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On the table beside me is a Kershaw 1475ST Storm.

But what I have on my desk is this little letter opener.

Now y'all know that I like knives. I got a bunch of them, for opening cans to EDC.
 

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Here are just a few of the blades on or in my desk. A couple of them I carry with me.
These pretty much stay in the shop. I have MANY more that are used when I am hunting or working out side. The "Old Timer" The big one I use to open mail. View attachment 200934 View attachment 200936 View attachment 200938 View attachment 200940
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Nice collection!

Not a fan of serrated blades, too much work keeping them sharp, but I dig that old school balance!



Clip point fan, I see. Are those German Pumas? I've got one with black panels.
Yep and yes Pumas. Got a couple of more somewhere.
 

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Three antique folders from Ireland, a single bladed, STAG, BARLOW, a three bladed jigged handle IMPERIAL, and two bladed, jigged handle CAMCO.

At least, those are the ones that I can see. With this clutter, there could be a machete underneath all this. I know that there's two or three camping hawks settin under the desk.
 
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This one needs an edge put back on it. I suck at sbarpening blades. I wish my wifes stepfather was still alive, using a steel, he could put an edge on anything and you'd be able to shave with it.
When I was in my early twenties, I was an assistant supervisor in the produce department of a local supermarket chain in NOLA. I was sharpening my big french blade, after trimming corn ears for wrapping. The meat department manager walked by, ad told me that was not the way to get a sharp edge. I took my knife and in a single swipe lopped off a large piece of the corner of a banana box. Ten minutes later he came back with all the knives from the meat department for me to sharpen.

My first stepfather, Jimmy, was a roofer, a mean drunk, pool hall shark, and a knife fighter from the Appalachians. I've seen him in a couple of pool room scuffles, and to this day I have to wonder if he wasn't the inspiration for at least one, if not two, Jim Croce songs, "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", and "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" He told me to never to stab a man, a rule by which he, himself, lived by.

I didn’t realize old Case knives could be sent to the factory for repair. That’s darn good to know @gdmoody thanks for that. I have a few I need to go through and see if I can do the same.
Buck Knife does it:
https://www.buckknives.com/about-knives/bucks-forever-warranty/

This one lives in one of drawers of one of my garage benches.

gdmoody, that's what should be on the other side of the handle - "Bw" (Bundeswehr) and manufacturers stamp and year on the other side of the blade, anything else and its a remake. View attachment 200460
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Always like the Bundeswehr knife. But, never came across one for sale or trade.
 

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My first Buck knife was a 110, found it in the middle of River Road in Harvey(?) Louisiana. Big gash in one of the brass bolsters. Later had another, that had been professionally converted to a switch blade, traded an SAS crossbow, which I got in another trade, for it. That crossbow had an over 200lb draw on it! Made a wooden practice bolt from a cheap arrow. Shot it, from about ten feet, into a dry telephone book, penetrated halfway through when the wooden shaft exploded into toothpicks.
Later sold that knife to a Jeweler I knew who collected knives.
 
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Same rules applies to them, no knives or weapons in a public place.
It comes under weapons charges, so if caught, there goes your gun license.
It's basically the same as Great Britain, you have no right to defend yourself and if you do the criminal becomes the victim.



I think I want one of those... :cool:
Though Australians are called citizens, their government treats them as subjects. Subject to the whims of the governing few, rather than to the will of the people.

Nice! Is that a hoof cleaning tool?
Yeppers
 
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i dont have a desk, but a very sharp knife is always in my right pocket.i always remember the line from a movie where a big bad guy started to beat up a womenthen he was going to rape her. then he stopped and said, what did you just do to me? then he died. she had a very sharp knife and gutted him bad.
 

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This one lives in one of drawers of one of my garage benches.

gdmoody, that's what should be on the other side of the handle - "Bw" (Bundeswehr) and manufacturers stamp and year on the other side of the blade, anything else and its a remake. View attachment 200460
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Ever since I read this post, I have been looking for the one I have and can't seem to find it. The one I said has "Glock" on it I found. Not the same knife at all. If I remember right, the one like this one was sent to me back in the 80's by my son who was stationed in Germany at the time.
 

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If I had looked one more place before I posted the last one, I would have found it!! I went outside and looked in the tail end of my car and there is was in the car jack compartment. Mine does not have the BW on it.
Knife Dagger Blade Hunting knife Cutting tool
 

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Discussion Starter · #114 · (Edited)
Does it have anything on the blade?
They were very popular in Germany and Europe being that they were an issue field knife. A few manufacturers made them even Puma, so some were made for the civie market but otherwise per mil spec, not like what you can find newly made now which are pretty cheap things.

Btw, I call it a field knife as that's what it was used for, as a general tool.
The official designation was M1968 Kampfmesser (Combat Knife)

Military contractors that I know of:

OFW - Otto Förster, Witzhelden
WKC - WKC Stahl und Metallwarenfabrik, Weyersberg (Formerly Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie)
WMF - Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, Geislingen an der Steige
AES - A. Eickhorn, Solingen
FKS - Friedrich Koch, Solingen
Robert Klaas, Solingen
 

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It did have something but I cannot remember what it was. I'll have to wait until tomorrow morning to go back out to the car and see what it said.
 

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I forgot to look yesterday, but here is a picture of the writing on the blade.
 

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That's a commercially made one though one of the better copies. I have seen Puma made ones with Bw on the handle though Puma was never a military contractor, unless they made a special run for some unknown reason with official blessing as they would not have gotten away with putting Bw on them otherwise. Puma knives are expensive and they employ pretty good craftsmen, no way a soldier would have been issued with a Puma made knife.
I have also seen these knives made by the contractors I listed but with no Bw on the handle and no date marking, runs made for the civie market, and also fakes like that.
I know of copies being owned by soldiers such as the TSR you have there. If they lost their knife they'd be in trouble, so they would go into a store and buy one and they would be re-inventoried when the soldier left the military. So who knows the history of yours.
I have owned a few of them, but as with most of the things I owned back then as a kid, I had to leave behind when we left germany. About the only thing I've still got is an old stainless steel US marked Camillus utility knife, like the old boyscout knives, an old WWII 50 cal case, some MG42 links, few other small things.
 

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