Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Small Boot Knife

In Tools and Hardware > Fixed Blade Knives > Show & Tell.
Fixed Blade Knives96 of 150knife my grandpa gave me. Trench Art Knife
1
Love it
0
Like it

bratjddbratjdd loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

jimborasco
(75 items)

This knife was inherited when my wife's Dad passed. I'm not sure of the date or origin. I was told it was a Nazi youth boot knife. Maybe someone can set the story straight. Hopefully the makers mark on the blade will be familiar. Thanks Jimbo

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

Comments

  1. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bellin...Really cool little knife
  2. chinablue chinablue, 2 years ago
    Interesting and a little frightening.. Hitler youth knife.. *shiver* I found a little something about the knight marking on it at a forum site that I have copied for you below. Hopefully this will get you started!
    ****
    "The history of the "standing knight in armor holding a sword" trademark is a little bit tricky. Anton Wingen Jr. company acquired this trademark in 1920 along with the firm of Wilhelm Clauberg Waffen- & Stahlwarenfabrik.
    Vintage Anton Wingen sales catalogs are illustrating a few sheath knives with this "knight in armor" logo, while most other knives show up with the standard "Othello" mark. I have no idea concerning the relationship of # 1875 to this trademark, as it was registered by Wilhelm Clauberg in 1895. Originally the "knight in armor" was registered for Clauberg firm by Ferdinand Poeter, a partner of Wilhelm Clauberg, in 1850."
    ****
    Other than that, I know that there are quite a few swords with the mark on them, many Civil War Era. There is one I found at a site here:
    http://www.civilwarpreservations.com/Home.aspx
    Good luck in your hunt!
  3. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    China...you come through again. Thanks so much for the info
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Looks much earlier than Nazi era.

    It looks like 19th century construction-- the markings, scabbard and antler handle would support that era as well.
  5. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    The story i had always heard from Dad was it was a Hitler Youth Boot Knife. Issued to all youth in the "movement". I also have some other articles from that time but don't know if it's proper to show and tell. Nazi stuff. Jimbo
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Not like any I have seen. Here is what I have seen IDd as Youth Knife:

    http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%3Fei%3DUTF-8%26p%3Dhitler%2Byouth%2Bboot%2Bknife&w=156&h=160&imgurl=www.bing.com%2Fimages%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dhitler%2Byouth%2Bboot%2Bknife%23focal%3D2819d24726b19816cd85c5ddd1e1c613%26furl%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.reddickmilitaria.com%252fmm5%252fgraphics%252f4924-101-111-195x200.jpg&size=&name=search&rcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2Fimages%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dhitler%2Byouth%2Bboot%2Bknife%23focal%3D2819d24726b19816cd85c5ddd1e1c613%26furl%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.reddickmilitaria.com%252fmm5%252fgraphics%252f4924-101-111-195x200.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2Fimages%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dhitler%2Byouth%2Bboot%2Bknife%23focal%3D2819d24726b19816cd85c5ddd1e1c613%26furl%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.reddickmilitaria.com%252fmm5%252fgraphics%252f4924-101-111-195x200.jpg&p=hitler+youth+boot+knife&type=&no=2&tt=113&oid=http%3A%2F%2Fts4.mm.bing.net%2Fimages%2Fthumbnail.aspx%3Fq%3D4867598705951779%26id%3Db94af553d19a713d3f77b3b2e713a998&tit=Hitler+Youth+Dagger+with+Sheath&sigr=15pa361m9&sigi=15iliic01&sigb=121s7lkda&fr=yfp-t-701-s

    Scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Sorry for the huge link-- I used yahoo search and TRIED to link to the first photo!

    Scott
  8. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    Thanks, Scott Sure doesn't look like mine, does it?
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    The stitched leather scabbard and silver (or nickle) fittings indicate 19th century. The markings are consistent with a 19th century German maker (Clauberg), as discussed by chinablue.

    I would think that this is a German made knife from about 1850s- 1870s.

    Scott
  10. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    How cool is that...Got an antique and didn't know it...Thanks for the info Scott and china...
  11. jimborasco jimborasco, 2 years ago
    Thanks Jason
  12. jimborasco jimborasco, 11 months ago
    I just dressed a deer with this very knife, not an hour ago

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.