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Old 10-12-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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Solingen-Glock knife???

I buy new Glock knives, root saw, plain back, olive, black, and tan...I use to send them over to the guys in Iraq but I heard they're getting what they need now...so I guess I'll start collecting them as they're not too expensive and they're neat.

OK, so I came across something...it's old, well worn and weird.

If you're familiar with the Glock knives, this is just like the smooth backed one, but there are some differences.

Knife:

1. The butt of the knife instead of having a rounded plastic end piece has a metal concave surface.

2. The grip appears identical, except there is a dimple and a cut out on the top of the grip and through the guard.

3. The guard is similar, even including the bottle cap opener, but the finger portion of the guard is turned down rather than up.

4. The blade is identical to a Glocks.

Scabbard:

1. The scabbard doesn't open like a Glock one and has a hole near the top running across perhaps for a wire type suspender like on bayonets.

2. There is "Solingen W. Germany" in white at the bottom portion of the 'loop'. It's got their company style lettering.

3. The loop goes through a slot and is secured by a rivet the round top of the rivet provides a securing stud for the knife, in the aforementioned dimple.

4. There is no front clip to secure the blade.

5. There is no 'legging' loop on the back side of the blade.

6. The seam runs on the sides, not front an back like on a Glock knife.


What I'm wondering is who made the knife, Solingen or Glock. Who came up with the design as it's obvious one inspired the other, greatly. Are there old Glock knives out there that are variations as I've only seen the same types, different colors.

Thanks if you know for sure...
 
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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AKAIK, Solingen is a knife making center/town so it's not made by Glock exactly.

Could hae been a sub-contract for Glock though.

The thing nearly sounds like it was made to serve as a bayonet of some sort; if I understand the description correctly.


Got any pictures of it?
 
Old 10-14-2007, 06:38 AM   #3
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ya the glock knifes are trick, i've got 2 of each. one to play with and one to keep. i got mine when they were $19.00 each, i noticed that they have gone up a midway to $25.00. still a good deal for what you are getting for your bucks.
 
 
Old 10-31-2007, 12:57 PM   #4
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What amazes me is how much they can charge for the Glock knife when it's so inexpensive in other places.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 06:19 AM   #5
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Here it is with a Glock knife for comparision.



In contrast with the regular Glock knife, the butt is a steel flat circular pommel, the grip is similiar but the cut out near the hilt is different. The hilt bends the other way. The scabbard doesn't have the front clip but rather has a stud that goes in the cut in the grip. The blade is similar. The scabbard is slightly longer and it's got a hole where the Glock doesn't. The belt loop doesn't open freely like the Glock one.
 
Old 10-14-2010, 02:11 PM   #6
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How long has Glock Been making knives? If it is stamped "Solingen W. Germany" the knife was made before the fall of the berlin wall, which was in the 80's.
 
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1. The scabbard doesn't open like a Glock one and has a hole near the top running across perhaps for a wire type suspender like on bayonets.

2. There is "Solingen W. Germany" in white at the bottom portion of the 'loop'. It's got their company style lettering.

3. The loop goes through a slot and is secured by a rivet the round top of the rivet provides a securing stud for the knife, in the aforementioned dimple.

4. There is no front clip to secure the blade.

5. There is no 'legging' loop on the back side of the blade.

6. The seam runs on the sides, not front an back like on a Glock knife.
 
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