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Username Post: BW knife        (Topic#844159)
rinos
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02-07-09 15:55.20 - Post#1759074    







Hi all,
i had this knife,( believe Bundeswehr knife from 70s or 80s),as my army companion, abused him regularly for four years then forgot him next 15 years.Now is reground,with new handle, and looks pretty much noting like original,don't know about steel,but is extremely tough(among regular use i dag out concrete wall and asphalt ,with just minimum damage),it is not current German army issue,and i cannot found any info about steel or production,some info would be appreciated.
(Original handle was green plastic with BW in middle)

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worldknives
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02-07-09 18:56.34 - Post#1759173    


    In response to rinos

Hi Rinos-
Thanks for posting on The Solingen Forum!

I can't tell you anything about the military side of this knife. I can tell you the stamp is from Kissing Cranes which is a Solingen company with a strong history.

Kissing Cranes is a DBA of Robert Klaas and they are still in business as I have met them personally in Germany. Unfortunately, the Kissing Cranes line is now made in China!!!

They had previously had knives subcontracted in Italy which were all good quality. I have not seen the ones made in China because I can't stomach it.

But, your knife is a good old Solingen made knife. When I get a chance I will look up the logo and may have a specific dtae of production for you.

Thanks again!

Chris Hyde
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rinos
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02-10-09 01:05.52 - Post#1760883    


    In response to worldknives

Thanks Chris,
Name of knife is Bundeswehr Kampfmesser,but cannot found type of steel(stainless obviusly)
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brianWE
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02-11-09 08:51.23 - Post#1761997    


    In response to rinos

I was under the impression that the issue knives were made by Eickhorn...but there may have been other makers.

There were commercial models.
My mid 90s Knife Center catalogue shows one. But it seems to have "authentic military markings". Maker is not listed.
From memory, it is in the United Cutlery section...not the Kissing Crane section.
Although UC was the KC importer at the time.
I think they were the Eickhorn importers, too...maybe.

Sold for $50.
brianWE
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Edited by brian w edginton on 02-11-09 08:52.12. Reason for edit: Typo
 
SporK60
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02-11-09 11:26.36 - Post#1762108    


    In response to brianWE

Nice rework
Dave


 
rembrandt
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02-21-09 07:45.41 - Post#1770309    


    In response to SporK60

Your model Kissing Crane is probably alot better than mine and I have several of them.....made in China but they are solid made knives. Like above however, I can't stand our products all coming from those people. When will we ever learn?
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Edited by rembrandt on 02-21-09 07:46.58. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
brianWE
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02-21-09 10:07.06 - Post#1770439    


    In response to rembrandt

  • Quote:
.made in China but they are solid made knives. Like above however, I can't stand our products all coming from those people. When will we ever learn?



Same here in Oz. Saving grace is that they use our iron ore and coal. Although those exports are severely reduced since the crisis.
Jobs being lost at an alarming rate in the mining industries.
brianWE
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AR Norby
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07-30-10 16:39.07 - Post#2182111    


    In response to rinos

I have a BW Kampfmessor knife I traded for in 1974 while stationed in Germany. Its marked "Schneidteufel Solingen". Its a great knife and does hold an edge quite well. I also have the original sheath and frog.
 


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