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O/T Help with the value of this knife.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Shooting Jack, Sep 28, 2011.

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  1. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

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    This knife was made in Germany and has the following markings

    GWS
    ROSTFREI

    It is a lockable switchblade. I had seen one years ago and was told the value was several hundred dollars but didn't know personally. I picked this one up at a pawn shop for $15.00 and just wondered. It feels tight and well made. I tried taking more pictures but they just wouldn't come out. Jackie B.
     
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    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/461003-Switchblade-ID
     
  3. Shooting Jack

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    Thanks Skeetman, I learned that it is made in Italy for sale in Germany. Still don't know the value but feel that it's no where close to what I was told before. Although it is a nice well made knife. Jackie B.
     
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    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    From the looks of the site I found, it's probably worth close to the $15 you paid for it.
     
  5. ColtM1911A1

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    It's not a valuable knife by any means. The almost magical European factory markings add little or no value to such a weapon. Factory stampings begin to mean something when collecting WWII weapons and newer high dollar European custom rifles, other than that -- nothing...

    Fifty or sixty years ago these were carried, mostly shown to others, by that era's so-called 'tough guy's. Many of these knives were brought back by peace-time servicemen. Enjoy it for what it is....cya
     
  6. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Jackie, ya want your money back?

    GneJ
     
  7. sliverbulletexpress

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    I've got one almost like that but it's not radioactive. LOL
     
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