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Title Paratroop gravity knife
Nationality German
Period 1944
Sold

A somewhat battered example of the take-down version of this knife. One grip would appear to be walnut, the other one beechwood, but both original. The marlin spike is marked with the RB number '0/0561/0019', which firmly dates the piece to 1944, or just possibly 1945. The blade is marked Anton Wingen.

It has had a careful armourer's repair to the broken spring on the lock, a fairly common occurrence with these knives, but, more importantly, 1 cm of the blade has been shortened due to use/abuse, but this has also been done by a professional armourer.

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


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

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The bayonet just arrived, it's great, I'm very pleased with it. Thanks again for a superb service.

G D, UK, 29.01.2012

Picked up the dirk this morning and actually waited until I got back home before unwrapping the package. It really exceeded my expectations...whilst the photos were good, to see and feel it in three dimensions was very exciting. A beatutful piece Chris, and worth the wait.

C C, Australia, 20.08.2010

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