Beautiful example daggers like this are hard to come across you have a true gem
That one was worth waiting for!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Beautiful and stunning would be the best description..I would have to agree with your statement on the Luftwaffe forum regarding etched blades being a mine field for collectors as is the same with the NPEA dagger. I feel the NPEA dagger was chosen along with the SS dagger as being the most desirable in reproduced fakes. Your example Wolfgang amazingly has all the plating left on the crossguards...this in itself is " Hens teeth". I have to assume this was out of an advanced collection that this was in and sure it was well worth the investment.
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A very nice addition. Your words are most true, messed with examples as well as outright fakes abound. Take heed gents & guard your money.
That is one hard to find chained dagger, and in great condition!
Now that is what i call a rare Minty piece
You have some lovely daggers in your collection.
Regards Mac 66.
Congratulations on adding this lovely example to your already stunning collection Wolfgang!
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Thank you for the kind comments, it is appreciated. I am VERY happy to have found this dagger. Even common daggers in truly nice condition are getting difficult to find.