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Kampfmesser Bundeswehr M1968

Article about: by SSN So why wasn't the knife popular? The design of the hilt wasnīt really ergonomic, the blade lost itīs sharpness very quickly, very dull tip of the blade, the lack of balance, the jangl

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Could you tell what to look for?
    Some, (poor), fakes you can recognise at the German colours, inserted into the grip, also bad workmanship.
    Also ROSTFREI SOLINGEN, stamped upon the blade, also the lack of the maker must alert !
    Original knives always are showing the maker and the year of manufacture !

    Also the frog can blow a copy !
    Original frogs are sewed and riveted, (two rivets !).
    Copies sometimes are showing only one, single, rivet or the lack of all rivets, instead, you can find a sewing.

    In the grip, (only on one side), you have to find the letters BW, (for Bundeswehr).

    At poor copies one, (or both), screws are casted in one, single, piece together with the hilt.

    Also the olive-green colour of the hilt and the olive-green varnish of the scabbard are typical for such, (original !), M1968 knives.
    Fakes are often showing a strange, (too bright, or, too dark), colour ...

    Also, you always have to check the measurements of such knives !


    And, last, but, not least, you must "cultivate" an instinct and you have to trust on your gutīs ! ;

    BTW, beware of the seldom seen black, ("prototype"), M1968 knives !
    Theyīre existing indeed but are often faked !

    Real specialists in fighting knives for sure find more characteristics to make out a fake !

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    Thanks, much apreciated!!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Yes - Thank you for the info Reibert.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Got it!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Heavilly used, but, still collectible !

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    I always liked the looks of these, but thought the prices were too high, now I know what to look for, I'll look harder at the next show

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    Did "PUMA" make this knife for the German Army?

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    Here is mine.
    Issued to my cousin, given to me while I was in Germany in 1986.
    Ralph.
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    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Quote by mayralphie View Post
    Did "PUMA" make this knife for the German Army?
    Do you own one ?

    Actually PUMA manufactured a survival knife for the Bundes-Luftwaffe, (Air Force).

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