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    I purchased a WWII US 10th Mountain pot set and inside was this German utensils set. Only the knife and can opener are marked. Spoon has some finish missing on handle. A set used by German and US service persons.
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    All the pieces but the knife should be marked with the same marking(The knife should have "Rostfrei" on it.) A shame this set is a mismatch. It's unusual to see the Adler on the knife. If it had been a matched set, it would have been worth over $100!
    William

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    All the pieces but the knife should be marked with the same marking(The knife should have "Rostfrei" on it.) A shame this set is a mismatch. It's unusual to see the Adler on the knife. If it had been a matched set, it would have been worth over $100!
    what is the "adler"? and is the unmarked spoon and fork German issue?

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    Adler is Eagle in German.
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    The unmarked pieces are probably German issue, but post-war. This same style of utensils was used for many years and is pretty much unchanged even to this day.
    William

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    The unmarked pieces are probably German issue, but post-war. This same style of utensils was used for many years and is pretty much unchanged even to this day.

    Hello,
    Unmarked pieces from 4 ustensils sets were dug out in Normandie and Drôme area in France. Eagle marked sets were bought from barracks but private companies also produced unmarked pieces.
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    Hello,
    Unmarked pieces from 4 ustensils sets were dug out in Normandie and Drôme area in France. Eagle marked sets were bought from barracks but private companies also produced unmarked pieces.
    Thanks
    Interesting! I can't see, though, how a wartime set would show peeling and plating loss, though-did they plate the period set pieces?
    William

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    Hi William, yes, they were plated. You can see it starting to peel on one of mine.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Adrian, is not this item just overpainted? My set is just rostfrei (stainless steel) and after all these years in super condition.

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    Hi, no it is not paint, but some kind of plate.

    Cheers, Ade.
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