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BW Pocket Knife with Thumb Hole, Surplus

BW Pocket Knife with Thumb Hole, Surplus

Price 25.99 USD excluding VAT

A Swiss army knife but made for the German army. In Finland, our soldiers use their puukko for everything, but in Germany, the bayonet is for evil deeds and the pocket knife for utility tasks. If you like more subdued colors and don’t need pliers, this SAK might just be for you.

  • In stock 33 pcs. Sold 45 pcs in the last two weeks.
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A Swiss army knife but made for the German army. In Finland, our soldiers use their puukko for everything, but in Germany, the bayonet is for evil deeds and the pocket knife for utility tasks. If you like more subdued colors and don’t need pliers, this SAK might just be for you.

The manufacturer may vary. In some cases, you'll see known brands like Victorinox, but we haven't sorted these by all the various contractors. These were all issued by Bundeswehr so they're good.

Features

These are a bit more modern in design with ergonomic handles. All the metal parts are stainless steel, the handles are made of durable olive green polymer.

  • Knife blade with a partly serrated edge
  • Separate saw
  • Tin opener
  • Flathead screw driver and bottle opener
  • Phillips screw driver
  • Awl
  • Keyring
  • Length a tad over 11 cm (~4.3”) when closed, width 1.7 cm (0.7”)

One thing we really want folks to notice is the order of the combo blade: the straight part is close to the mouth of the edge, where it is most suitable for whittling and other tasks you generally do with a straight edge. The serrated part for cutting through ropes and such is moved over and still does its job. Sadly, the most common orientation of these features is reversed, but the Germans got it right this time.

German Army Surplus

Although these have seen military use, they are in surprisingly good shape. The signs of use can mainly be seen on the blade, which you might want to sharpen right away. The hinges will probably need some oiling as well.

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30.10.2020
I didn’t buy it here but my mom gifted me with one for finishing University. It’s very easy to handle but left handed users may want to adjust how they handle the tools; especially the can opener.
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I would recommend for a friend

24.11.2020

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Randy Y. 24.10.2020
It says under features "separate saw", but I see no saw in the pictures....
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Daniel B. 30.10.2020
Yeah, it’s not shown in the pics but they should be included.
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