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Username Post: knife identification        (Topic#813496)
homer8
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01-27-08 15:42.48 - Post#1433415    



Hello,

I am new and I want to identify a knife my father obtained overseas in the pacific during WWII I believe. It has "pure steel" inscribed on one side and "victory" on the other along with decrotive etchings. It is curved with a bone w/brass handle and leather sheath. I would appreciate any insight on this knife as I found it in my fathers belongings after his death and would like to know its history. I can be reached at verydte@yahoo.com.

thank you

alan
 
nate j
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Re: knife identification
01-27-08 18:17.01 - Post#1433510    


    In response to homer8

Pictures would be helpful, if you can get them.
As always, just my $0.02


 
brianWE
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Re: knife identification
01-28-08 08:23.36 - Post#1433871    


    In response to homer8

A wild guess....a WW2 souvenir knife from, maybe, the Philippines.
But pics are essential.

Oh! Welcome to KF.
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homer8
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Re: knife identification
01-31-08 10:41.47 - Post#1436862    


    In response to nate j



here is a picture. thank you for responding

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nate j
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Re: knife identification
01-31-08 17:58.40 - Post#1437250    


    In response to homer8

Well, after looking at the picture, I agree with Brian that it is a souvenir/decorative piece. Unfortunately, I cannot offer any more specific information.
As always, just my $0.02


 
brianWE
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Re: knife identification
01-31-08 18:01.56 - Post#1437252    


    In response to nate j

Yeah.
Possibly Indian.

Bernard Levine might help.
He has a forum, here.
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knifetinkerer
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Re: knife identification
02-01-08 12:36.55 - Post#1437926    


    In response to homer8

This is an Indian tourist piece patterned after American naval dirks of c.1805-1825. Ebay sellers have often tried to pass them off as authentic naval dirks of the period. They should go for $5 to $20, I think.
 
Jannie2
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07-31-12 15:49.11 - Post#2487359    


    In response to knifetinkerer

My Dad also has one of these knives but with an interesting story. He was standing in the watch tower of his ship in 1942 when an Arabian man climbed the rope that was tied to the dock at Casablanca with this knife in his teeth. Once he got on the boat another man shot the intruder and tossed the knife up to my dad. Dad mailed the knife home right before he got on his new ship a short time later.
 
Big Mike
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07-31-12 23:36.10 - Post#2487395    


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  • Jannie2 Said:


My Dad also has one of these knives but with an interesting story. He was standing in the watch tower of his ship in 1942 when an Arabian man climbed the rope that was tied to the dock at Casablanca with this knife in his teeth. Once he got on the boat another man shot the intruder and tossed the knife up to my dad. Dad mailed the knife home right before he got on his new ship a short time later.





Jannie2, welcome to our little corner of cyberspace.


That's a great story, ...keep 'em coming.






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Sharpshooter
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08-01-12 01:04.04 - Post#2487406    


    In response to Big Mike

I can't believe none of you recognized it...

That is Heinrich Himmler's personal Jet Pilot Samurai Survival Sword. It was personally awarded to him by the Emperor of Japan for successful completion of the Royal Japanese Jeet Kune Do class held in the gymnasium on the Royal Japanese Castle in 1907.

Himmler lost the knife when his Starship named Jefferson after the famous Russian Playwrite, sank into the Indian Ocean after splashdown at the end of his historic mission to the moon in 1944 with the famous Italian Astronaut Luke Skywalker.

The knife was thought lost for many years, until the 1953 mission to raise the lost Starship was ordered by Hitler for propaganda purposes.

Jeeze... don't you guys know your history?
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