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Finnish Skinning Knife

Article about: Heres a great field made scabbard for a skinning knife. The scabbard is constructed of aluminum and reflects a German soldiers time in Finland, note the word "Salla" which is a mun

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    Heres a great field made scabbard for a skinning knife. The scabbard is constructed of aluminum and reflects a German soldiers time in Finland, note the word "Salla" which is a municipality in Finland near Lapland also the German as well as Finnish flags plus other decor. Interesting and not often see item.

    Horst
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    1st one I ever saw, looks like the guy had a lot of time on his hands

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    Knives like these were made when the front was stationary during 1942-44. Metal parts from downed airplanes. The model was the killing knife from the winter war 1939-40. This is one "killer example" from the Winter War.
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    and one more from 1939-1940
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    Jan - thanks for showing yours -any idea on price??

    Horst

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    Thought I would bring this back to the forefront with a close-up of the trenchart scabbard -

    Horst
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    "He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"

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    Horst and Jan , thanks for showing these , they are so unusual but even more collectable because of the personalisations ,
    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...

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    I am impressed by your knives guys, and I expect war-time examples such as these are hard to come by.

    ( I like them. As a kid in the '60's, I remember my dad's Finnish knife which he took on hunting trips every fall...........My eldest brother inherited it when he passed away in 1980. )

    The Puukko can be very a expensive knife, the older they are !

    They are works of art ! !

    Regards, Steve.

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    My trenchart scabbard.....
    Found on SS Nord positions near Kiestinki....
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    Karell - Very nice , guess the knife is lost to time?

    Horst
    "He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"

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