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Mystery Knife to ID

Article about: Another of my late Grandfather's 1945 bring-backs from Germany. The only mark on this is the letter 'S' on the Ricasso. As always, any help with ID would be appreciated. Martin

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    Another of my late Grandfather's 1945 bring-backs from Germany. The only mark on this is the letter 'S' on the Ricasso. As always, any help with ID would be appreciated.

    Martin
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    I believe it's a boot scabbarded fighting knife but the blade look's very US M3 to me. Re handled maybe?
    This is only a punt.
    Cheers
    Dave

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    It is a german fighting knife the S is the makers mark but I do not remember what it is I do not think that it was rehandled

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    I have moved this thread here.

    The knife is Luftwaffe issue. It is totally original and is a nice example.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    I have moved this thread here.

    The knife is Luftwaffe issue. It is totally original and is a nice example.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Cheers for that. Maybe from the same fella who owned the Luftwaffe eagle Grandad also brought back.

    Martin
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    Nice knife.

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    Check this thread out here Luftwaffen Kampfmesser
    Luftwaffekampfmesser. which is a fighting knife or boot knife. Member Riebert is our top guy on these.
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    Hi gent's
    Just a small question if I could,
    Which blade was developed first US M3 type blade (43-44) or this Luft Kampfmesser style blade?
    What I am wondering is was the M3 blade derived from this German type?
    Thanks fella's
    Dave

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    Hey Dave the US M3 was first issued in March 1943..and then discontinued later in August 1944...so hard to say and a question needs to be asked as what month was the Luft Kampfmesser issued. Pretty close! Regards Larry
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    Thanks Larry.
    So both these designs development may have ran pretty much parallel to a degree.
    Cheers mate
    Dave

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