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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:56 pm 
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I got it from a flea market for 10 euros. I have seen several models (from Solingen or Linder) with similar handles, for sale on E Bay, but not with this exact blade shape.

It is already sharpened very well. The spine is smoothed out and feels great on the thumb. The grip has good balance and fits perfectly in my hand, it's like I had it custom made or something.

Could anyone please help id the exact model? Most of the youtube reviews of similar looking knives are in German....I found it as "Solingen Scout", but the blade differs from review to review.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:06 pm 
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I think Solingen is where the steel comes from, if I remember correctly.

I've got a pair of cheapo knives my dad gave me when I was about 10 or so and they've got "Solingen" stamped into the blade down by the handle.

The knife you've got looks real similar to some of the skinning knives I've seen from a brand called "Puma".

Maybe JoergS can ID the knife since he's more knowledgeable about the European knife market than I am over here in the US.

Nice looking knife, by the way.

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This is a very typical hunting knife that was (probably) made in Solingen/Germany, THE most important knife city in the country.

Many well known knife manufacturers are in Solingen, Herbertz and Böker for example. They often have a loooong tradition. But there were also many small companies - some closed shop, some got bought, some are still around.

Your knife has no manufacturer brand on the blade, which means it was NOT made by one of the reputable companies. Those would usually put they logo and/or brand name next to the "Solingen". The fact that no brand is on your blade either means it was done by a small company OR just the blade was made in Solingen, the rest may have been put together elsewhere.

Many many similar looking models were sold over time. These days they are kind of out of fashion, most knives are now full tang and have scales rather than a round handle with a longitudinal hole for the screw. But you can find new ones still, like this Linder: https://www.amazon.de/Linder-Klingenl%C ... hirschhorn

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The value of the knife is rather low as you still find plenty of similar ones on ebay... but 10 $ is still a good deal. Most important: If you like it because it fts your hand so well, then by all means enjoy it! Solingen steel is usually excellent.

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Several cities earned reputations for being centers of knife making in centuries past, including Solingen, Germany, Sheffield, England, and Seki, Japan. Finding one of those names and no other markings tells you very little.

Joerg pretty much covered the rest. :)

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Thank you all for your answers. I did my share of research and was lucky to get a quick reply from a German youtuber who usually shows similar looking knives.

"Hi there, thanks for watching my reviews
The photo shows a pattern which is called "Marbles Woodcraft" and a patent for the design was granted to Webster Marble in 1916.
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis ... 8624-0.png

This original 1916 hunting blade design is a “semi skinner" and some german companies in the knifetown Solingen made this Woodcarft Type Knife in the time 1940-1970 with carbon steel blades.
Some are stamped with a company stamp and some only with the Solingen stamp. Greetings from Germany Jake

I never bought a fixed blade, so far I would use my SAK for hiking and fishing trips. Although the choices are plenty and many are of excellent price/quality, I wanted to wait until a "knife comes to me", and not the other way around. So glad I found this one!:)

Dave Canterbury also reviews a similar knife, a certain "model 5" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKmerA1bjq8

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