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Early Heer dagger by SMF with Slant grip

Article about: This one is a textbook SMF Slant. Its in very good condition, having a straight scabbard, no dents. I love these type of Slant grips, great color, only minus is a little chip on top by the p

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    I am more interested in why we see Waffen Amt markings on Luft blades...and not on Heer blades..although Identical as Gerrit has stated. Larry
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    The Luft was totally independent from the army and had their own procedures. Inspectors where placed in factories to ensure quality control but as I understand it, only on pre-1939 assembled Luft daggers ( war effort became more of a priority ) and probably only on a batch basis rather than mainstream.
    The inspectors probably just pulled batches from production, earmarked them for the Luftwaffe, tested, bench-marked and stamped. I also remember reading years ago that factory issued and privately purchased destined blades, had some say in which blades where Waffen-amt but no idea how that would have worked or how true it is. Good question though Larry!.

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    Hi to all, lovely SMF dagger! This is my favorite crossguard, I like it too much and believe that soon will be mine

    Regards Peter

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    Very nice SMF this one has held its plating better then most. Of course all the army blades will be grained and not nickel plated. Superior example!

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