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Social Welfare and DRK daggers

Article about: Hello Gents, here are a more of my blades. this social welfare dagger was a local vet return. and came back as is with the scabbard shown in the first pic. rectangular hanger holes. but i ha

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    i agree about the scabbard. might just depend on the maker. but there is differing opinions. i can say for sure this social welfare was a vet return as is with the rectangular holes.
    Ronnie i just took a count.
    10 german swords
    11 german bayonet's
    25 daggers
    3 fighting knives
    25 other assorted blades including my japanese swords and bayonet's. not counting a civil war sword on its way to me in the mail. i have sold off a number of non german blades in the last few years.
    not a big collection compared to some folks. but i'm happy with it.
    andrew

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    Hi Andrew, and thanks for showing these. It's nice to see a vet bring back piece that helps to dispel the theory that Social Welfare scabbards should have round holes. A difficult dagger to find with both the hangers and knot still attached, and a very nice group!!! Best Regards, Hal PS; I've had two officers daggers from veterans, both without straps, so am unable to add anything to the square versus round hole theory... wish I had kept at least one...

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    Andrew - Very nice looking daggers indeed, really love the feel of the leaders daggers. In my 45 years of collecting I have never seen anything official relating the rectangular/round to one unit or the other, have only read this in post-45 dagger reference books with no regulations to back it up. I feel that it was a makers option relative to the scabbard holes and the only thing relating to the Welfare or Redcross was the different hanger colors/construction.

    Heres my selection with the respective hangers on the left the Social Welfare (round holed scabbard) and on the right the red cross(rectangular hole scabbard).
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    Hey Horst, that plaque seems a lot like one posted here, cepting your is round. Any relationship?

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/art-decor-...oes-say-17117/

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    Quote by drdata View Post
    Hey Horst, that plaque seems a lot like one posted here, cepting your is round. Any relationship?

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/art-decor-...oes-say-17117/
    Yes, I saw the one you posted in the noted forum - These profiles were very popular during both the Weimar and III Reich period and come in various sizes,left/right profile with or without decal etc - this image reflected/represented esprit de corps as well as respect for the military and individual soldier.

    Horst
    "He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"

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    Very interesting info, and I love the medical one also Andrew. Thanks for explaining the saw back. I wonder if they took any human limbs with the nasty looking things. Thanks for showing.

    Jay

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