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Army Dagger grey aging or cleaned?

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    Attachment 947993Hello, would like opinions on this dagger. Is blade showing age spots or been cleaned? IF cleaned how much will that hurt value?
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    Maybe it would be better to trade it with some novice collector as an "starting" dagger.

    Sadly I do not know what the value is since i do not collect daggers.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    Sadly, it has been cleaned-and many times so. The silver plating is nearly total gone and the blade has been scrubbed down with something like steel wool. A common thing that GI's did to "clean up" their trophies, but it more than a little dismays the collectors of today! The condition this one is in now would be a good filler piece for a casual collector but of little interest for a serious blade collector.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Just what I thought, thanks. Lets say a maker marked original such as this in good collectable condition is $695 US, what then would this cleaning have done to the value?

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    Hi, this forum is for discussion, sharing and authentication opinions. It is not an appraisal service site. That being said, less than half. As said before, a entry level piece, or for parts.

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    Sorry about that and thanks.

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    IS there any hope in restoring the shine? I'm told not, by some.

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    Unfortunately, not. Once marred, the blades cannot be Unmarred.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Gents first things first, this is a nice study object.....Questions are not for Peter, Mario, Tom, Danny or Kevin
    Just look at this dagger and then tell me whats not textbook about it.
    Just look at old Warrelics post....

    Regards
    Ger

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    The crossguard is a high lift but different than most that I have seen.

    Steve

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