Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by qwerty » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:05 am

What about the scales on this?
Those had to be stamped out.
The die must be lost or there would be more of these showing up.
One showed up on ebay. Without brass liners but otherwise the same.
It sold for $490.00.

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by Bill DeShivs » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:12 am

Why would you think the die is lost?
These knives are simply outright fakes. There is nothing legitimate about them.
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by qwerty » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:07 am

Hi Bill
The reason is that these seem sort of scarce. Do you know how the scales and button are made?

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by Bill DeShivs » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:24 am

Looks like the scales are stamped sheet metal. Button possibly is, too.
Of course they are scarce. How would they sell them as "rare" if they weren't?
The knives themselves are not even period correct, and they are obviously Asian-made pieces of crap. And, no Nazi-embossed or marked folding knives were issued in WW2.
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by natcherly » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:07 am

Viking45 wrote:...I know it's common knowledge today but the swastika is an ancient Indian symbol later used by the Romans.
Hitler admired the Romans thus inspired him to use the symbol.
The swastika is an ancient Hindu emblem of luck. Hitler tied it to the "Aryans", a grouping of Indo-European peoples, who he believed originated it. Independently, some American Indians also made use of this symbol.

I used to work in the ocean shipping industry and was rather shocked to see this house flag belonging to the Scindia Steam Navigation Co Ltd of Bombay, India. I don't think they are in business anymore.
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by TRYKER » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:19 pm

yes, the swastika was also a native american indian symbol representing the ''whirl wind''
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by qwerty » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:22 am

I asked a tool and knife friend who has about 70 years of knowledge.
He said that the emblems including the top of the button are separate and attached to the scales and button.
He said the Solingen on the tang looks more German than Chinese.
No safety is unusual. Not from 1943 but more like 60s quality.
No clue where the emblems came from. May be taken from some other application.
I wish I had some to sell!

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:48 am

Tell your friend he's wrong. I can promise you that I have more switchblade experience than he has.
There has never been an Italian stiletto-styled knife made in Germany.
What is your obsession with this knife? It's a piece of shit. It's terrible quality, all the markings are counterfeit.
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by portlandmike » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:23 pm

Kinda reminds me of this knife. I got it for $11 and that included shipping from China.
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by Panzerfaust » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:26 pm

German World War II items have been collectible since the vets started bringing them home in 1945, and as a result, there have been many counterfeits and fantasy pieces made through the years. There is an Adolf Hitler pocket knife that I believe was first made in 1970s. No such knife existed in Nazi Germany.

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by JulesVane » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:47 pm

portlandmike wrote:Kinda reminds me of this knife. I got it for $11 and that included shipping from China.
Hold it Mike! You may have something there! Where HAVE I seen a switch with dragons on the scales before?....LMAO!

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by portlandmike » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:50 pm

JulesVane wrote:
portlandmike wrote:Kinda reminds me of this knife. I got it for $11 and that included shipping from China.
Hold it Mike! You may have something there! Where HAVE I seen a switch with dragons on the scales before?....LMAO!

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All I have to do is set my camera to black & white, hang an evidence tag on it and advertise it as the long lost prop knife... eBay here I come ! Thanks Chris :lol:

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:12 pm

That's a wild picture. There is actually no place on the knife that you could hang a tag from in that position. But it looks good on film.
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by charleshuber1983 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:43 pm

It is still a pretty cool knife even if its not authentic.. :D

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Post by sammy the blade » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:33 pm

Must have stuck the tag on with a booger

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