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Article about: Hi mates ! Want to show You a scarce fighting knife of the early Bundeswehr. This, (2nd Pattern), trial combat knife was introduced in 1964. Due to the bad quality of the steel of the blade,

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    Hi mates !

    Want to show You a scarce fighting knife of the early Bundeswehr.

    This, (2nd Pattern), trial combat knife was introduced in 1964.
    Due to the bad quality of the steel of the blade, this knife was withdrawn from service already in 1965.

    Maker: OFW, (Otto Förster Witzhelden).

    Overall lenght: 249 mm
    blade lenght: 141 mm

    Scabbard´s painted black, grip plates made of black plastic material.

    Very interesting: this particular knife, (I bought on a flea market today), came together with a scabbard of the 1st BW, trial, combat knife !

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    I owned one that was produced/issued in the early 1980s, and I can honestly say that I was not impressed with the quality; the spring in the sheath broke off, and the grip seemed flimsily constructed. A disappointment, as I was expecting traditional German quality workmanship...Glenn

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    I owned one that was produced/issued in the early 1980s, and I can honestly say that I was not impressed with the quality; the spring in the sheath broke off, and the grip seemed flimsily constructed. A disappointment, as I was expecting traditional German quality workmanship...Glenn
    You mean the M 1968:

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/bayone...-m1968-137597/

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    Days ago I received another "1964 pattern" fighting knife of the Bundeswehr.
    Sadly, it came with the oliv-green scabbard of the Modell 1968 ...

    But, I´m really lucky to own two of this rare knives !

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    Quote by Reibert
    I´m really lucky to own two of this rare knives
    Reibert, you are ! thanks for showing these incredibly rare knives !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Quote by Reibert View Post
    ...
    Very interesting: this particular knife, (I bought on a flea market today), came together with a scabbard of the 1st BW, trial, combat knife !
    ...
    Here´s the, seldom seen, 1st Pattern Bundeswehr trial knife, made bei Carl Eickhorn, Solingen.

    Overall lenght: 252 mm
    Blade lenght: 144 mm

    Very nice, this field knife is personalised !
    The, (former), owner´s name and rank: Ullrich G., NCO

    Cheers,
    R.

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    Hi, mates !

    Yesterday I received, (at last !), the 2nd pattern, manufactured by OFW, with it´s appropriate sheath !

    blade lenght: 141 mm
    overall lenght: 249 mm

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