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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

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

I receive the cap this day, I very happy. This cap is very beautiful. I hope that find other beautiful items in your shop. Many thanks.

S T, France, 12.03.2010

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