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#352894 12/11/2021 12:49 AM
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Hello all, Merry Christmas. I just joined the forum and thought I would throw my hat in the ring so to speak. I am a Retired/Disabled Veteran and I collect most anything WWII. About 5 years ago I was a new member of a Facebook group and another member posted a picture of a Luftwaffe gravity knife he had acquired but had both springs broken. I made the comment, "I can fix that." The rest is history as they say. Since then I have either repaired or completely restored over 60 gravity knives alone. I have also done work on Sa, SS, and ZRLB daggers, swords, HJ knives and other Third Reich era edged weapons. I have a background as a welder, machinist, millwright, and in fabrication. My father is a knife maker and I picked up a lot from him as well. I usually have a backlog of six to ten knives or daggers at any given time. I enjoy the work. It's relaxing and the best hobby I ever had. If anyone needs work done, let me know what you got and I'll let you know what I can do. In the meantime, here are some pieces I've done. I should probably add that s far as I know, I am the only one I know that can install new springs in a type 1 gravity knife without taking the knife apart, thus leaving the knife with an untouched all original look. This is putting a properly riveted spring in place, not TIG welding a new one on, which i can't agree with but to each his own.

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1GIJOE..

ok here's that postwar Para knife..

I got it in parts... No matter how I put it together is is so stiff,, or seizes up.. The blade won't move,,,when the head/guard goes on there is no tension on the lever to release the blade.. Maddening!! crazy

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I have a gravity knife in need of your services and have tried to contact you via messages here about fees for services etc. douglasprice80903@yahoo.com

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Try him at:

1gijoe@sbcglobal.net

Dave

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Excellent Thank you!

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One GI Joe,
I have a Bundeswehr gravity knife that needs a spring . Are you still repairing these types of knives? This is a working knife for camping, so I don’t need it fixed until next summer.
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THS,

I'd try the email address 3 posts up. GI Joe has not signed on since December of 2021

Dave


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