the handle is made of bakelite,see also here:https://www.lakesidetrader.com/Archi...em.php?ID=7991
the seller has been given by the owner (at that time hj boy) 40 years ago it,he told him the knife was too close to the campfire.
maybe he has something carved or peeled?
the scabbard hung on belt.
for me the piece is 100% authentic and it was very cheap
Excuse my english!
I am not familiar with based materials.
I go out of bakelite from as many collectibles that say so.
it could of course be any other material from this time.
it would be interesting to explore the material which.
that would be new insights for the collector.
as can be found out from what material the handles are?
Hello there news.
I was talking with a very experienced collectors from Germany.
He had earlier also some of these knives.
he said it is not a bakelite but a mix of wood and another material.
exactly he does not know it but it is actually not a bakelite.
perhaps a mix of wood with rubber?
In use since the 19th century as a natural based plastic resin there were some variables depending on the resin source, it was used for early period molded pistol grips and other items. With the Germans of the period using wood particles as a filler (and possibly reinforcement) with the later Phenolic resins. So I think that the idea of a type of rubber based grip is worth looking into. Best Regards, Fred
Yes it could be, plastic resin, wood mix.
thanks to you for intensive research!
Max i would leave it as it is, it has changed during that campfire but is an Original early pattern A.Wingen which is very hard to find .
I like i and congratz!
yes I'll leave it that way.