Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 9 of 9

ww1 or ww2

Article about: Hello Some 20 years ago I purchased this knife. I though it's WW1 commercial private purchase knife. This knife was used in both world wars I think, but what's the difference. Is there any m

  1. #1
    ?

    Default ww1 or ww2

    Hello

    Some 20 years ago I purchased this knife. I though it's WW1 commercial private purchase knife. This knife was used in both world wars I think, but what's the difference. Is there any mean to tell is it ww1 or ww2?
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Img_4550.jpg 
Views:	57 
Size:	60.8 KB 
ID:	82915   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	3.jpg 
Views:	61 
Size:	43.3 KB 
ID:	82916  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	45.7 KB 
ID:	82917   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	44.7 KB 
ID:	82918  


  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default Re: ww1 or ww2

    Hi there

    The design is from the First World War. Some may still have been used in the Second but I don't think they were officially issued by then.

    The small marking with the crown is a military inspection stamp which would suggest official issue.

    You should be aware that this model is probably the most highly reproduced German knife - still being made today !

    Hope this helps a little.

    Regards

    Richie

  4. #3
    ?

    Default Re: ww1 or ww2

    Richie B has already explained it all... A beautifull WW1 trench knife it is...

    Adler

  5. #4
    ?

    Default Re: ww1 or ww2

    Thank you Richie B and Adler

    But is there any mean to tell if it's repro or not. The condition of the knife is good if I understand right. I did bought it from the very respected collectors assosiations auction witch is nonprofit by nature. So the value or if it is or isn't original is based on trust or probability, or is there any another way to tell?
    I dodn't pay very much for it (in todays money value anyway)

    Sorry my english.

  6. #5
    ?

    Default Re: ww1 or ww2

    It's 100 % original for sure Kala.
    Just like with other militaria, it's a must to be well documented and to study the things you want to collect before purchasing them.
    How to see that this one is an original... It's exactly the same as all the other originals I've seen... It's all in the details...

    Adler

  7. #6

    Default Re: ww1 or ww2

    It looks fine to me too, a good WW1 era peice.

    Cheers, Ade.

  8. #7
    ?

    Default Re: ww1 or ww2

    fantastic condition , congratulations on a very nice example
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

  9. #8

    Default Re: ww1 or ww2

    Hi Kala,
    great condition as Adler has stated 100% original, great to see it still has its belt loop and press stud handle keeper...and still has its acceptance mark and makers name, usually these are missing, as the blades have often been over sharpened, i guess its the nature of their use, they have to be sharp...

  10. #9
    ?

    Default Re: ww1 or ww2

    Thank you very mutch for your positive feedback. More because it comes from very distinguish experts like you.
    P.S. In the other hand, I would be very suprised if it was't original because the source where I got it. But Your comments really make my day.

    Cheers
    Kala

Similar Threads

  1. relic weapons of ww1 and ww2

    In Battlefield history and relics
    06-07-2012, 05:16 PM
  2. 09-15-2010, 03:24 AM
  3. 08-18-2009, 12:04 AM
  4. German ww1 or ww2 jäger rucksack irons

    In Imperial Germany and Austro-Hungary
    06-24-2009, 12:04 AM
  5. WW2 and WW1 pictures website

    In German photographs & Postcards
    03-03-2009, 12:31 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •