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Article about: Here´s a "Kampfmesser der Wehrmacht Luftwaffe". Such "boot-knive´s" were in use in units of the WL in it´s "Feld-Divisionen", ("field-division´s"), an

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    Here´s a "Kampfmesser der Wehrmacht Luftwaffe".

    Such "boot-knive´s" were in use in units of the WL in it´s "Feld-Divisionen", ("field-division´s"), and the "Fliegendem Personal", ("flying personell").

    Also units of the Wehrmacht-Heer used this fighting-knife !
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    Nice original knife. I really like these.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thx., Ade !

    They´re not that common, as the Infanteriemesser 42

    Rgds.,

    R.

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    There´re the Luftwaffe Acceptance mark´s: "Eagle 5" and "Eagle 6", also the letter "W" or "S", marked upon the blade, (maker´s ?), also unmarked blade´s are known.


    This pattern fighting knives were made from 1942 on, as far as I know.
    Last edited by Reibert; 02-10-2011 at 08:15 PM.

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    Nice knife! Rich A. in Pa.
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    Hi Reibert, very nice fighting knife you have! Thanks again for the help. Ive learned a lot today!

    Cheers, Edwin

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    Iam going to get one the next time i see one .! Nice ..

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    Quote by ehawk View Post
    Hi Reibert, very nice fighting knife you have! Thanks again for the help. Ive learned a lot today!

    Cheers, Edwin
    You´re welcome !


    Measurements:

    overall lenght: ca. 28,4 cm
    blade lenght: ca. 17 cm
    lenght of the hilt, (incl. Crossguard): ca. 11,4 cm
    blade width: 22,4 mm
    blade thickness: ca. 4,2 mm
    crossguard thickness: ca. 2,8 mm

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    Reibert, i,ve had a few of these lufty/heer boot knifes in the past & really like them, next one i find is here to stay in my collection.

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    ... next one i find is here to stay in my collection.
    Better send it to me quickly !

    BTW.: You can find this pattern fighting knife even at one the poster´s of the movie "Saints and Soldiers" !

    Here´re some examples:

    Saints and Soldiers Poster - Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery

    All posters from Saints and Soldiers

    Saints and Soldiers movie posters at MovieGoods.com

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