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#356458 11/20/2022 07:32 PM
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I got chance to buy this but some things don't look right , what do you think? I will post more pictures.

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My concern is the makers mark and lack of the RZM and of course the dedication , also some grind marks on the back of the tang.

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Sorry I am having trouble with picture size

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Thanks Vern

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Unfortunately, you have a postwar knife with added motto and dedication.

The Anton Wingen Jr firm did not use their maker mark / brand "Othello" on HJ-knifes during the period.

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Thankyou for a quick reply, that's what I suspected, I guess the grind marks was to hide the made in Germany marks.

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Originally Posted by Herman V. (aka Herr Mann)
Unfortunately, you have a postwar knife with added motto and dedication.

The Anton Wingen Jr firm did not use their maker mark / brand "Othello" on HJ-knifes during the period.

Herman

I agree with Hermann. I remember that it was the same with Wingen KS98 bayonets and that the Othello trademark wasn't used prior to 1945.


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Hello Billy,

This hobby can be quite surprising... even confusing...

Best regards,

Herman

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The Anton Wingen Jr firm aquired the "Othello" brand as soon as 1917 (during WWI).

For some reason, they stopped using the mark during the 3R period and -as Billy stated- used it again after WWII.

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Herman

That is one super nice looking fighting knife, sure fits in your awesome collection.
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When was that Othello knife made, Herman ?

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It must be a late WWI or interbellum piece, Dave.

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Thanks Ed!

You also have a great collection!

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