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Half scale F-S dagger ?

Article about: Hi Guys, I picked this up at a local military show today. It is roughly 7 1/2 inches long (18.5 cm) and weighs about 75 grams and is all metal construction. It is completely unmarked. It's r

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    Default Half scale F-S dagger ?

    Hi Guys,
    I picked this up at a local military show today. It is roughly 7 1/2 inches long (18.5 cm)
    and weighs about 75 grams and is all metal construction. It is completely unmarked.
    It's really a well built little piece

    I'm sure it's not old enough to be any kind of period sales sample but I am hoping
    someone may have seen one before.

    Thanks,
    Greg
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    gregM
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    A Letter opener? From a slightly different angle, at one time shortly after the war, Wilkinson Sword offered a 7 1/2" miniature 1st pattern knife as a letter opener given as a promotional gift when buying certain amounts of their razor blades. The sterile one you show might be a copy in a similar vein produced as a novelty item at a later date by whomsoever.

    Regards, Ned.
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    Thanks Ned.
    A letter opener makes sense. When I first looked at it, I thought it
    might be a salesman sample but i soon realized it looks way to new for that.
    gregM
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    Nice! No sheath?

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    I have seen a couple of smaller versions but not one like this that I can remember. It appears to be a mix of 1st and 2nd patterns. 1st pattern blade with 2nd pattern guard and handle.
    Nice pick up Greg! Congrats!
    I am envious!
    Would have picked this up myself if the opportunity arose.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Quote by rbminis View Post
    . . . Would have picked this up myself if the opportunity arose.
    Absolutely! Super looking miniature.

    Cheers,
    Tony
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    Ned was right on.
    I sent pictures to Roy Shadbolt at Wilkinsonfscollection.com and he confirmed that
    these were offered up as letter openers. Not old or rare or valuable but IMO
    still pretty cool.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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