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Nice to see photos mixed with real examples. Christophe, you always have very nice photos.

What's the award on Hanson's bar between the EK and HHO?

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He is wearing the long service medal for 25 years (saxon of course).

thanks for your comment

Christophe

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Hello,

Splendid images of Knives in wear and such a very nice selection everyone has posted. I would like to share a few images of the favorite mean, nasty and deadly from my collection that shows alot of use. Careful,,,,,it's very sharp!

Regards,

E.

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that is really, really nice!!!!

Thanks Chris, I would think it is a private purchased knife and have only seen one other. It was missing the scabbard. (The razor sharp saw-back bears my blood from 35ish years ago. Ouch!)

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They were using these in WW2 as well. I have one, but the sheath looks a little different and is painted black. Are there any markings on the other side of the blade, near the hilt?

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Yep WWII, I have a photo of one of these being worn and if I can find it I'll post it. The clip allowed it to be worn on the belt, thrust into a tunic or in a boot, the clip keeping it in place.

The one I used to have also had original black paint on the sheath. There should be a mark on the other side of the blade down by the hilt as Paul suggests.

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Brian

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Yep, I have one too, black sheath as Paul and Brian say. If I can find it I'll post a pic.

Tony

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Chris,

There are some outstanding copies of this sort of 'boot' knive as they were marketed (early 1990s?). I believe some even have Luftwaffe waffenamt marks if I remember correctly. Perhaps a quick search for these copies for future reference.

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Not W1 you have to be careful with this style they are more copies than originals out there, no maker marks forget it my motto.

Eric

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Found it. It's an unmarked blade, has been used a lot, sharpened in the past and the guard/quillion has been filed down for whatever reason. Not something a collector would want to buy but the wife's grandfather used it in the war and obviously postwar so, it's a keeper for me.

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I just recalled that the one I had was marked by someone on the handle. One side had two groves running across the handle, the other side had two initials (owner's?) separated by a large "X".

I believe the ones made for use in WWI had a handle that had a shape that led to them being referred to as "coffin handle" knives. I suppose these could have found their way into use during WWII as well.

I was not aware of the copies, though also not surprised. It has been a long time since I collected edged weapons so a lot of fakes are now probably much more common. Several decades ago you didn't have to be as knowledgable about many collectables as there just wasn't that many fakes out there.

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Brian

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Tony

I believe your knife is original TR period a question is the steel forging all one piece? 

 

Eric

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Tough Chris

Sooooo I guess you'll be selling that mg crate to make up for it.  :)

 

Eric

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Tough Chris

Sooooo I guess you'll be selling that mg crate to make up for it.  :)

 

Eric

And the A Robinson EK certificate ;)

 

Eric, yes all ones piece. It's strange how a POW can come home with his boot knife but stranger still, the other grandfather came home with his P08 and a couple of spare EKs in 1947, but he had worked under supervision in a hospital rather than a prison camp until his release.

 

Tony

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How does this one look?  WW1 or 2?  Or a copy?

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Unfortunately I did not get it.

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Im on the hunt for a WW1 knife like Don posted, but uncertain of value.  

 

If someone could please shed some light on what I can expect to pay for something marked and complete?  Id appreciate it greatly!  :)

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