Knife ID please

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Jimny14
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Knife ID please

Post by Jimny14 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:16 pm

Anyone any ideas about this pocket knife? It's a new acquisition and all the tools snap in and out quite firmly. I have no idea on age or manufacturer other than the main blade is stamped "rostfrei" so I assume its German, Austrian or maybe Swiss. There is a tang stamp with a logo which I hope someone recognises.
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Re: Knife ID please

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:56 pm

I do not recognize the logo but it almost certainly is a German made knife.
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Re: Knife ID please

Post by Jimny14 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:12 pm

Thanks Joe, out of interest (I'm a novice when it comes to knives) what are the tell tales that suggest to you that this is a German knife?

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Re: Knife ID please

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:29 am

Jimny14 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:12 pm
Thanks Joe, out of interest (I'm a novice when it comes to knives) what are the tell tales that suggest to you that this is a German knife?
"Rostfrei" is a German word and the logo is similar to other logos seen on vintage German knives.
Can you get a better picture of the logo ? Is it a stylized lion or 'big cat' over something, a shield or ?
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Re: Knife ID please

Post by Jimny14 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:57 am

Sorry I can't seem to get a better picture at the moment but will keep trying. It is a fox, or some other long tailed animal in a shield above a little triangle with horizontal slightly wavy lines.

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Re: Knife ID please

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:56 pm

Jimny14 wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:57 am
Sorry I can't seem to get a better picture at the moment but will keep trying. It is a fox, or some other long tailed animal in a shield above a little triangle with horizontal slightly wavy lines.
I searched through every page of J. Anthony Carter's book on German Knife and Sword Makers 1850-1945 and it shows thousands of logos but i did not see the logo on your knife. This is not too unusual as he does not show every logo ever used by German cutlery manufacturers.
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Re: Knife ID please

Post by Jimny14 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:24 pm

Thanks a lot for looking, much appreciated.

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