Sarge - Nice knife!
Here is an image of a knife I picked up in West Germany when I was stationed there. I bought it at a little shop in Tubingen, Germany in about '76 or '77. As I recall, the shop was on a square near the big stone cathedral. The shop reminded me of an Army Surplus store in the States.
I had been on the lookout for a sturdy knife I could use in the field as a cutting tool, opening boxes or crates or rope and it had to be somewhat impervious to the weather. I had seen knives like this one that the W.German soldiers used and I thought that would work for me. Being a private at the time, I didn't have much money and this one didn't cost much - about 20 Deutsche Marks (about 9 dollars with the conversion rate at that time). I had previously checked out all the knives at the local PX. They were all nice knives but they cost quite a bit more.
The knife was used when I bought it and it definitely is not "minty" today but it is a very serviceable knife. I had the knife blade engraved with my personal information to memorialize my 3 years in the Army stationed at Panzer Kaserne.
Thanks for looking.
Edited by kfields, 28 February 2019 - 12:43 PM.