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Need help identifying the manufactur of this knife

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Got this at an estate sale .the person was retired military with time in Germany the only things on the tang stamp is Rostfrei Solingen . Knife measures 4 1/4 closed and 8in open with main blade it is solid and weighs in at 7oz. Any help in identifying would be greatly appreciated.
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A knife for a hunter who appreciates both beer and wine? Nice stag. ::tu::
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Ja-sta1959 wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 2:56 pmAny help in identifying would be greatly appreciated.
As I’m sure you already know, Solingen is an old steel manufacturing city in Germany and “Rostfrei” means “stainless”, literally “rust free”. In the same way it is difficult to identify the exact cutler of a knife from Sheffield England, Solingen Germany is the same.

Solingen is called the "City of Blades", since it has long been renowned for the manufacturing of fine swords, knives, scissors and razors made by famous firms such as WKC, DOVO, Wüsthof, Zwilling J. A. Henckels, Böker, Güde, Hubertus, Diefenthal, Puma, Clauberg, Eickhorn, Linder, Carl Schmidt Sohn, Dreiturm, Herder, Martor Safety Knives, Wolfertz and numerous other manufacturers. Without a stamp or distinguishing mark, an educated guess would be all that could be offered.

Sorry that I can’t be of more help or even offer that educated guess.
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It appears well made. In addition to what Tom has offered, of interest is that at one time at least, Solingen had a cutlery guild system. It’s my understanding that some Solingen cutlers made unbranded knives on “speculation” and offered them to Solingen-based cutleries and distributors for resale. Making it impossible to trace the knife, sword etc, back to its origin.



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