Looks good to me. The crossguard does look like
it was cleaned or polished a bit.........
Yeah it's spotless! I've never seen one that clean. Thanks for the info.
Hi Naptime..that is a very nicely detailed Holler. The crossguard is crisp and along with the ferrule ring with the acorn motif. I will move your thread to the Heer forum. Thanks for sharing. Regards Larry
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Its an Original 3th type Höller.
Unique to these blades are the crossgrain runnings down from the center piece of the blade instead of the standard across type
High shine on fittings and scabbard by polishing, but im not sure..... and whats much more important....if the blade has been polished also, i see traces of grain, but need better pics
Original Germany Army dagger ,manufactured by Holler Solingen - least type.
Dagger scabbard is a generic type, which coincides with the rest of the dagger.
According to the dagger logo (If I saw him well.), and dagger grip, your dagger is probably produced around 1939-1940.
Now the bad news - the dagger is overly cleaned, and even handle.
Holler logo is very blurry, which is also a result of cleaning.
A nice dagger, but unfortunately destroyed by cleaning.
A very nice textbook piece. It's nice to see the patina already returning after the cleaning that must have been done ages ago. See the nice dark areas around the eagle and scabbard bands. Beautiful!
Chris i'm sorry, but I prefer untouched blades.
A polishing of dagger, i consider destroying of history.
These daggers will be in produce again, and therefore I believe that there is not need to destroy history - because of greed.
(Shine dagger is more worth? Nope.)
I'm sorry again, but, I always say - what I think.