Original German WWII Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger Fighting Knife - Weimar Eagle 6 Marked
Original Item: Only One Available. The Third Reich issued a large number of edge weapons to the military and civilian organizations. The fighting knife featured here was originally designed during WWI. It was widely employed in the trench warfare that took place during the conflict.
This genuine WWII German Luftwaffe fighting knife is held in a scabbard that is designed to clip over the edge of a boot top or belt. It could also clip onto any part of the uniform and was easy to conceal. They were used throughout both world wars by soldiers in the trenches and with this particular style being used extensively by the Fallschirmjäger (paratrooper), Waffen SS and Luftwaffe pilots.
This example is in very good condition and features a blade that is marked with a 6 inside a Weimar Eagle on the ricasso. The blade is the standard spear-point shape, with a full edge on the bottom, and half edge on the top. The top edge was specific to Paratroopers (Fallschirmjäger), as it helped cut through the rigging. Regular issue knives often only had one edge. The upper edge does not appear to have been sharpened recently, but the main edge has, and is definitely quite sharp.
The knife has wood grips with steel securing bolts, which are in good condition, with no chips or major dents, and a great color. They have been finished with some type of varnish, and there is a crack on the top of the right grip scale around the bolt. The clip back scabbard has the black enamel paint in great shape, with just a bit of wear and crazing.
Offered in very good condition, originals like this are always hard to find.
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