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    Default i need help identifying this dagger

    Today i bought a collection of a marine who served in germany during wwii. this dagger was in with it and i have never seen one like it. there are no maker marks i was wondering if anyone had seen it before of if this was something he picked up after the war. please help.

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    Default Re: i need help identifying this dagger

    Certainly not German Third Reich.

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    Crocodile Dundee's perhaps...? Then again, it probably isn't big enough for him. ("That's not a knife...THIS is a knife!")

    Joking aside, I'm sure that somebody will be along soon enough with an I.D. for you Matt, but I must agree with Ade, this one is not Third Reich.

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    Default Re: i need help identifying this dagger

    Looks like it could be home made.
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    Default Re: i need help identifying this dagger

    WWII 'Theater made' knife, fashioned from a sword blade - possibly a 'Patton' saber.

    It was common for American soldiers and seamen to make/re-work knives from
    old or obsolete sword blades. Some companies or individuals in the States
    even produced sword-blade knives for sale, but not with ornate grips
    like this. The association with a US Marine fits perfectly, IMO.

    ( The knife's pommel and the attachment on the end of the scabbard
    is called a Turkish, or 'Turks Head' knot. )


    This is a beautiful example.........
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 11-25-2011 at 10:00 PM.
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    Steve.

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    Default Re: i need help identifying this dagger

    thank you everyone for your help. it is a realln nice knife

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