06-03-2014 05:07 PM
Welcome to the forum!
its an Original early no ricasso kknife, missing its bufferpad & Diamond, and scabbard.
The only way to get a diamond back in place is to glue one into it.
The Original split cant be used, there are repro's who can be bought if you would like that.
Otherwise its removing the split on the back of an Original diamond, and use glue to hold it in place.
Simplydaggers in the UK has some for sale for this purpose.
Grawiso can be easilt found using google, but we have here a nice post on our own Warrelic's forum:
Look at it to see how yours once looked like!
Thank you very much, sad that the bufferpad is missing aswell! I might look into the diamond thing though, beautiful knife in my opinion, but looks lost without it!
If you email D.D Harris he might have a spare origional diamond & scabbard for your hj knife,
see link: DDsDaggers.com :: Buy, Sell, Trade & Consign Third Reich Nazi Edged Weapons German Daggers
Regards Mac 66.
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Another place to try is Johnson Militaria and Reference Books here in states Virginia I think I got one several years ago but as stated is impossible to install without taking off grips. Reddick militaria sells flat good looking Repo's that just glue in I used one on a post war knife might want to keep original for a original piece. timothy
It almost seems a shame to restore it, as it is likely that the GI who brought it home is the one that de-Nazified it, so it is actually part of it's history, but having said that, I'd likely restore it too! I like things to be as original as possible! lol
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
I personally wouldn't restore it, as the de-Nazi chapter was part of the history surrounding the knife. How did the guy feel at the time and what made him de-Nazi it? Did he lose a close friend or close relation to war involving the germans? maybe his family were affected by the holocaust?
Who knows, but sometimes it is nice to leave as is.
If you fancy an original 'as was', theyre not a great deal of money so just buy one.
First of, thanks for all the quick replies, it's obvious that you guys are passionate about this stuff. The loss of diamond was actually due to my father playing with the knife as a child.
I live in denmark, so the knife was probably brought here by a german soldier, and forgotten or something!