Thank you, Tumblr, for finding yet another easter egg I would have missed.
That appears to be a Fairbairn-Sykes style fighting knife. Hardly a “pocket knife”
In Soviet Russia…
Hey, I’m sure it’s pretty badass compared to your average pocket knife, but this is what German soldiers carried as pocket knives:
Mercator Pocket Knives, K55K Kat
These pocket knives were the unofficial standard pocket knife of the German soldier during WW2 and became very well known here in the United States after the war, when many of these knives were brought back by American GI’s as war souvenirs.
They may have started out as souvenirs, but they quickly became prized for their balance, durability, and ability to hold an amazing sharp edge