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That style of knife is sometimes called a "Springer" and all Springers are quite collectible. In general Bonsa is not a brand that has much collector interest but for this knife, the pattern, (Springer) is more important than the maker. As to age, i don't know. "D.B.G.M." might be a clue. I think it is a reference to a patent. Hopefully someone who knows will post.
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I have read that D R G M, was a mark used by German manufacturers in registering their product in all the German states. Not really a patent date but kind of like that but only applicable with in Germany. They used it on lots of products, toys, knives etc.
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Ok man, I appreciate that!
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The stamp on the knife refers to: Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster ( D.R.B.M. ) This is the registered Patent/trademark that you will see on a lot of German knives.