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WWII Knife???

Discussion in 'Small Arms and Edged Weapons' started by JenniferHelgren, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. JenniferHelgren

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    Can anyone help me identify this knife? I inherited it from my Great-Uncle who was a WWII veteran and I cannot find any information on it. Was it a weapon used in WWII or possibly just a favorite keepsake? Any information would be very helpful! Thanks in advance!!
     

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  2. Carl W Schwamberger

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    I dont see any markings indicating a military issue. Are there markings not visable in the photograph? If there are that might give a clue about the manufactor. The shape of the blade and handle suggest to me it is a hunting or general utility knife, rather than a combat weapon. You might try books or web sites on hunting weapons.
     
  3. JenniferHelgren

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    There is a "H" on the blade about 1/2 inch from the tip-right at the sharpened edge, so it is possible that there was a letter before it that I can longer see, but no markings after it.
     
  4. Niles23

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    It looks 2 me like it was a home made knife. It looks like the blade was welded onto the hande.
     
  5. Dark Matter

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    I have a WWII German Pocket Knife somewere.

    I have a collection of Anteak knifes...
     
  6. Martin Bull

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    Although the question was asked quite a while ago now, this knife looks to me to be more of a 'keepsake' ; possibly the kind of item made locally by the 'natives' and sold to servicemen away from the front line.
     
  7. Skipper

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    My guess is some kind of trench art made by a soldier
     

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