Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Interesting Dagger......?

Article about: Greetings again to all. I finally got some more pics to add... Also, this weighs in at 420 grams. Or 14.8 ounces. Heavier than I thought! Best Regards, Freefall

  1. #1

    Smile Interesting Dagger......?

    Greetings to all! I had a few questions concerning a dagger that I aquired not to long ago. My apologies if I have posted in the wrong forum. This seems to be the best place to at least start. This is supposed to be a 17th century german dagger or short sword that was from the "Thirty years war" between germany and poland (1618-1648) time frame. I guess a few questions that come to mind are, 1) Does anyone recognize this dagger as being from this period? 2) How does one know if this is genuine? 3) Any idea of a value on this? I have provided some pics. This measures aprox 14 inches,from tip to tip. And the handle is copper weave or wound. Lots of patina on the metal. May or may not have been cleaned at some point. There are no markings or stamps any where that I can find on this. I value any and everyone's thoughts and opinions on this! Best Regards, freefall
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	!CFB1LogB2k~$(KGrHqIOKp0E0U-fvPjcBNTyBcEoWw~~_3.jpg 
Views:	56 
Size:	101.4 KB 
ID:	178678  
    Attached Images Attached Images   

  2. #2
    ?

    Default Re: Interesting Dagger......?

    Hi freefall, very nice looking short sword or "dagger", unknown to me if real or authentic but may i suggest that much closer shots of all the interesting points be taken as this will aid the members in the know to make opinions, regards dave

  3. #3

    Default Re: Interesting Dagger......?

    Quote by davejb View Post
    Hi freefall, very nice looking short sword or "dagger", unknown to me if real or authentic but may i suggest that much closer shots of all the interesting points be taken as this will aid the members in the know to make opinions, regards dave
    Thanks for the reply! As soon as I can get the camera batteries charged up, I'll see if I can do any better!

  4. #4

    Default Re: Interesting Dagger......?

    Here's a better pic of the handle......
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	!CFB1Kng!mk~$(KGrHqYOKp0E0VKo5JQ9BNTyBY8mg!~~_3.jpg 
Views:	45 
Size:	89.6 KB 
ID:	178687  
    Last edited by freefall; 02-13-2011 at 07:53 AM.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Interesting Dagger......?

    I hope I'm not raining on your parade, freefall, particularly as this isn't my field, but for a Thirty Years War item this is in unbelievably good condition.

    Any legit stuff from that period is locked away in well-funded museums.

    But I hope I'mn wrong and you have a gem. Let's hear what the experts have to say.

    Cheers,

    Pat

  6. #6

    Default Re: Interesting Dagger......?

    Hello-I would agree with Patgore-anything that old would be very pricey if genuine and in anything like that condition-could be a replica made in the 19th century as a display piece for the rich-also possibly a film prop (which would give it another type of value) but anything 400 years old should have provenance of ownership.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Interesting Dagger......?

    Thanks for the replies! Please keep them coming. I wish I had some document or paperwork to refer to on this, but I don't. Just the Dagger. I was thinking about maybe having it "carbon-dated." Anybody have any experience with this process? Regards, Freefall

  8. #8

    Default Re: Interesting Dagger......?

    I think carbon-dating only works on carbon-containing items (wood). Your dagger seems to be all metal.

    I know techniques have improved, but I'm not sure carbon-dating would be accurate enough to be really helpful....if it could be used.

    I'd suggest you check out your nearest big-city museum or a major auction house like Sotheby. Museum curators are often helpful/knowledgeable, and big league auctioneers have to be very accurate re identification and dating.

    Hope this help[s.

    Pat

  9. #9
    ?

    Default Re: Interesting Dagger......?

    not sure,but pretty sure its not that old.! maybe 1850 s on up age wise ?hope iam wrong.?

  10. #10

    Default Re: Interesting Dagger......?

    The dagger as got some potential to be genuine to me, at least some parts does.
    Difficult to tell from a picture, one should be able to see and feel it; in order to check on weight and balance among other things.
    But if one would copy a late mediaval dagger, why would he copy such a , more or less, ordinary one.
    Don't get me wrong I do not want to be rude, when speaking of an "ordinary" dagger.
    It could also be that it was a more elaborated dagger that got addapted/ ajusted after some battle dammage.
    Again like I said , verry difficult to tell from a distance.
    cheers
    |<
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Interesting Buckle

    In Luftwaffe buckles
    02-16-2010, 07:52 PM
  2. Interesting photo

    In German photographs & Postcards
    12-15-2009, 11:34 AM
  3. interesting photo's

    In German photographs & Postcards
    08-25-2009, 10:49 AM
  4. A Most Interesting Admiral's Hat

    In The Soviet Navy - RKKF/VMF - Uniforms, Insignia & Headgear
    08-24-2009, 06:41 PM
  5. interesting pic

    In German photographs & Postcards
    09-24-2008, 11:17 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •