08-16-2014 12:29 PM
Great early Alcoso Slant. Congratulations on adding this to your collection. Both my Alcoso slants have fixed pommels as well.
What a great example you found Ger! Textbook all the way and in great shape too! The blade is just beatiful with the perfectly executed maker mark. A rare beauty indeed. I love it!
Ger , that is a dagger i would love , congrats on your find ....silvered brass fittings , looking at your pics i can almost feel the quality and it must be very heavy The fixed pommel is something new i have learnt so many thanks for that info !
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Hi Ger, this is perfect early slant grip. I like your photos, because on them I can see almost each detail of pommel, crossguard, scabbard rings and blade markings. Dagger itself is in fantastic condition, first I think scabbard is damaged, but it is really nothing, blade is stone mint! Lovely dagger, great photos! Now just to add into collection!
They really do not come much better than this one, without delving into the realms of ivory grips or etched blades. First class early ACS just how we like to see them. Many of these 1st pattern Alcoso's feature brass base metals with a thin copper layer under the heavy silver plate, a true sign of quality and going that extra mile.
You must be thrilled with this one, rarely do these make it to the open market so I suspect you have good sources rather than a dealer purchase, not that it matters...........
I have also noticed on these that the scabbards seem to either have flat head OR round headed throat screws. No apparent reason or pattern, just an observation.
Smashing dagger, well done Ger
I have seen many slants before..but this one stands out in many respects. I particularly like the use of the early logo..a first time for me to see this variant used. It shows its early production age. Crossgraining is outstanding.... Im wondering whose step you are really finding these on..... ahem Best Regards Larry
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Ger..it has all been said. Great and CORRECT ACS that anyone would love! Congrats..what a blade!! Kevin.