Germany WW2 Luftwaffe fighting knife LUFTWAFFEN-KAMPFMESSER boot dagger, proof-marked blade, orig “leaf spring” metal scabbard. Rare type in great overall condition.
Original WW 2 era German “LUFTWAFFEN-KAMPFMESSER” German Air Force fighting knife with original all-metal “boot carry” scabbard. This type was issued to the aircrews, as well s the German paratroopers; this knife was light, practical, and reliable in the field; and it was well-received. This exact type is illustrated on pages 246-247, as well as in the center of the title page of the excellent French reference book Knives and Daggers-Bayonets Used by the German Army During 1914-1945 by Christian Mary (see the book’s scans attached).
Excellent shape overall; this Germany WW2 Luftwaffe fighting knife is in 100% serviceable condition still. This fighting knife is about 11-1/8” / 28.2 cm overall; the blade is about 6-5/8” / 17 cm long. The blade is stamped with “eagle 6” proof mark on ricasso. The blade has been re-sharpened, no edge nicks; the tip is intact. Hardwood handle scales are in great shape with no typical nicks or chips; a lanyard hole was apparently added in the field as this type was issued with “plain” wood handle scales. The iron handguard is nice and firm; all parts are tight with no play. Original metal scabbard with the classic “leaf spring” for boot carry is in excellent shape; the internal blade spring is tight and and holds the blade well. Original black finish on the scabbard is about 90% intact – this type is rare this nice.
After 80 plus years this Germany WW2 Luftwaffe fighting knife / boot dagger and its original metal scabbard are still in fantastic shape, considering the age. Today most of the surviving WW2 “LUFTWAFFEN-KAMPFMESSER” boot knives are in private collections & rarely come up for sale. This type is VERY rare this nice; don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!
Rare original Germany WW2 Luftwaffe fighting knife and “boot-carry” scabbard in great overall condition – this rare fighter will be a great addition to any collection! Please check out our Collectable Blades and Militaria sections for a variety of custom-made and various WW1 and WW2 combat knives.
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