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Title 1944 fighting/boot knife
Nationality German
Period 1944/5
Sold

These were issued to the troops for the Ardennes offensive; in all probability, on account of the inspection stamp, to paratroop or other Luftwaffe ground units. The blade style was copied from the US M3 fighting knife, which the Germans would have encountered from the Normandy landings onwards in the hands of the GIs.

It is somewhat lighter than the American version, but nonetheless an extremely practical all-round fighting/camp knife.

A good, clean example, with all the original blue anodised finish to the scabbard. The scabbard and the beechwood grips would appear to have been varnished at some stage. Nice examples, especially with the blueing on the scabbard, are now getting harder to find.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Third Reich : Luftwaffe NSFK DLV]

testimonials

Hi arrived safely packaged well very pleased with it will look great on my relic lebel when finished thank you

M B, UK, 24.05.2016

The buckle arrived today in good order, many thanks for the speedy delivery. A nice buckle, as described, and a welcome addition to my collection. Will revisit your website regularly for other items of interest.

L M, Channel Islands, 30.01.2009

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