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#333209 - 11/15/17 02:42 PM HJ Knife or Fighting Knife or Frankenstein?
JohnZ Online


Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 5217
Loc: Calgary
This was posted on another forum a while back.

It looks to me like an Imperial Eickhorn fighting knife (back to back squirrel TM) with an added HJ emblem. I do not think much of the Pack style spanner bolt that you can see from behind the emblem.

What do you guys think?

Is this, as stated in the other forum, a very early HJ knife or a creation and modification of a fighting knife done in the period or done later?

John


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#333213 - 11/15/17 05:07 PM Re: HJ Knife or Fighting Knife or Frankenstein? [Re: JohnZ]
seany Offline


Registered: 05/18/03
Posts: 1459
Loc: england
I'd put my money on it being modified later on to try and ramp the price up.

That's probably how the grip got damaged trying to get the old rivet out.

hope this helps.
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#333216 - 11/16/17 07:07 AM Re: HJ Knife or Fighting Knife or Frankenstein? [Re: seany]
Herman V. (aka Herr Mann) Online


Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 5100
Loc: Brussels, Belgium
Hello John,

Thanks for posting this piece here.

I agree with Sean: that certainly is a modified fighting knife, inspired by the early Anton Wingen Jr, which has a period, screwed rivet (much larger one) that holds the diamond.

Best regards,

Herman


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#333222 - 11/16/17 10:25 AM Re: HJ Knife or Fighting Knife or Frankenstein? [Re: Herman V. (aka Herr Mann)]
JohnZ Online


Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 5217
Loc: Calgary
Thanks for that. I had my doubts about this one (it is not mine and never would be).

I have a fighting knife with this mark and this style already, and a couple of the early single oval TM HJs by Eick, so this one was suspicious to me at the very least.

John
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