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Username Post: Help on history: Carl Krebs knife?        (Topic#873766)
age_ranger
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03-13-10 09:49.11 - Post#2084352    



My grandfather passed not long ago and among the things he left for me was his trusty hunting knife. He was in the Navy on a PT boat during the war against Japan and my mother says she remembers him cutting up tuna at the house from fishing trips with it. That places the knife in the 1950's. I tried to look up the markings on it and the only thing I could come up with is the Carl Krebs makers mark. I'm trying to get all the info on it I can like different makes/models, origins. Basically a history on it. It has the original sheath with compass in it and it's in need of sharpening. I intend to pass it on to my son when he is old enough. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Edited to add: Sorry, the blade is 6" and I'm a newbie to the forum. Hi form the great state of Texas

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brianWE
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03-13-10 10:09.12 - Post#2084369    


    In response to age_ranger

Welcome to KF

The knife is very similar to a few brands of German imports in post WW2 years.
A nice example!

The only "Krebs" I can find is a Peter Krebs...an old German maker that traded to 1954.

Where did you get the "Carl"?
Looks like "Kronerkrebs" to me.

For what it is worth, there was a Fred Kroner Hardware that imported German knives at the time.

The above is according to Levine's Guide.
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brianWE
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03-13-10 10:29.57 - Post#2084384    


    In response to brianWE

Second look...stamp says "Kronenkrebs".
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brianWE
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03-13-10 10:51.14 - Post#2084394    


    In response to brianWE

Googled "Kronenkrebs"...lots of hits.
Not too uncommon.
Problem is that many were in German and the Google translator didn't do a great job.
But I did get an impression that it MIGHT have been a brand of peter Krebs.
The symbol on the tang MIGHT be a crab.

Any German speakers able to tell us if "Krebs" is German for "crabs"?
brianWE
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age_ranger
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03-13-10 10:54.49 - Post#2084401    


    In response to brianWE

When searching the makers marks, the mark on my tang looked more like a K with a crown over it. The only makers mark the looked alike was from Carl Krebs. I've had allot of trouble finding info on it
 
brianWE
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03-13-10 11:05.14 - Post#2084407    


    In response to age_ranger

OK.

I found "Krebs" means "Cancer".(the crab in Astrology)
According to levine and Goins, Peter Krebs used a lobster stamp....yours looks more like a crab, to me. Maybe those writers couldn't tell the difference
I would be inclined to do further searches using "Kronenkrebs".

I am interested enough to do some more, myself

As an aside, several of the discussions on German forums referred to the "cancer" stamp on Kronenkrebs knives...but the translations were poor and confusing.
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