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Jalpalambo

German Fighting knife markings unknown

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trajan

Welcome!

 

Looks interesting - can we have a close-up of the makers mark, please?

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Jalpalambo

Thank you for taking the time to Analyze This. This is my first time on this forum. I am more interested in the markings on the handle and what they mean. However, itIMG_20170813_215922.jpg.7d9c118423889ca105a3ac5d43fa7631.jpg is also good to know the makers marks as well.IMG_20170813_215939.jpg.7a01915b4b38163b1977e1e88660666c.jpg

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JMB1943

Jalpalambo,

 

"ERN" represents C. Friedr. Ern, based in Solingen (a major centre of German bayonet/sword/cutlery manufacture).

I cannot read the text above FABRIK (factory); perhaps you could either chalk the stamping or lightly oil it.

The rest I leave to Trajan.

The symbol above "ERN" should be a hand holding a turban.

Regards,

JMB

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trajan

Well done JMB - it is RAISIERMESSER/FABRIK  - standing for 'razor-blade makers', i.e., cut-throat razors, I think.

 

The letters stamped in the handle? No idea, quite honestly - well, not as yet... Perhaps a cocktail will help (yes, sun over yardarm here!)

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Jalpalambo

Definitely a cocktail will give one a fresh perspective! LOL! The symbols on the handle are what intrigues me. I hope someone sees this who knows how to interpret them.

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