Im a member of the AAPK also..and is quite resourceful..in American and German produced knives..such as these. I feel when America entered into WW2....that many of the German and Japanese were being held in safe detention...but I also wonder if some of these businesses who had export business with Germany were shut down..because of this produced item? Regards Larry
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05-14-2014 01:54 AM
Oh heck no! We here on the forum are looking at this with 20/20 hindsight. At the time whether coincidence or ordered by the "Bund", this was a small thing if even that much. Utica went on to produce both the M-3 trench knife as well as the 1903 bayonet for the U.S. gov. during the war! No; I doubt anyone gave a tinker's damn about "rune" pocket knives. All that remains to be seen is "proof" that someone in the bund ordered some of these. I'm sure some bund members said "look!, I think I'll buy one of these for my 'bund' son!" upon finding them in a hardware store... but were any ever ordered/the shield instigated, by the Bund? We'll never know.
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