Hi its the best of both worlds really it features the early maker marked blade with the later take down feature. Rostfrei on the blade means rust free in german which means it is made from stainless steal.
Usually the take down models feature rzm codes but this one would have been an earlier one using up the first model parts most likely.
SMF is one of the more common found makers for gravity knives, early luftwaffe swords and daggers.
Now whats the asking price please? matty
IMO a Pakistani fake, the Kings nose is wrong as is the sword, and the stick bird is too fat. Avoid.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Good point on the Kings nose Ned
Here is an original
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
Didn't the Pakistani gravity knives have copper rivets?
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Oh dear, il have a look when I get home. Im on an iphone at the minute.
Im not sure about the rest of the knife but the blade looks suspect.It has a modern brushed look to it.Also the words on the blade look doubtful.An original knife but with a repro blade possibly?
Could be a replacement blade Lew. I cant wait to get home to blow this one up on the big screen, but I can see a stickbird mark, numbers etc etc. The copper rivets are usually the giveaway but they don't look copper. Unless it has replacement rivets? Not impossible I don't suppose.
Check the blade, see if its non magnetic? You'll soon know if the whole thing feels light or not.
The giveaway signs will be there somewhere.
Currently im sitting round my mother in laws - the beauty of Christmas ey.
ps. I wish people would give a price when they put these things on here.
Its the first indication to whether to spend the time even looking.