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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]

testimonials

It got here this morning, presumably delayed by the holidays. It is perfect, indeed better than I was expecting.

G W, USA, 11.01.2012

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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