Wanna show you the, (former), Kampfmesser of the (German) Bundeswehr, the "M 1968"
This pattern knife was introduced in 1968, was in use till 1992, and was manufactured by several makers, (OFW, WKC, Robert Klaas, FKS, HSK, also WMF ? ...).
Rumors say´s that knive´s, marked with HSK, were manufactured in Italy and were delivered from a trader in Nürnberg to the Bundeswehr ...
overall lenght: ca. 26,5 cm
blade lenght: ca. 14,3 cm
width of the blade: ca. 2,6 cm
thickness of the blade: ca. 4 mm
This particular knife was made by Friedrich Koch, Solingen, Friedrichs-Werk, in 1969, (FKS 69).
The M 1968 Bundeswehr Kampfmesser wasn´t really popular in the troops ...