Help identifying a blade stamp

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Help identifying a blade stamp

Post by Gone2Three » Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:48 am

Howdy friends, I was reaching out for some help in hopefully identifying this makers stamp. The knife isn't in hand as of yet, so here is the picture seller posted


Randy
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Re: Help identifying a blade stamp

Post by Gone2Three » Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:32 pm

The knife arrived today and I've taken a few more pictures in hopes that someone might be able to identify the maker.
O B ( 3 arrow points in the shape of half circle with line separation between letters and DDR
It has brass liners and pins, gator snap and some nice wood handles, although I'm not sure what type of wood ::hmm::
Should clean up nicely
Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks, Randy
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Re: Help identifying a blade stamp

Post by Gone2Three » Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:55 am

Some detective work turned up what the DDR possibly stands for:
Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), often known in English as East Germany, existed from 1949 to 1990

Following the end of the Second World War, Germany was carved up, to be occupied by the US, UK, France and the Soviet Union. In 1949, the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic in English) was established in the Soviet-occupied eastern side of Germany.
DDR, as it was colloquially known, was effectively a satellite state of the Soviet Union, and as the westernmost edge of the Soviet bloc, became the focal point for Cold War tensions until its dissolution in 1990.

So, now that I have a country of origin, just need to figure out the maker's mark ::hmm::

Worked on cleaning it up a little, so here it is
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Re: Help identifying a blade stamp

Post by btrwtr » Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:22 am

Can't help with the stamp but that a pretty stout looking old knife!
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Re: Help identifying a blade stamp

Post by Gone2Three » Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:03 am

btrwtr wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:22 am
Can't help with the stamp but that a pretty stout looking old knife!
Thanks Wayne! ::handshake::

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Re: Help identifying a blade stamp

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:12 am

I have seen quite a few German knives but i have not seen this marking.
kj

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Re: Help identifying a blade stamp

Post by Gone2Three » Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:27 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:12 am
I have seen quite a few German knives but i have not seen this marking.
kj
Thank you for your input kj ::handshake::
Trail has gone cold so to speak as to the maker, but trying to research cutlers in a post communist run country turns out to be a little more complicated than expected lol...
Either way, it's a pretty neat knife

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