Vintage WWII Paul Weyersberg & Co.German Luftwaffe gravity knife

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Vintage WWII Paul Weyersberg & Co.German Luftwaffe gravity knife

Post by Donnal864 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:33 pm

I found this beauty among my fathers belongings. It’s been sitting in a box in my attic for the past 26 years. I’ve been doing a lot of research on these particular gravity knives. Supposedly, the one that I have is said to be more rare, as there was a shortage of stainless steel and they began to make these knives out of the carbon steel, excluding the word ROSTFREI
This knife is in full working order, as well as in beautiful condition. Supposedly, this is the take down version. Anyone know anything more about these knives?
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Re: Vintage WWII Paul Weyersberg & Co.German Luftwaffe gravity knife

Post by samb1955 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:48 pm

Very nice old treasure.

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Re: Vintage WWII Paul Weyersberg & Co.German Luftwaffe gravity knife

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:00 pm

Welcome to AAPK!!! ::tu::

Very Nice.

Was your father a WWII veteran in the European theater?

I do not know the current state re' the legality of gravity knives. They were illegal. However, at a recent gun show, I saw multiple tables of spring-loaded, out-the-front switchblade knives offered with no caveat whatsoever.

I had one of these, given to me by an elderly man at church. He had taken it off a German P.O.W.

It was not the take-down variety.

I waited until Mr. Cook had passed away and I sold the knife to a knife dealer.

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Re: Vintage WWII Paul Weyersberg & Co.German Luftwaffe gravity knife

Post by Donnal864 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:03 pm

Hi! Thank you for welcoming me!
My dad himself was not a World War II vet, but his brother who passed away before my dad was. That’s how he acquired it. I don’t know very much about these particular knives up until recently as I’ve been reading about them. So any other information you may have about them would be great! Thanks for sharing your story as well

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Re: Vintage WWII Paul Weyersberg & Co.German Luftwaffe gravity knife

Post by edge213 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:06 pm

I know nothing about your knife other than it is a really cool old knife. Thanks for showing and welcome to AAPK.
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Re: Vintage WWII Paul Weyersberg & Co.German Luftwaffe gravity knife

Post by Old Folder » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:48 pm

Welcome to aapk Donnal864: ::handshake::

WOW, you are very fortunate to have such a family prize.
Just out of curiosity I Googled "Paul Weyersberg & Co.German Luftwaffe gravity knife" and came up with much history of it. There is even a book in publication pertaining to the history of Paul Weyersberg & Co.
It is however not a EDC (Every Day Carry) here in California due to our knife restrictions. Of course it actually belongs in a beautiful box frame to be enjoyed for you and your visual remembrance.
Thanks for sharing your knife. ::nod::
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Re: Vintage WWII Paul Weyersberg & Co.German Luftwaffe gravity knife

Post by Donnal864 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:11 pm

:D
Yes, I also found a website, http://www.ww2wrecks.com/portfolio/ever ... tradition/
This gentleman wrote a book regarding these particular knives. It’s in his book that I learned about the shortage of stainless steel, and the rarity of the one that I have made of carbon steel. It’s a good read you should check it out!

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Re: Vintage WWII Paul Weyersberg & Co.German Luftwaffe gravity knife

Post by Old Folder » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:18 pm

Excellent.
Thank you.
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