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Wenger Delemont - unknown soldier issue? 1545

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Wenger Delemont - unknown soldier issue?
« on: November 27, 2009, 04:17:59 AM »
I've got the Wenger Delemont old SAK with a very interesting stamp on the blade. The stamp is smaller than usual and has no number on other side.
Any ideas about the year of issue? Does anyone has a similar knife?
« Last Edit: November 27, 2009, 05:17:09 AM by Fronta »
Full Member Posts: 247
Re: Wenger Delemont - unknown soldier issue?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2009, 03:52:37 PM »
Does it have a cross-shaped stamp on the scale ?
It could be an early model 08. The year stamp was introduced in 1921. From 1908 to (about) 1915 the scale had a small simple-cross stamp (the same as on the model 1890). And since (about) 1915 the stamp was a little bit bigger and had the letters "WK" in the middle.
Jr. Member Posts: 57
Re: Wenger Delemont - unknown soldier issue?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2009, 11:18:56 PM »
Does it have a cross-shaped stamp on the scale ?
It could be an early model 08. The year stamp was introduced in 1921. From 1908 to (about) 1915 the scale had a small simple-cross stamp (the same as on the model 1890). And since (about) 1915 the stamp was a little bit bigger and had the letters "WK" in the middle.

The knife doesn't have any Cross on the handle and no number on the blade - which mean it was not issued for Swiss Army, but the stamp on the blade is very unusual and not the same as on the most of the similar knives. I've got another SAK with Wenger&Co on the blade and the company stamp is much bigger.

Full Member Posts: 247
Re: Wenger Delemont - unknown soldier issue?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 01:03:42 PM »
Without the date stamp it could still be an official soldier knife, just one from between 1908 and 1920. There was no date stamp at this time. But without the cross-stamp on the scale...maybe it is a civil version of the soldier knife.
I would not be worried because of the "Wenger"-stamp. As far as I know they used different name and location-stamps in different sizes over the years.

 

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