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Here is a piece I found lately, What do you think of this Knicker and its era of production? The early type maker mark is etched and the leather has honest age and wear. Stag grip is yellowed around the edges and very nice quality.. any info and opinions are appreciated! Kevin.

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Hi Kevin

Almost certainly this is a post war piece, 1950-60's I should think, whatever the vintage it's a great looking knife.

Gary

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Thanks Gary,So Wingen did still use this MM after 45 then..wonder if they just used it on the very "Vintage" models? I have a very "traditional" hunting folder with stag and the old shell puller guards from the 50's and it has the "Othello" mark on it. Kevin.


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Hi Kevin

You made me think about the marks, I have just remembered I have a AW Jnr catalouge from July 1935, look what I found grin whistle

I think your knife was made for export hence the "Germany" on the blade but it does now look as though it is from the earlier period. Nice find, definately their most deluxe small hunting knife. Notice as well that the scabbard fittings come as silvered and gold.

Gary

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Great stuff Gary! Now I know Wingen used etched maker marks on pre war hunting knives. Nice to know for future purchases! Kevin.


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TTW currently has a nearly identical example (identical but stamped trademark) in his list
http://www.wwiidaggers.com/36273.htm
Personally, from the style of the flat etched trademark I also would think that the one shown here first is a post war piece.
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Interesting Wotan, notice that the one TTW has doesn't have the bowie style blade like the one in the 35' catalog or the maker mark in the same location either. Maybe an example from an earlier or later period? This example seems to be a dead ringer.. Kevin.


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