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by SchwarzStock
Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: AAS Dagger - Sort of....
Replies: 0
Views: 161

AAS Dagger - Sort of....

I have a fondness for daggers despite their limited use. The F-S is of course a classic but with a weak tip and tang. The Australians fixed the weak tip part but retained the weak, rat-tail tang. I wanted my bladesmith to make a Bowie but he said he could not find a suitable piece of stag so I asked...
by SchwarzStock
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: West German GRAVITY knife
Replies: 27
Views: 3433

Re: West German GRAVITY knife

Looks like the rescue knife is still available from Eichkorn. More of a gravity "hook" than a knife.

https://www.eickhorn-solingen.de/epages ... cts/820116
by SchwarzStock
Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: East German Combat Daggers for sale V500 KM66
Replies: 0
Views: 93

East German Combat Daggers for sale V500 KM66

4951.jpg 4952.jpg KM66 4953.JPG 4954.jpg I have four NIB daggers for sale, serial numbers 4951, 4952, 4953, and 4954. I will sell one, two or three but will not break-up the sequence to sell for example 4952 leaving me with 4951, 4953 and 4954. The number is your choice otherwise. All include the o...
by SchwarzStock
Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: West German GRAVITY knife
Replies: 27
Views: 3433

Re: West German GRAVITY knife

Yes, all true as far as "JPD's" knife. The AES knives with the i-piece grip as depicted at the beginning of this thread are what I was referring to as being tourist junk. The type "V" from the picture in my previous post. The information clearly says "never adopted by the Bundeswehr".
by SchwarzStock
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Who made this?
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Who made this?

I found a similar head from Ochsenkopf. It was on ebay but no more.
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i also found another conventional cleaver with a very similar looking pigs head but still no leads on the maker.....
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by SchwarzStock
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Bundeswehr Gravity Knife for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Bundeswehr Gravity Knife for Sale

This knife is in Arizona and will be mailed from there postage paid. Fully functional, no broken springs $400.00
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by SchwarzStock
Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Handfull of East German Daggers - KM66
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Handfull of East German Daggers - KM66

One, two, or three might be. Depends on the offer. Of course it must be either the three lowest numbers or the three highest.

I will make a post in the sell/buy forum.
by SchwarzStock
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: West German GRAVITY knife
Replies: 27
Views: 3433

Re: West German GRAVITY knife

Sorry to be late to the party. These three books are must have if you are serious about collecting German combat knives. Unfortunately I do not believe they are available in English. The picture of the page is from the Gravity knife book and at the bottom it lists the "type V" knife (LL80) as never ...
by SchwarzStock
Thu Nov 10, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Commemoratives?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Commemoratives?

In my opinion commemoratives have little value, especially when they have been modified. I just ran across this Ek commemorative. On the back side it has a reserve officer's name and rank engraved. In my mind this is not work the price of a current Ek from Kabar. What says you guys? https://www.ebay...
by SchwarzStock
Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: AKC Gravity Knife
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: AKC Gravity Knife

Locating the blade release like is a mistake. When you grip the knife hard in a situation you are likely to release the blade back into the handle. Too big and ugly!
by SchwarzStock
Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: 2 Swedish Air Force survival knives
Replies: 16
Views: 3324

Re: 2 Swedish Air Force survival knives

Those bear an interesting similarity to the US Army Quartermaster knives.
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by SchwarzStock
Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Who made this?
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Who made this?

I recently acquired this "cleaver". I was told it was an old butcher's tool. I cannot find any information on who made it it, the legible markings include a pig head, K&K and "Extra Quality 10". It has a interesting head with a "foot" that allows you to stand it on end. Anyone have an idea about thi...
by SchwarzStock
Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Green Diploma
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Green Diploma

The quality on that is not great is it. The fit of the guard to the blade is terrible. I like the old ones like this: https://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=18508902 https://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=18912019 https://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=17964863 https://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id...
by SchwarzStock
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Handfull of East German Daggers - KM66
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Handfull of Daggers - KM66

The following is a translation from a German language paper on the KM66 Combat knife. The combat knife (dagger) M 1966 / KM66 First manufacturer designation: combat knife TGL 108 - 64 019 The first pure combat knife from the VEB vehicle and hunting weapons factory Ernst Thälmann in Suhl was issued i...
by SchwarzStock
Sun Nov 06, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?
Replies: 10
Views: 6964

Re: Can anyone recommend a good kitchen knife?

I realize this thread is over two years old...... I was always a big fan on Henkells (Zwilling) but struggled to keep them sharp. At the conclusion of the great division the Henkells remained in Arizona. When I was ready to replace them I did a lot of research online and also spoke with a lot of fri...