04-14-2013 10:41 PM
Near Perfect Edged Weapon Reproductions
Hello, I just aquired this dagger from someone who said he had received it from a German officer during WWII, and I was wondering whether it was real or a replica.
I'm only worried about the hilt being something other than wood. But I've seen some pictures of genuine works with handles that do not look like wood either, hence the doubt.
If it were real, any idea how much it'd be worth?
Thanks in advance.
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If you need any more photos for closer inspection I'll gladly supply them.
I wouldn't say this one is perfect but this navy dagger will certainly fool many new collectors.
And here's another very well made fake navy dagger. You can see these were made to deceive because they have been artificially aged very professionally.
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
dr73: I would certainly be fooled by the daggers you put up here. I am new to collecting, could you just give a hint on what is wrong with the ones above? How can I spot a real from a fake when I have never held a guaranteed real one in my hands?
Please send me a pm and I will point out a few things.
Under a keen eye that collects these types there are some details more obvious than others. I can say a mix of period and some junk! This one is a scary movie...near to almost perfect!
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Thats the beauty of a forum that has experts on every branch....some are totally into the Marines, others prefer Heer etc..
Just be sure to post a dagger in the forum when your not familiar enough to buy it.....
Nice add's Danny!