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Boot Knife - WW2? Fake?

Article about: Recently found this ... would like to confirm that this is some sort of post-war fantasy item... It has a mortise but no attaching hardware ...

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    Recently found this ... would like to confirm that this is some sort of post-war fantasy item... It has a mortise but no attaching hardware ...

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    Maker should be Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie.
    Please, show us the other side of the Armeedolch.

    In my opinion a devalued original, too bad ...

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    More pics... I guess it has some value for parts?

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    Yes, has it's origin in a WW1 era knife, but modified probably fairly recently, the spanner screws are new, could be a new blade, painted and swastika added. Grip plates and scabbard are original.

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    WKC has produced in the 1916-18 area this type of fighting knife, typical bowie shape and they used aluminium spanner screw in the gripplates and the black paint after the regulations requered that they would come in black.
    they come with and without the Knight and kings head logo.
    This one seems to have had a work over looking at the blade, but its known that during the Weimar period swatika's were added to the blade.
    This one seems to be stamped, which speaks in its favor.
    The scabbard paint i have no issues with, seems pretty original.
    To compare one with alu spanners (alu snapbutton) in war black edition.

    Best
    Ger
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    Quote by gerrit View Post
    ... but its known that during the Weimar period swatika's were added to the blade.
    This one seems to be stamped, which speaks in its favor.
    Hi Gerritt,
    You show us a nice army dagger here!
    It was equipped with staghorn scales, (grip plates) probably at the request of the buyer.



    Regarding the requested army dagger:

    you write
    ... "but its known that during the Weimar period Swatika's were added to the blade."

    Are there any reliable indications that can be proven by contemporary photographs or by working documents from the various manufacturers?
    What is the source of your hint?

    What I could well imagine is that the owner of such a privately acquired army dagger put a swastika on the blade as a kind of "sympathy sign" during the era of the "Weimar Republic" (or even later).


    However, my experience has shown that such "modifications" are always a matter of faith and an "upgrading" of such specimens, actually, should be a "red flag" ...
    I personally don't like the rather rough stamping of the swastika.

    But, only my two cents ...

    private purchased trench knife by WKC

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    Hi Reibert

    the added swastikas i have seen were worn by Freikorps
    member who sympatisted with Hitler
    Surely done by the members themselves.
    Two of these knives i saw came directly from a house cleaning.
    They had stamped swastikas, they differ in size
    i saw 1 large and 1 like the one posted.
    Both made a very strong authentic impression and looking at rust stains no doubt done in the period.

    I know a lot of knives now a days are upgraded with all kinds of stuff but i dont condem this one because it has one.

    Regards
    Ger
    Last edited by gerrit; 11-30-2022 at 03:55 PM.

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    Thanks Ger,

    did you take some photos?
    Pictures would be interesting.

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    Unfortunate these pics were on a laptop with a crashed data disk, turning it in for garantie they also whiped my primary disk, so lots of data missing .....

    Ger

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    What a pitty, anyway, thx. a lot for informations !

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