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Stag handle boot knife any info

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    I bought this and a HJ knife this weekend from a vet that brought them back him self any info on this Rostfrei knife? He said it was tucked in a germans boot when he removed it.
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    Hi Eric, thats more of a civillian hunting knife than a military knife. But still a period or pre-war piece. And dont find many with the leather scabbard.

    Joe

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    Hi !

    This is a private purchased knife, IMO not really a fighting-knife.

    Some lookalikes where in use in WWI, but only a few models where serviceable indeed.
    The most where used for representation in photographic studios together with the "Sunday-uniform".

    The vast majority of them came with leather-scabbards.
    Scabbards made of sheet steel arenīt that common.

    This kind of knives are still manufactured with the same design today to use with leather shorts, (f.e.: bavarian garb).

    Rgds.,

    R.

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    Quote by Reibert View Post
    Hi !

    This is a private purchased knife, IMO not really a fighting-knife.

    Some lookalikes where in use in WWI, but only a few models where serviceable indeed.
    The most where used for representation in photographic studios together with the "Sunday-uniform".

    The vast majority of them came with leather-scabbards.
    Scabbards made of sheet steel arenīt that common.

    This kind of knives are still manufactured with the same design today to use with leather shorts, (f.e.: bavarian garb).

    Rgds.,

    R.
    Good info this came from a 89yr old vet ive known for quite some time and finially got him to sell something got a youth knife and this both were captured and brought home he has more but these are what ive got out of him so far. He has great stories. his family cares nothing about his service makes me sad but what i get from him will stay with me as long as i live.

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    Quote by ez1969 View Post
    ... He has great stories. his family cares nothing about his service makes me sad but what i get from him will stay with me as long as i live.
    I agree !

    Itīs really sad, but Vetīs Storyīs arenīt interesting so far ...

    I also know some veterans for a long time.

    Rgds.,

    R.

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    It is German hunting knife but non-military knives and other items were widely used during the WWII.

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    When did the 'rostfrei' markings and blades become common?

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    German "rostfrei" Stainless Steel knife blades first appear about the start of the First World War, so pretty common in the mid war period and during WW2.

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