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Is this real or fake

Article about: by Eric Zentner I am not good on daggers but I have never seen a handle grooved like that . I may be wrong though.... Eric Attachment 271192 Most makers hid the drill hole beneath the pommel

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    Just wanted to get everyone's opinion on this unmarked dagger! Thank you!
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    Is this post war?

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    Good Question Sam, Hope someone can tell you, the pitting on the hilt in the first pic looks a little dodgy but that could be corrosion that's been gleaned up, but that's just an observation i would imagine it would have some serial #'s or makers marks if it was genuine but I'm only guessing.

    Phill

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    Not all are marked. I do not know them well enough to tell you if it is original or not.
    Ralph.
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    I am not good on daggers but I have never seen a handle grooved like that . I may be wrong though....

    Eric
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    Hi Sam, it is bad in my opinion.

    Note the split hanger rings, rather fat grip, the hole Eric has memtioned, poor casting to crossguard, etc.

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    Good eye Ade did not notice the split rings!! Pass on it Sam.

    Eric
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    I will say it is bad. Compared to my own that i have used for reference to your pics, your dagger lacks much detail. Almost all of the oak leaves is badly made. Rings are not soldered and hangers is wrong. I think it looks like the faker have not stuck to one model, but have made it up of two diffwerent makers. Casting of under side of hilt is very bad.

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    Checked out some originals online Sam...Pass on this one Bud.

    Phill

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    Thank you for all your input! I am going to pass on it!

    Sam

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