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toolsntat

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Finally got round to using one of Aldi's USB Microscopes and had a look at an odd sort of safety knife with some sort of German insignia on one of the rivets for the handle scales......
The knife is a very flat "s" shape, 11" long and the stamp is about 1/8" wide, one cutting edge and last 3/4"is left blunt.

Andy





 

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Second World War, the insignia is one for the Air Force[Lufwaffe-spelling?] under the Nazi 3rd Reich.What it was for I have no idea,Len
 

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I think that Lenpam is on the right track..but mayhaps pre WW2 Nazi flight training symbol?..A little crude for later work
 

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No idea but perhaps for cutting parachute lines in an emergency? 

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Great to finally get a picture pointing in the right direction Jim 8)

Rod that sounds like a good possible use too, thanks :wink:

Had a look around for the insignia identification but never quite found the same one :?
The more I look at it I think that it has been double struck :?:

Cheers
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Vann":31ks2xlo said:
toolsntat":31ks2xlo said:
The more I look at it I think that it has been double struck :?:
That was my impression too (no pun intended).

Cheers, Vann.
Or........

It is the knife carried by parachutists during the attempt to kidnap Churchill....

In the first part of the image...the eagle is in flight....

In the second....

Ok ok ok....I have my coat on...see you all later!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Jim
 

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