Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

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Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by novsix » Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:24 am

I have acquired this knife via an estate! It is marked JOWIKA, Solingen Germany and on the other side of the blade, a number B 007. The handle seems inlaid black bands. Gruesome looking thing, but I can find absolutly nothing about it! I know it is German and probably pre WWII. Anything will be appreciated.
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Post by Vagrant » Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:17 am

I'll guess early 50s. It looks Sooooo typical of the flood of post-war Solingen knives. I've seen the name before and similar knives on ebay.

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Post by novsix » Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:41 pm

You are saying it is fake? Jowika left Germany prior to WWII, I mean I do not know. It is very difficult to find out anything. I do thank you for the reponse.

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Post by Vagrant » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:04 pm

novsix wrote:You are saying it is fake? Jowika left Germany prior to WWII, I mean I do not know. It is very difficult to find out anything. I do thank you for the reponse.
Fake ???
Hell no, but some German companies that left Germany left their name there or signed over the rights to use it to other companies. Hitler was very likely to let one of his cronies take over a company AND it's name even if the rightful owners "ran for their lives". AFTER the war, trademarks, patents, copyrights, etc, were "handed out by the victors, in many cases, to their cronies :wink: During the "cold war" both Zeiss AND Zeiss/Jena existed, ALL I'm saying is it looks VERY "50s ish" :idea: I've been wrong before, and will be again but it looks post-war to me.

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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by jeremys2k » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:44 pm

I know this was forever ago, but i just acquired a similar knife from my grandpa who was in WW2 my knife says Gambill Solingen Germany and on other side it says B 007. any insite?

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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by Vagrant » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:35 pm

Jowika Knives were made in both Ireland and Germany :?
The Irish ones I've seen were all folders and [generally] somewhat newer. The German ones were fixed blades and [I'm guessing] late 40s to late 50s/early 60s.
Maybe someone else can add to that.

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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by Viking45 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:57 pm

I can't offer any helpful info but I just know from experience that many German companies made similar knives. I have one by Edge Mark that is similar and I know Linder and even Puma made knives on the same lines...at least the stacked handles like that.

Definitely a keeper Novsix :!:

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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by mohardrock » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:13 pm

There was not a lot of aluminum after W.W.2 This knife B 007 was a survival knife used by the German Luftwaffe when they were downed. just as they had in an aluminum case a Drilling which was not marked, if you can find one they are worth about 70.000.00 dollars. All knifes were not Nazi marked. Neither were the drilling three barrel rifle. Upper two were a 12 gauge shotgun and the lower barrel was a 9.52 MauseR. Take it what its worth the knife has a lot of aluminum in it which was very plentiful to the Germans in the 1930,s. Anyway that is my opinion. mohardrock

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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by Bill DeShivs » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:36 pm

"There was not a lot of aluminum after W.W.2 This knife B 007 was a survival knife used by the German Luftwaffe when they were downed."
Completely incorrect. Someone is making up their own facts.

These knives are post 1950. Most were made by the same manufacturer and marked for other makers-mostly for export to the United States or to sell to occupying GIs. Linder was probably the actual manufacturer.
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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by mohardrock » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:54 pm

Sir, There was not a lot of aluminum available to the Germans after W.W.2. And the Luftwaffe did not have the German Nazi proof marks on any of the weapons. They were not part of that. And they still call the German Air Force the Luftwaffe today. I have a friend that served in Germany in the 1960,s and told me this and during W.W.2 that very few of the Germans in the Luftwaffe were Nazi,s except Goering. I have a Femaru-FEGYVER MOD.RT37M 9 MM kurtz or short that my uncle bought back from the war from a downed German fighter plane. And it is not Nazi marked. They were issued to the Luftwaffe bought were not Nazi marked. The only aluminum that was available was scrap after the war. Sir do your research. mohardrock

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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by Bill DeShivs » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:24 pm

Sir- I have been studying and collecting knives for 50 years.
These knives were commercially manufactured for import to the US after 1950. They are rather common.
My information does not come from "some friend told me," it comes from books, contacts in the cutlery industry, other collectors, catalogs, and personal observation.
I am aware that drillings were used in some German survival kits, but that has absolutely no bearing on knives. Because a knife is NOT marked a certain way means absolutely nothing.
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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by mohardrock » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:03 pm

Sir, I am not an idiot or is my uncle who served in WW2 And i am very well read on these type of things. I have over 250 edge weapons from all over the world including this country we live in and i have close to 170 swords from all over the world including the Revolutionary War the war of 1812 the Mexican American war, the Civil War the Spanish American war, the First World War, that i have two Patton swords, Have you heard of them before, and the last navel sword used in WW1 and WW2 the last sword ever used in combat in the U.S. forces. Besides my uncle was not some cook He fought with honors as did my father. Also i have over 100 bayonets from this country and all over the world from all periods. Sir i did not fall off the apple cart yesterday i am very well read and i take offence when you do not any research. I have been an avid collector for over 45 years closer to 50 years And i do not like my intelligence insulted. This forum is not meant to make enemies, it is to be informative and open to discuss things not to be insulting. Best Regards, mohardrock

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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by Bill DeShivs » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:24 pm

Owning a piano does not make you a musician.
We had a discussion. You came along with an opinion that you can't substantiate, and I explained that you are wrong. You seem to have a problem with that.
So- please provide proof that these were German Luftwaffe survival knives. We'll all be anxiously waiting.....
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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by Bill DeShivs » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:33 pm

And, please explain the English spelling "Germany".....
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Re: Jowika Knife Solingen Germany B 007

Post by Bill DeShivs » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:04 am

Still waiting.....
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