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Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History


Catalog #: 77490M    Accession #: 309977
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History


Solingen (Maker)

Solingen steel, used in making knives, scissors, razors, and surgical instruments, is world famous for its excellence. Solingen was chartered in 1374 and has been known for its fine blades since the Middle Ages. It belonged to the duchy of Berg until 1600 and passed to Prussia in 1815.

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 7" H x 16" W x 1.5" D

Physical Description

Silver metal with orange celluloid handle. Engraved with, “Solingen.” Swastika under eagle with a silver braid portapee hanger and scabbard.


Country: Germany
War: World War II
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