Hi DS..Im a bit reluctant..on the ferrule ( which lacks any detail ) and the grip eagle appears to be smaller cast. Hold onto your money first..an glad you posted here..what for some other opinions..but for myself..I would rather be safe than sorry. Regards Larry
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For all the wear on the upper scabbard fitting, the scabbard body itself looks very perfect. A repaint? The leather disk is almost certainly replaced as well. In fact, almost all of the metal fittings-including the eagle-show roughness, but hardly a speck of wear to the grip leather or it's coloration? I'm with Larry on this one...I'd not feel good picking this one up.
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I'm not a sword guy, per se, but there's a couple of things I notice when looking at the pics. As Larry mentions, the grip emblem does appear slightly smaller than the space it's meant to occupy. To me, it looks like one of those late war solid grip emblems for a Polizei bayonet. Tom Johnson had those for sale & still may. It also appears as if there's epoxy around the emblem itself, not sure because I'm looking on a phone now.
I would also agree that the ferrule looks surprisingly sparse of detail & the scabbard does look too good not to be a repaint. Just thoughts in general but concerns that should be looked at when considering a purchase.
These are still not that tough to locate. Wait for a better example. My personal preference is for the P D Krebs product, with throat and guard stamped with the SS-Kulturzeichen mark.
hmm ok because i cant help but think that less than 500 euros is a pretty good price for it but is it real or a fake? this guy gives "proof of legitimacy" so to speak so i think its real, but is it that its a salvaged sword, like built out of parts? and i found a similar ferrule on a polizei sword on this site that goes for about 1000 dollars -http://www.wwiidaggers.com/30837.htm
so is it still a good price less than 500 euros? regards sweden
hi again guys i talked to him and he said he got it in bulk amongst another polizei sword so do i need to be worried? mine looks alot like another sword on that militaria site i posted above this and i mean less than 500 euros can i realy pass on that regards and high hopes for your cunning answers DS
My first ever purchase turned out to be a real bad one. I made that mistake without asking around for opinions from people who know much more then me.
Why not save you cash for a couple of months instead and buy a nice (non repainted/cleaned/buffed?) sword.
I still regret my first ever purchase. Dont do the same mistake.
hmm im confused is it real but refurbished? or is it fake? because if he thought it was i dont think he would include proof of legitimacy paper, im sorry if im a bit slow today guys, it has been long day. regards DS
'Proof of legitimacy paper' or COA is worth nothing
unless you can return it whenever you like for a
full refund - no questions asked. Is your seller
up to that ?
Personally, I'd take the other members advice
and wait for a better one.........