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Article about: Hello everyone Does anyone know if Ibbersons ever made any sterile WWII gravity knives. The attached photo shows one I've seen but has no maker's mark, or indeed any marks on it. Thanks John

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    Hello everyone

    Does anyone know if Ibbersons ever made any sterile WWII gravity knives. The attached Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks
    John

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    Hi John looks German to me

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    Hi Kradman, thanks for your reply. Would you know if any German ones were made unmarked?
    Thanks
    John

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    Default This is my Gravity Knife From the 40's

    1940's Manufrance Saint-Étienne Extremely Rare Faux Stag Horn Paratrooper OTF Gravity Knife

    Solid Brass Liners and Bolsters, Nickel Silver Trigger, Nickel Silver Trigger
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    Quote by kradman View Post
    Hi John looks German to me
    I agree 100%

    German all the way!

    I don't think I have ever heard of a British gravity knife but I stand to be corrected.
    I am unsure about unmarked types and certainly don't rule it out but with these unmarked is not usually a good sign I think.

    Keep watvhing though, there are some experts in the field here for sure!

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    That's a beaut King Kong!
    John

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    Thanks for the reply Watchdog. I was told it was British, but I know nothing about gravity knives and am therefore very grateful for your help.
    John

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    Thanks John Gravity Knives aren't my thing I will probably sell this one

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    Quote by Watchdog View Post
    I agree 100%

    German all the way!

    I don't think I have ever heard of a British gravity knife but I stand to be corrected.
    I am unsure about unmarked types and certainly don't rule it out but with these unmarked is not usually a good sign I think.

    Keep watvhing though, there are some experts in the field here for sure!

    Mark
    The British did indeed make a copy of the German gravity knife for the SOE. They are rather rare. One was shown on the forum.

    Rarest of the rare

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    Hi Spitace41
    Thanks for your comment. In the link you kindly sent it says that the first batch made did not have a makers name etc. The one pictured in the link had a chequered grip, would you know if all were made with that grip or were some made with a wooden grip as the one in my photo?
    Cheers
    John

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