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FRENCH DIVE KNIFE POLISHED BRASS WWII DESIGN

 This French Dive Knife Has Been Sold. Thank you!

RARE CONTEMPORARY FRENCH DIVING KNIFE WW II DESIGN!

French dive knife shown over scabbard image
French WW III dive knife dive shown with sheath image

Only the polished knife is For Sale! 


POLISHED FRENCH DIVE KNIFE:

Steel & Brass                                               No Markings
Weight 3 lbs 13 oz                                        Made 20th Century
Overall Dimension knife 12 1/2“               Blade 7” x 1 1/8” x 5/16”       
Hilt 4 1/4“ x 1 3/8“  x 1 3/8”                           Sheath 8 3/8“ L x 1 1/2“ Dia

 
WW II FRENCH DIVE KNIFE:
 
Steel & Brass                                               No Markings
Weight 2 lbs 8 oz                                          Made 20th Century
Overall Dimension knife 14 1/4“               Blade 8 1/4” x 1 1/4” x 1/4”       
Hilt 4 1/2“ x 1 1/4“  x 1 1/4”                           Sheath 9 3/4“ L x 1 1/2“ Dia
 

PRICE 750.00 plus shipping to 48 contiguous States $25.00   Overseas buyers, inquire for shipping rates.

Presented is a French WW II style dive knife that looks to be of recent make and in like new condition. It was purchased from Germany from a dealer. It is not one of the cheap examples that have been known to break at the hilt due to a short stub tang. This one weighs 3 pounds 13 ounces which is almost 1 1/2 pounds more than the WW II example to which we are comparing it. The brass and steel have a high polish and show no imperfections. The blade has a reasonably sharp edge. Like all of the French dive knives we've sold, it has no markings.  There is a drain hole at the bottom of the scabbard. Shown below the knife is housed in its scabbard.

French

The main differences in this knife are:

  • Blade is held on each side by metal brass clamps in the hilt instead of wood

  • The tang is locked in place at the end of the pommel by a slotted round nut instead of being peened.

NOTE: A French customer who is expert in vintage diving gear tells us "There are several kinds of French knives. They're made in 2 sizes with 3 kinds of blades (only for Denayrouze type). Cabirol is different."

Unfortunately, there is little documented information as to when any of these French knives were made or who made them.

 
Close-up of French dive knife's blade image
close-up ofFrench dive knifes's hilt image
      Close-up of reverse side of blade over hilt. Both sides are the same.
 
 
Pommel of French dive knife showing tang screw image
Picture showing French knifes's holding clamps image
    Pommel showing slotted tang screw above metal blade clamps at ricasso.
 
pommel of French knife image

Top, Pommel with peened tang in center. Below, Wood clamps hold blade
 
 
STANDARD FLAT RATE SHIPPING, INSURANCE & PACKING to 48 contiguous States, $25.00
OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within five days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges within the continental United States are  included in this offer if the error is due to our fault.
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