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    You mean, the wz.55. ?

    If yes, Id be curious, if the wz.55. was "officially" used in the NVA beside the KM66, and, (again, if yes), in which units !
    Im interested in trench knives of WWI, combat knives of WWII, also, in "modern" Military combat and utility knives, (favored knives of the states of the former Warsaw Pact).

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    Yes, as he says its just like mine, only not new. As to the unit, I have no idea, as I was told this guy was a trail watcher, and its all he was armed with.
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    OK, thx. !
    Im interested in trench knives of WWI, combat knives of WWII, also, in "modern" Military combat and utility knives, (favored knives of the states of the former Warsaw Pact).

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    As a progression from the wz.55 ,now I've got the wz. 98 craze. I have obtained several. wz. 98NA with natural finish and dual cutting edges, a normal wz. 98 and finally found a wz. 98 that is Gerlach marked. I actually scored a wz 92 pdesighn marked knife for same price as any common wz 98, major pee in my pants score, it was marked as a wz 98 but pics were of a wz 92. rolled dice and pee'd myself again. Now I just need to find the other less common non plastic strap retained sheaths.

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    Pics?
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    I need to take my wz. 98 or 92 from my unit and take w pics with two other wz. 92/98 knives that I have because they had some differences and I've never had all three of them in one place to compare them.
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    Do it...
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    As I mentioned I've took pics of my knifes - the one in the middle is without sheath because I've broke the part where belt goes during some training and now it is pushed between MOLLE/PALS on my vest.
    Front view:


    Back view:


    Front view, all three without sheats - makers logo: two with Gerlach and the last one is with individual military serial number:


    Front view, all three without sheats - logo/number detailed:


    Back view of detailed logo:


    The last one logo detailed:


    First two had fixed end cap but the last one has threaded end cap:


    Inside of the grip of the third knive:
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    Are these knives sold as surplus anywhere?
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    There are copies - signed also as "Gerlach" or you can find originals.
    Last year I've bought one from Military Property Agency (official demobil sold by military - your AK kits are from guns sold by them) - this is the third one on the pics - when you look closer you can see that the tip of the blade is broken (ca. 5 mm).

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    Nice pointy sticks
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    or beer


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    Ok thanks. These look like they are some good quality as well. Are they liked by the users?
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    Hard to tell because they were mostly in airborne/combat units and it is rather good to stab someone between ribs than an utility knife which in this role isn't perfect.

    But I like it's dagger (dagger-ish) shape since I saw Gerber Mark II.
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    Very Nice, I'm glad I mentioned these. They are just like the Gerber mark II, in fact I have a mark II stored with them. I'm sure just like K-bars they market them to civie sales too and those are going for around 70.00 each from multiple sellers. Gerlach marked ones are super hard to find and wz. 92 near impossible here. I've only seen two others from seller on GB 800.00 each. Suppose to be balanced for a throwing knife also. When I originally was looking for Gerlach marked blades one Polish seller wanted to spit down Gerlachs neck for some reason. There are some other specialty blades in this model also as long as the particular markings which I'm interested in. KP's knives would be super desireable to me for the markings on them. None of mine are mil issue. I'll have to see if I can figure my Dads camera and get some pics too. I'm bummed people are allready making fakes just like military unit badges, real shame. Super cool stuff though.

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    For $800 I can sell you this one with broken tip and serial number.

    Most of different blades are the civil market versions as I know - I will try to figure it out with a friend from airborn unit who had them in first place (over 20 years of service and counting) - he will probably will know that saw blade etc. was military issued or not.

 

 
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