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

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]


Today I received your flag. It's very nice and looks genuine to me. Beautifull crisp colors! It looks barely used. It's a nice addition to my ww2 collection. I would even say, one of my top pieces.

Thanks for your excellent service and top communication!

I will check your site more often to see if you have more nice pieces.

R D, The Netherlands, 21.04.2018

Safely received in post today, and pleased with the items.

Thank-you for easy transaction and prompt despatch.

P M, UK, 19.04.2012