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    Default Searching for French army Tatou knife (plus fork and spoon)

    Hi all, hoping somebody with great sources can help me out here.

    I am looking to get a couple of original French army issue knives, they are sometimes referred to as a Couteau Tatoo or Tatou.
    I specifically want to avoid cheap copies of them. Used is fine.

    Here is a beautiful exposition of the 3 generations of them http://www.passionmilitaria.com/t247...es-successeurs.
    I think I prefer 3rd Gen but might for example take one of each like this guy has.

    The guys there advise a search in ebay.fr and that seems not very useful. All the knives in there that even look like they could be a Tatou are Gen 2 ones and cheap, and I do know that there exist lots of Gen 2 copies out there.

    These guys http://www.couteautatou.com/cat_Couteau_tatou_bois.html have the civilian version on the 2nd Gen, and I could make do with that. I prefer genuine issue though.

    Worst comes to the worst I can resurrect rusty french and write to the OP, fcheva, on that forum.

    Thanks in advance.

    SD

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    Default Re: Searching for French army Tatou knife (plus fork and spoon)

    Quote Originally Posted by headers View Post
    Hi all, hoping somebody with great sources can help me out here.

    I am looking to get a couple of original French army issue knives, they are sometimes referred to as a Couteau Tatoo or Tatou.
    I specifically want to avoid cheap copies of them. Used is fine.

    Here is a beautiful exposition of the 3 generations of them http://www.passionmilitaria.com/t247...es-successeurs.
    I think I prefer 3rd Gen but might for example take one of each like this guy has.

    The guys there advise a search in ebay.fr and that seems not very useful. All the knives in there that even look like they could be a Tatou are Gen 2 ones and cheap, and I do know that there exist lots of Gen 2 copies out there.

    These guys http://www.couteautatou.com/cat_Couteau_tatou_bois.html have the civilian version on the 2nd Gen, and I could make do with that. I prefer genuine issue though.

    Worst comes to the worst I can resurrect rusty french and write to the OP, fcheva, on that forum.

    Thanks in advance.

    SD
    This what you are looking for? Never dealt with them thoughm a friend said they were ok.

    http://www.shop.hassayampasurplus.co...categoryId=121
    Lee

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    Default Re: Searching for French army Tatou knife (plus fork and spoon)

    That looks like the 2nd gen version, yes. But probably the chinese ripoff. I will investigate further and report back, thanks.

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