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Dutch Army Knives 51707

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #60 on: April 09, 2011, 01:11:16 PM »
I would not bet my life on it, but I`m as sure as can be (99.999 %  :D).
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2011, 01:57:31 PM »
ok :D I will have to get one of those Van zwandenberg ones. Not sure if they are hard to get now from surplus stores or what ever.
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2011, 02:04:08 PM »
Hat off to Duder on this one, looks like he's right on the money.

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2011, 07:31:52 PM »
Wheres Reinier when you need him :)

Reinier was very busy today disassembling/removing a kitchen (with help from a SwissTool and a CyberTool!) :D

And that's my couch in the 2010 picture :D

Ok so you're 100% sure Vic only made the  Centurion DAK and current Dual Pro Dak?

Yes, and Duder is right. But, I heard rumors that the Dutch military have also used regular, black Centurion knives for a short period, somewhere between the Van Zwanenburg knife and the 2010 Victorinox model.

ok :D I will have to get one of those Van zwandenberg ones. Not sure if they are hard to get now from surplus stores or what ever.

They are not very hard to get. It's Van Zwanenberg by the way. I've seen them in at least 2 surplus stores. But I'm not allowed to go there anymore (thanks  to the boss my wife ;) ).

I'll let you know if I find one in good condition. Mind you, the build quality is very poor!

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2011, 05:51:48 AM »
I heard about the black centurion too but not sure if they would have had the swiss sheild on them?
Please keep an eye out for a new or used Van Zwanenberg DAK for me. Cheers.
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #65 on: April 13, 2011, 11:56:10 PM »
The dutch army also uses black Swisstools and Spirits. The tools themselves are standard black tools with and without cap crimpers, but obviously the leather cases are specially made for the dutch army.
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #66 on: April 19, 2011, 12:11:46 AM »
Found this on British Blades, a black handled Centurion!!! :climber:
http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?121742-DAK-Victorinox-Centurion

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #67 on: April 19, 2011, 01:14:58 AM »
The Dutch army sure has some nice equipment, have you guys ever seen a Belgian Army pocket knife ...  ::)
I'm embarassed to show it here.   By the way, I don't own one, it's just a pic from the internet.  I saw these once at a market, and they look just as awful in real life ...  :-[.




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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #68 on: April 19, 2011, 01:20:11 AM »
The Dutch army sure has some nice equipment, have you guys ever seen a Belgian Army pocket knife ...  ::)
I'm embarassed to show it here.   By the way, I don't own one, it's just a pic from the internet.  I saw these once at a market, and they look just as awful in real life ...  :-[.

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While I can't vouch for the quality, Joseph Rodgers still makes an Army Jack Knife of that same make, if you're looking for a modern (new) one. :)
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2013, 06:00:33 PM »

I picked this one up today at the carboot sale,

Dutch Air Force knife (Thanks for identifying it for me  :tu: )

 :cheers:

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #70 on: September 08, 2013, 06:08:45 PM »
Very nice find! :tu:

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #71 on: September 08, 2013, 06:14:56 PM »
Nice find sparky! Those old Amefa knives are usually in worse shape than that one :tu:
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #72 on: September 08, 2013, 06:18:14 PM »
Thanks  :tu:

Its a real nail breaker, I've fed it some mineral oil to see if that helps  :-\

I picked up a couple of interesting things today (carboot thread)  :)

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #73 on: December 13, 2013, 10:11:50 PM »
I've been trying to clean this beat up DAK but I don't want to damage it.  This sucker is a very serious nail breaker and in rough condition, it looks almost identical to the OP 4th listing.  The seller knew it was a DAK but because of the condition he let it go for $5.  I got it because I though it would be great if in fact it was cir WW2 as the OP figured as much.  Its pretty neat non the less so for $5 and definitely an old one to admire I am stoked. 


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #74 on: December 13, 2013, 10:14:33 PM »
I lubricated it with some mineral oil and will slowly clean it as time permits.  The seller cleaned the main blade pretty well though I like the used look. 

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #75 on: January 23, 2014, 03:16:26 PM »
I will post some photos, of knives from my collection.
Photos was made for article about DAK knives that I writen, but it is in polish language.
Maybe one day I will translate it. ;)




























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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #76 on: January 23, 2014, 04:20:16 PM »
Nice! There are a lot of different versions of those brown Amefa ones. Also, the Fosco DAK was never issued. The Zwanenberg model is a piece of junk, no offense ;)

Oh I guess that was already mentioned in this thread.
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2014, 07:47:24 PM »
Nice ones osos. :cheers:

The DAK I find most interesting is the Amefa from '74 for its unique tool loadout not seen in Vic ALOX models.
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #78 on: January 23, 2014, 08:02:34 PM »
Nice! There are a lot of different versions of those brown Amefa ones. Also, the Fosco DAK was never issued. The Zwanenberg model is a piece of junk, no offense ;)

Oh I guess that was already mentioned in this thread.

I know  ;).
Regarding brown:



And about Fosco, did you saw this one?:





But regarding me, it is some re-edition, made at China version. I saw the same model, but with "US Army" stamp.
Anyway I put it as a curiosity.

Nice ones osos. :cheers:

The DAK I find most interesting is the Amefa from '74 for its unique tool loadout not seen in Vic ALOX models.

The only one that missing in my collecion is KLu74, but KL74 is in correct place  ;):

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #79 on: January 24, 2014, 07:17:51 AM »
I have an old 63 that I got for a song. Once I oiled it up it snaps like a turtle and is still robust as hell. It is rather coarse though, I sliced my finger on a nail nick lol. I hope I don't get tetanus!

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #80 on: January 27, 2014, 01:19:39 PM »
There is a very rare German made DAK (Rich. A. Herder, Solingen) on eBay right now. The only one I have ever seen. Very nice piece!
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #81 on: January 27, 2014, 05:40:48 PM »
Reading up on the master craftsman, sak wiki states that the Dutch navy and Air Force had a blue alox version http://www.sakwiki.com/ti...php?page=Master+Craftsman
Anyone got one, seen one?
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #82 on: January 27, 2014, 05:55:43 PM »
Never seen one in the flesh. It's my holy grail.
There is a member here who has one. Can't remember who but I did steal his pics: :facepalm:



Edit: it's Duder's knife.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2014, 06:00:54 PM by Reinier »
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2014, 06:01:37 PM »
 
Never seen one in the flesh. It's my holy grail.
There is a member here who has one. Can't remember who but I did steal his pics: :facepalm:

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #84 on: January 27, 2014, 06:27:31 PM »
Here's my DAK, I get to keep this one, as it was a pressie :D

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:D
Neil, I love your "dioramas", always very nice to see!!! :tu:
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #85 on: January 27, 2014, 07:04:48 PM »
Too bad he hasn't been around for a long time.
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #86 on: January 27, 2014, 07:16:03 PM »
Too bad he hasn't been around for a long time.

Yes, I miss him. :(

When I saw in Tapatalk edursr quoting Neil I thought he'd come back. :ahhh
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2014, 08:53:16 PM »
Reading up on the master craftsman, sak wiki states that the Dutch navy and Air Force had a blue alox version http://www.sakwiki.com/ti...php?page=Master+Craftsman
Anyone got one, seen one?

I have the Dutch navy version.

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2014, 09:02:38 PM »
It looks in great condition!
It says "Property of the Royal Navy". You are not supposed to have that, you should send it to me so I can return it to them :whistle:
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
« Reply #89 on: January 27, 2014, 09:08:27 PM »
It looks in great condition!
It says "Property of the Royal Navy". You are not supposed to have that, you should send it to me so I can return it to them :whistle:

I'm just real glad there's an ocean and a continent between you and it.  :D

 

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