07-09-2015 09:15 PM
Welcome!!! Interesting items but could We perhaps see some better photos of the knife Thanks.
Blade clode ups
Nice transitional Henckels.
cant make up what kind of scabbard it is.
Henckels used painted scabbard on its earlier non ricasso ones, and this one looks anodised, but could easily be the flash that makes it look like that.
Great hj knife with a true story of provenance to go with it makes this hj knife extra special imo
Quote from the story "Searching for a Ghost":
"The circumstances of Steve’s death were tinged with irony because before the war he had enjoyed several holidays in Germany with a group of Hitler Youth on a scout exchange project, I believe, and became deeply impressed with the discipline, bearing and way of life of the movement’s young members. When relating his experiences with us he was always very proud of a silver and pit stocking dagger bearing the Swastika which one of the members of the Hitler Youth had given him as a memento of one of his visits. And now, at the prime of his life, he had been struck down by someone from the very regime he seemed to admire so much”
An extract from a letter from Doug Lightwood, Sept. 4th 1993.
link to story: A Death at Garden Gate - Home
Regards Mac 66
Thanks for the comments guys I'm totally new to the militaria world and very interesting to hold such a true relic - I can see why he treasured it!