Finnish M/19 Puukkopistin made By E&F Hörster in Germany for Finnish Army
Finnish M/19 Puukkopistin made By E&F Hörster in Germany for Finnish Army. Started off as a dress knife for NCO to wear in lieu of a sword. Designed by the famous Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Sometimes referred to as NCO Puukko, Gallen-Kallela Puukko, or M/22 Puukko because it is the shorter version Puukkopistin which was added and approved for wear in 1922. It is called a Puukkopistin or Knife Bayonet because it is really a knife, but it looks like it has a bayonet lock button on the bottom of the pommel. Eventually almost all Finnish Army ranks were allowed to wear one. There is a wood handle version for the lowest ranks. It also became not just a dress Puukko but a daily use puukko. Used not only by the Finnish Army, but also by the Civil Guard as well as by Finnish Police. Grip has chip out of it, crossguard is loose, and blade is rough. Price reflects condition so this is an excellent opportunity to own a rare piece of Finnish military history, carried from post Civil War to Winter War and Continuation War. Can pair M19 aka M22 with M/39 Bayonet Leather Sheath I have listed. Sheath is big for it but it fits. The item “Finnish M/19 Puukkopistin made By E&F Hörster in Germany for Finnish Army” is in sale since Friday, January 31, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “capt14k” and is located in Monroe Township, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Brunei darussalam, Iceland, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany