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Vintage Gebr. Lützenkirchen Scout knife

00 Offline kwakster

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Vintage Gebr. Lützenkirchen Scout knife
on: December 07, 2016, 03:22:15 PM
In the 1920's the Gebr.(brothers) Lützenkirchen from Solingen, Germany were known as manufacturers of straight razors, but starting around the 1930's they also made & distributed general cutlery & scissors.
Just like many other Solingen manufacturers during the 3rd Reich period they also made Hitlerjugend knives and SA dress daggers, these last ones being quite rare nowadays.
In 1935 their factory was situated on the Klingenstrasse (blade street) 36 in Solingen, and this is a list of the various brand names they used: 'Botafogo' (1920), 'Ciwis Solingen' (late 1920s?), 'Conte Aiollo' (1921), 'Kirche' (1923), 'La Foca' (1920), 'Lützenkirchen' (1920), 'Lutz Solin' (1922), 'Phoca' (1920), 'Schwertschlag' (1923), 'Seehund' (1919).

The pictures show one of their Fahrtenmesser (scout knife) with lion head figurine pommel, which was made under the Seehund (seal) brand in the late '40's and/or during the '50's.
It was in quite a bad state when i received it, but some TLC and a bit of elbow grease brought it back to life.
The steel also takes a screaming sharp toothy edge.

















Specs:

Overall length: 8.54 inch (21.7 cm)
Blade length: 4.57 inch (11.6 cm)
Max. blade thickness (ricasso): 4.84 mm
Steel: hot drop-forged carbon steel
Handle material: stag, leather & fiber washers, brass guard & aluminium pommel.
Sheath: leather


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Re: Vintage Gebr. Lützenkirchen Scout knife
Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 03:44:26 PM
That's a beauty   :cheers:


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Re: Vintage Gebr. Lützenkirchen Scout knife
Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 04:10:02 PM
 :like:


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Re: Vintage Gebr. Lützenkirchen Scout knife
Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 05:46:23 PM
I'm not normally a fan of this type of knife, but in the case of this knife I'm making an exception  :tu: :like:
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Re: Vintage Gebr. Lützenkirchen Scout knife
Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 07:17:22 PM
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Re: Vintage Gebr. Lützenkirchen Scout knife
Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 09:21:05 PM
Very nice knife and a great history lesson;thanks for sharing!


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Re: Vintage Gebr. Lützenkirchen Scout knife
Reply #6 on: December 07, 2016, 11:06:56 PM
Great post and great knife Kwaster :like: :like: The pommel is very interesting as well :tu:


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Re: Vintage Gebr. Lützenkirchen Scout knife
Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 09:57:55 AM

Oh Yes  :drool: :drool:

Looks perfect now K  :tu:
Everything’s adjustable


 

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