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HELP with tatty 1st series Kriegsmarine officer etched dagger.

Article about: I have found this 1st series navy dagger. The condition is generally poor, with cracking on the celluloid handle and dull metal finish (is it brass or plated/painted?). Scabbard has lighteni

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    Default HELP with tatty 1st series Kriegsmarine officer etched dagger.

    I have found this 1st series navy dagger. The condition is generally poor, with cracking on the celluloid handle and dull metal finish (is it brass or plated/painted?). Scabbard has lightening bolt etching and the blade is well etched. I believe it to be original from what i have seen of other 1st series daggers, but does the condition warrant a pass? It's only $250, and I have seen handles for sale on their own, and wonder whether a swap would be acceptable. Maker is Eickhorn.
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    Al

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    Default Re: HELP with tatty 1st series Kriegsmarine officer etched dagger.

    I would say that its an all brass model that could be cleaned gently to bring back the lustre to the whole piece, with the exception of the blade, dont touch , it will remove the engraving detail, the handle could be replaced but the original kept. for that money its a steal
    Last edited by davejb; 03-01-2011 at 08:16 AM. Reason: additional info

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    Default Re: HELP with tatty 1st series Kriegsmarine officer etched dagger.

    It is original. Price is OK for the condition.

    It could be cleaned up, but I think I would retain the original grip. Obviously, the original gilt finish, applied over the brass has gone, but cleaning it up would restore the overall look.

    Cheers, Ade.

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