WW2 German Armed Forces Pantographic Folding
Butterfly Knife, sold.
In very good condition, an authentic WW2 German Airborne / Armed
Forces Pantographic Folding Butterfly Knife.
Please note: This is NOT one of the thousands of falsely / post-war
SS marked (normally brass cased) pantographic folding butterfly
knifes. It is well documented that these knives existed in small
numbers in WW2 Germany, mostly bearing the German Trademark (believed
to be civilian knives). Of the few that surface from WW2 veteran's
lockers / estates, the genuine article is all steel and always plain;
this is one such knife. It is not clear who these knives were issued
to / used by, but the rounded pin finales are said to have been
designed to fit into a belt (through the belt holes). The military
versions of these knives, such as this one, are believed to have
been used by some airborne forces, or even aircrew. This vagueness
of detail tells you how rare these items are.
12.9 cm blade, 22.2 cm total length. Everything solid and working.
Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
number H10 (22).