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I got the knife below after my grandfather-in-law passed away, though it might predate him. His father imigrated to the states from Germany to play violin in the Boston Symphony Orchestra and I am thinking he maybe brought this with him?
Maybe somebody here can provide some info. It is a neat knife. Very slim design with a razor sharp blade. It has a war time look and feel to it, kind of like it was mass produced, but still good quality.
One side of the blade says “GERMANY” and the other side says “GRAEF & SCHMIDT”. On the back of the handle it says “MERCATOR D.R.G.M.”
Wow. That is some unique "jigging"; if I can call it that. More of a "crosshatch" really...Great thread. I wish I still had my grandfathers knives. I was young and stupid and they got lost or stolen. He was of the type who took a grinder to his blades to sharpen them. They weren’t pretty. I still have a small Sabre brand knife that was my fathers. Not an expensive or heirloom knife by any means, but it has a place in my collection.
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