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German folding knife and "Iron" Cross

Article about: Picked these up today, a German Folding Knife and an "Iron Cross", not great but good for display. Dean O Canada

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    Picked these up today, a German Folding Knife and an "Iron Cross", not great but good for display.

    Dean O
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    Is the cross a period 'tourist' piece Dean????
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Dean,

    Looks like a Mercator K55K knife. Still made today. Should have a cat and K55 engraved on the handle. Blade looks a little different than mine.

    Michael
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    Nice I have a fetish for those knives every time I see one I try and buy it, they last forever best knife ever made imo there is a blog on the net somewhere telling all about them,, beware of cheap rip off junk.

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    Thanks Guys, I have seen several different types of "iron Cross's" over the Years, don't really know what they were for or who made most of them...just a neat piece I think

    Dean O

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    Quote by Unterstand View Post
    Nice I have a fetish for those knives every time I see one I try and buy it, they last forever best knife ever made imo there is a blog on the net somewhere telling all about them,, beware of cheap rip off junk.

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    Eric
    Agree. Lots of fakes out there and that these are fantastic no-nonsense knives (thus why they are still made basically unchanged for the last 80+ years!)

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    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Hi, Dean !

    Your knife shows the DRGM mark, (Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchs-Muster), and, it looks period to me !

    Nice knife, Bud !

    Cheers,
    R.

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    Quote by MAP View Post
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    Looks like a Mercator K55K knife. Still made today. Should have a cat and K55 engraved on the handle. Blade looks a little different than mine.

    Michael
    Michael, would you show us your knife, please ?

    Thx. in advance,
    R.

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    Quote by Reibert View Post
    Michael, would you show us your knife, please ?

    Thx. in advance,
    R.
    Will do as soon as I can take a picture. Found it in my Dads draw after he passed. Not sure if it is wwii or post war but I like it anyway because it was his. I've no history on it.

    Michael
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    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Here is mine..... I think post war. Latest is 50's or 60's in my opinion based on the fact that I'm sure my Dad didn't get it in the 70's as I would have known and played with it

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    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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