Hello pepper I moved your Post and started your own thread with your questions you are seeking answers for. One of our HJ guys will be along shortly. Regards Larry
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You are correct,you have a nice transitional mottoed knife,made around 1936-1938 period.
Agreed, this is a transitional HJ Fahrtenmesser. It's in good condition, the diamond is especially nice!
it is a genuine HJ transistional HJ Fahrtenmesser by Rob. Muller.
It has the correct Rob. Muller transitional logo and the proper RZM big Diamond.
What i dont like is the Motto.
the font thats been used is to thin, and it looks like the etching is not deep enough too.
so my 2 cents:
original Knife, later added Motto
Try and run the "back" of your nail down the motto. You should be able to clearly feel the etching. The etching looks far too good/new for this knife. Many motto's are barely visible these days. Except from Ger's mint example
your hj knife is genuine but the motto may be added post war, please take some detailed close up photos of the motto so we can take a closer look to confirm if it was done during the period or post war applied, from the only photo supplied the motto does not look that bad to me as some makers differ in the thickness of there motto etch, also photos can be very decieving
Regards Mac 66.
From the pics i will say the "Ehre" is possibly etched over corrosion.
Quick question/comment. It's my understanding that from the catalog, the buyer could still choose to add the etch after it was discontinued due to cost?