11-30-2013 12:55 PM
Hi, i know very little about TR blades but i think this may be a fake/fantasy etching!...
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Hello Beefheron welcome to the forum..I moved your thread to the Heer forum..the guys there will give you their thoughts on this dagger..as i myslef never encountered a red grip on a Heer dagger. Best Regards Larry
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I think the grip and the blade are post war. The rest of the dagger is made of original parts. The scabbard and pommel seem to be early production parts. The crossguard is a typical generic A style example.
I've seen some strange colors with postwar grips that were made that way. And comparable postwar blades. Bottom line IMO - an "upgrade" that is not - and is now just parts good and bad. . Regards, Fred
This is the third time in about 4 months that an " Generalstab Heeres Dolch" with an etching like this came by on a Militaria321 auction, all were bad parts daggers with post war etched blades.
That site sells more crap bthen you can imagine, every month i see someone get screwed for big bucks.
Post them here before buying, Mil321 is the worst site i have ver see, lots of postwar fakes and postwar fantasy etched daggers, but once in a while ( big while mostly ) a good one comes along
This dagger is at an auction in Sweden right now. It will go on sale in about 10 days.
At about the same time an SA Rohm dagger came online. I think I will make a thread about that one in the SA dagger forum.
Chris maybe this seller in Sweden has the same supplier as the Miltaria321 seller?
a little advise: better stick a bit to the textbook, might save a lot of cash
You may be absolutely right.
I have no interest in this dagger, but I am pretty sure the auction house has no idea about it´s "real history".
hi friend, I agree with Danny and Ger. Blade, grip and knot si reproduction. In my opinion pommel is also postwar, I saw some similar pommels which were reproductions, but I´m not sure. mil321 sell a lot of reproduction, I never buy something from them!