Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby TRYKER » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:31 pm

ya know Mike thats a cool lookin knife even for a cheapo.
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby qwerty » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:42 am

Hi portlandmike
I bought one of those china knives with the gold and dragons too.
They are 9 and 3/4 inch which makes them stand out a bit.
Nice novelty.

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby qwerty » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:54 am

Hi Bill
I don't think we should overlook the possibility that these 'fantasy knives' were made in Germany in the 60s after the war.
There are the Othello switchblades made in Germany. Just google them.
This 'fantasy knife' even kind of looks like the Othello style of construction.
There is also the possibility that they were made by the underground Nazi movement after the war.
That would explain the scarcity as they would have been illegal.
The one on ebay came out of Romania. It was a flat grind. It did not have 440 on it and the catch pit was not drilled through
which I consider to be a sign of a copy.
They are not junk. These are hot man!

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby qwerty » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:03 am

Her are some pics of the one that sold off ebay.
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby JulesVane » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:40 am

Where did the above Mauro Mario come from? :?:
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby sammy the blade » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:44 am

I think he put it in there just to tease us.

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby sammy the blade » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:53 am

Bill DeShivs wrote:Don't remember, but someone was asking about one just like it- so it's not unique.

One posted on sharperdeal forum awhile back. I think it was on eBay, don't know what it went for or if it was the exact one as this one but it had the Nazi theme and it seems like it was pricy. Same rare bull as advertised on this one. It was a year or so ago and someone here that frequents that forum may remember it. I can't log on there anymore, think it's the phone

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby portlandmike » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:32 am

Wait ... did you scrape away the outer Nazi coating to reveal the hidden Mario ? NOW I GET IT ! where can I get one ?!?

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby Bill DeShivs » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:56 am

Qwerty-
There have never been any Italian stiletto type knives made in Germany. The Othello knives, and others, were made in Maniago, Italy-for sale in Germany.
Apparently, you wouldn't know a good knife if it stuck you in the ass.
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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby qwerty » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:40 am

Bill
Collectors buy what is available. That is why prices are going up on nice lower end knives.
I happen to like the Othello knives and would buy some more.
I'm sure your collection of flat guards is awesome.
I have only been collecting switchblades for less than a year.
So I am not challenging your obvious supremacy. Ta Ta.

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby Tom19176 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:41 am

Bill is correct on his information.

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Re: Vintage German WWII fantasy switchblade

Postby rz_and » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:15 pm

freshly bought
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