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German post war gravity knife.

Article about: Hi can anyone tell me anything about this knife. I for one have never seen another one. Not sure what it is or how old. Any help will be appreciated. Barry

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    Here's my post 1963 version. I got this at a local militaria fair in the late 80's or early 90's (can't remember exactly when). I think it cost me about £30. I've no idea if that was cheap or expensive back then but I'm pleased I got it as I've never seen another for sale since (I'm sure they are out there but I've just not seen them).
    It's marked with the BW on the grips and the blade is marked OFW 78. I presume 78 is the date but does anyone know who OFW, who I presume is the maker, is? It's probably someone dead obvious when I find out who but at the moment I'm stumped.
    The blade is in mint condition near enough, never been sharpened and looks like it was never used? The grips etc show signs of the knife being carried.
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    Hi !


    30,-- Pounds was expensive then ...

    Your knife is in a very good condition but it seems, that two rivets in the grip are missing.

    Otto Förster Witzhelden manufactured this knife in 1978.


    Rgds.,

    R.

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    Hi Reibert, thanks for your reply.

    £30 was expensive? Oh well, never mind! I'm pleased I got it when I did though and I was happy enough paying the £30 at the time which I guess is what matters!!

    The rivets are in place, they like counter-sunk, both grips are the same - maybe a manufacturing variation?

    Otto Förster Witzhelden - excellent, it's good to know who made it.

    Mike

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    The rivets 'are' countersunk. The same as mine. I got mine about a couple of yrs. ago from SOG for $50. They still sell them.

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    This images were published in an other forum but I do have the permission, to use them.

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