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bill grist
02-15-2011, 09:02 AM
Gravity Knife.......

jack944
02-15-2011, 11:06 AM
Bill,

If a tenth of the members posted like you we would be so lucky.:thumbsup:
Thanks for posting.

jlj
02-15-2011, 03:23 PM
Were all para's rust free? A friend has one that is mostly brown if I remember it right. JL

bill grist
02-15-2011, 03:48 PM
Were all para's rust free? A friend has one that is mostly brown if I remember it right. JLMost that I have seen....The takedown model might have been regular steel, I really don't know, never had one...BILL

gergnotwen
02-15-2011, 04:45 PM
Most that I have seen....The takedown model might have been regular steel, I really don't know, never had one...BILL

I've got a take down model and I will post some pics. Most parts are blued but the blade is stainless.

Greg

Peter U
02-15-2011, 05:03 PM
Hello Bill,

It looks to be a nice gravity knife.
There a lot of fakes around, if I'am not mistaken original examples have a Waffen prüfungs stamp on the pin, the examples I owned in the past had.
Does yours have such a stamp on it?



Btw these weren't an exclusive tool for the Fallschirmjäger, they were issued to everyone that used a parachute, this includes airgunners, pilots,...etc.


Cheers,
Peter

jlj
02-15-2011, 06:18 PM
The one my friend has is a takedown model. Thanks, JL

bill grist
02-15-2011, 08:16 PM
Hello Bill,

It looks to be a nice gravity knife.
There a lot of fakes around, if I'am not mistaken original examples have a Waffen prüfungs stamp on the pin, the examples I owned in the past had.
Does yours have such a stamp on it?



Btw these weren't an exclusive tool for the Fallschirmjäger, they were issued to everyone that used a parachute, this includes airgunners, pilots,...etc.


Cheers,
Peter yes it does a luftamt

gergnotwen
02-16-2011, 09:39 PM
Here's a pretty nice type 2 takedown model with the blued finish and stainless blade. No Luftamp on the spike on this type. My type 1 does have one however. Enjoy.:thumbsup:

bill grist
02-17-2011, 08:19 AM
Super nice 'Takedown' model....BILL

Mike
03-11-2011, 08:24 PM
Not teaching you guys to suck eggs, but did you know it was a Luftwaffe aircrew item and later issued to Fallschirmjäger.

Peter U
03-12-2011, 01:49 AM
Not teaching you guys to suck eggs, but did you know it was a Luftwaffe aircrew item and later issued to Fallschirmjäger.

- Indeed!
And it isn't a good fighting knife either, it makes a lot of noice, the blades rattles in the shaft; it is designed to cut yourself free from your parachute if you landed in a tree or so and because of the gravety action you can open the knife with one hand.
But they are nice knifes anyway.


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