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#346337 04/09/2020 01:31 AM
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This is something that we have never discussed as a topic on GDC. Many military formations had issue pocket knives. Some were general issue and others limited to certain occupations, like the Luftwaffe's paratroops.

Here is one that I have had since the early 1980's - the first Swiss Army Knife. It was a WWII issue and came with a leather pouch. The pouch has a snap closure and a little gimlet through which a string can be run. I am told this first issue is hard to find and the leather pouch is rare.

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The Knife has 4 tools:

Blade, screwdriver, can opener, and a spike or awl. All very sturdy and sharp or pointy.


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I need to reshoot the pictures

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Dave - not sure this may be slightly post war

opinions ?

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Sorry, the original pictures I posted were not good at all - about 20 years old. I've now redone them.

Eric,
That is not a military issue knife. No military, except maybe the French, would include a cork screw ! It looks like the same basic knife but with a saw, corkscrew and small blade added. I am certain of this because I have the second and third models as well.

Everyone,

Anyone else ? Your old GI TL-29 ? Show us some

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No US Navy pocket knives or TL-29's ? Or WWII switchblades or gravity knives ?

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How about a Navy issue TL-29 from 1969?

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Was it stamped "TL-29" or "USN" ?

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Nice Swiss pocket knife, and, with a super case, rare to find I'm sure.
I am not into pocket knifes very much, but John Gibson and Frank Trzaska always have rare and hard to find folders on there sites. A lot of them now.
I still do not have all the fixed blade fighters I want, not to mention daggers, but if it has a blade, I'm interested.
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Just the maker's name on the blade. It was a boot camp issue wink


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Ed,

Post a link to their site please

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John Gibson's site: militaryfightingknives.com

Frank Trzaska's site: knifesalepage-usmilitaryfightingknives

Both sites have great military fighting knives

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Thanks, Ed

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Old, maybe WW2, and not everyone got one, just his group.. anyone have any info on it?
No markings except the one blade with number..

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couple more

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Gaz,

Looks like an early one all right. No can opener but has a corkscrew.

Has anyone seen anything like it ?


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