Very interesting. This is one of my favorite companies. Was this common practice to mark the leather of the Fahrtenmesser of the HJ? Many thanks!
Thank you for your reply! Congrats to both on a rare leather marked sheath and a nice, early Fahrtenmesser of the HJ!
going to stick my neck out here! something doesnt sit right - the leather with the stamp on looks paper thin, has it been restored/oiled in some way? the blade has got a wide bit by the ricasso, is that peculiar to early makes? the rivets on the sheath look quite new, have they been polished? the motto is slightly different in some of the letters to the one i have, i thought all makes motto`s were identical. the rivets on the back of the sheath look quite large. the blade shape is quite wide near the tip, i realise by comparing my hj to gerrits i am opening myself to being put to shame by some experts and being told all hj makes have slight differences. i hope i dont waste anyones time. my knife is E&F Horster M7/37, i will post photos if i can
oddball@ The leather was a bit dry, i used leather grease to feed it i put it on big it wasnt dried when i took the picture.
The blade is a typical thin blade, like it should be.
mac66@ The earlier ones were the smaller measuring approx 23mmx13mm and the later RZM ones slightly larger at approx 25mmx15mm
this one has the 23mmx13mm and its wiggles
ok. is this your first hj? just wondering if you have anything to compare it with. they are well worth looking after . i kept my knife at the bottom of a drawer for 29yrs before i oiled the blade . its got the LS oakleaf stamp on the back of the sheath too