. German knives were of higher quality and are older (pre 1982 I think)

modern ones have squared bolster edges and are not as rounded and finely finished as the older ones. But are still of excellent quality.
Here is a 10cm early 70's production W. German I just got in todays mail.

I like the blade profile and crisp actions of the older knives as well

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Re: west german knives

Postby dalea » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:29 am

Muskratman,

Thanks for the info. Looking at your pictures is like seeing another man eat a fat juicy steak, makes you hungry :)

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Re: west german knives

Postby Camillus » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:10 pm

Another fine look'n Hubie MM.

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Re: west german knives

Postby swingking09 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:19 pm

I picked this knife up this weekend and i have not seen these with the clip blade and the tang stamp thats on this one? Do any of you have some info on this knife? I think it is a older hubertus made for import. the knife is marked F.A. Bower import co, Germany..
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Re: west german knives

Postby Desktop » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:17 am

swingking09 wrote:I picked this knife up this weekend and i have not seen these with the clip blade and the tang stamp thats on this one? Do any of you have some info on this knife? I think it is a older hubertus made for import. the knife is marked F.A. Bower import co, Germany..


It's a contract knife made for Bower, but not by Hubertus.
F. A. Bower leverlocks are common with a clip blade and a long pull.
This is a later model, possibly late 60 or early 70s. Nickel-plated bolsters, large pre-formed heads on the scale pins.


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