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bgshrk2
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Gravity Knives(OTF's)

Post by bgshrk2 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:37 pm

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone would know anything about this specific Gravity Knife I have pictures of below. The company on the blade says Black Hawk and says made in Germany. I'm wondering if it's a newer knife or something from WW2 possibly. If anyone knows anything about this and could help; I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Re: Gravity Knives(OTF's)

Post by Bill DeShivs » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:28 am

Made by Anton Wingen in Solingen, Germany after 1955.
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Re: Gravity Knives(OTF's)

Post by bgshrk2 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:00 pm

Interesting, I find the marking Black Hawk very odd on the blade. Was Black Hawk a brand Anton Wingen acquired? Why is it that I've tried finding that marking Black Hawk online and have had no luck? Is this specific knife/Marking rare or just a common gravity knife, made by Anton Wingen in Solingen, Germany?

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Re: Gravity Knives(OTF's)

Post by Bill DeShivs » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:53 pm

Apparently, these were made for a reseller. This was a common practice.
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