1908 Models “Waffenkontrolle”

On "1908 Models" one of the sides of the handle will always have a “Waffenkontrolle” stamp :

  • "Type A" – between 1908 and 1914 the stamp was a simple Swiss Cross.
  • "Type B" – between 1908 and 1914 the stamp was a simple Swiss Cross enclosed in a circle.
  • "Type C" – between 1915 and 1950 the stamp was made up of the letters “WK” inside the Swiss Cross, which was in turn enclosed in a circle.

Furthermore, the location and direction of the stamp does not follow precise rules and may vary significantly for one knife to another.

"Waffenkontrolle" Stamps
Waffenkontrollel 1908 - 1914 Waffenkontrolle 1908 - 1914 Waffenkontrolle 1915 - 1950
 A  B  C
 From 1908 to 1914 From 1908 to 1914  From 1915 to 1950 
     

Note that :

  • The design of the "Type A" stamp was the same from 1890 to 1914.
  • The design of the "Type C" stamp was the same from 1915 to 1978.

 

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