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#349290 05/14/2021 01:20 AM
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hello to all, this I picked awhile back, has proper RZM specs. blade & overall lengths including diamond which has movement, blade & rivets, grips are tight & well fitted, still has a decent blade profile, but shows its age, I think maybe a very rare maker? thanks for looking.

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jim39 #349291 05/14/2021 01:23 AM
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a few more pics

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jim39 #349304 05/14/2021 12:35 PM
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Emile Gierling is indeed a very rare maker when it comes to HJ-knifes.
Your knife is a bid rough, but it's a great score anyway! Congratulations!

Herman


"Het leven is een strijdtoneel!"
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jim39 #349307 05/14/2021 03:41 PM
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Agree,

What a great find, Jim. congratulations.

Dave

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jim39 #349312 05/14/2021 05:55 PM
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thanks, I seen only one other from UK., some years ago, looked to be a nice one, sold @ a low price, imo., a few pics of it.

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jim39 #349314 05/16/2021 10:16 AM
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A very rare maker for HJ-knifes it is... but still there exist two versions of the MM!
This one is the earliest in my opinion: see pic.

Best regards,

Herman

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yes, I see one very nice transitional Gierling, but I like the early HJs because most show some type of logo maker mark, I wonder what that logo is supposed to be on these early HJ Gierlings? thanks

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I believe that is a likeness of a chemical beaker.

Dave

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Originally Posted by Dave
I believe that is a likeness of a chemical beaker.

Dave

thanks, never would have thought that, kind of looks like a turkey just before I blew his head off last week, lo

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Originally Posted by jim39
yes, I see one very nice transitional Gierling, but I like the early HJs because most show some type of logo maker mark, I wonder what that logo is supposed to be on these early HJ Gierlings? thanks

"Transitional" is a term used when a HJ-knife (or SA-dagger) is marked with the maker mark plus the RZM code. A better term is double marked in my opinion.

Both the versions of the Emil Gierling shown here are early HJ-knife variants: they only have the maker mark, no RZM code.

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Herman


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