It seems these Youth Knives have a lot of history behind them. All I need to know is mine a real original one??
Hi Vix,, it is still hard to comment on this dagger unless it is done as an "in Hand inspection" with someone who knows these daggers. I would encourage you to read the thread link provided by Fred.."Frogprinz". That may give you some direction but to comment on the pictures provided would be difficult. I do like the condition and patina it is in,,but that can be common with any knife over a short period of time. Regards Larry
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
It was roughly two weeks ago that this discussion got started, last fall for GDC, with my seeing it and participation very recent. With my original long term interest in the weapons of Germany and its Allies, and Bulgaria being what I would call an LLP (Limited Liability Partner). With the Brannick Youth having some of the characteristics, but not the same as the HJ. And the GDC discussion giving me input on some of the current thinking in Bulgaria. Having been in some discussions where it literally took years to reach a "tipping point" where some reasonable conclusions could be made - and the good sorted out from the bad. Or alternately, in some cases where everything was bad. So for now it's a matter of acquiring more information as it turns up, which is not something that I have control over and it could take a while. Best regards to all, Fred