- Feb 22, 1999
A coworker recently found the above knife and gave it to me, having no reason to keep it. He believes it may have been brought back from Germany or thereabouts by a relative who was in World War II. Can anyone help me identify this knife? Anyone have any ideas about it?
The knife appears to be entirely steel (and is covered with corrosion, including pitting on the blade and along the blade edge). There is a corkscrew on the spine, and some sort of awl or spike as well as a can opener. The blade is a spear point number about four inches long, and the handle is five inches long. The only marking is the word "SOLINGEN" etched into the base of the blade and along the spine. It's a locking knife, and has that hump-style lock release characteristic of some German lockbacks.
Any information or theories that anyone can offer would be appreciated.
And tomorrow when you wake up it will be worse.
[This message has been edited by Razoredj (edited 23 July 1999).]