12-05-2014 12:44 PM
Very nice gerrit, that pommel looks just like the one on my wingen with the early generic guard and love that voos maker mark.
Ger these early Voos are some interesting daggers they come in many variations. I would say this one is fitted with a WKC Type-1 fist I have seen like this that I remember nice variation.
Interesting piece, the top half of the hilt ( grip & pommel ) are typical of what you see on Voos transitional mid period armies that came with a variety of different cross-guards. I have a Pack 3rd fitted Voos with the same pommel, ferrule and scabbard.
Not sure I have seen a WKC 1st used on a Voos either although they seem to have used everything else at some point so no reason why not.
I take it the blade is a tapered tang with that maker mark?.
The firm also used Pack 1st's and early fittings and blade, also matched the later type B grip so nothing unusual or anything to worry about this one. A bit like the configuration Heller used, later grips, plated blades etc.
Very nice Ger.
Interesting Voos. As others here have said, I think Voos may have been the master of variations, especialy in the first couple years of Heer production! I think the guard and scabbard are initial production WKC.. but then the Ferrell, grip and pommel speak Pack to me IMO. I have a Pack second I have recently shared here that has this very slender non-slant grip. Neat dagger, and a very popular MM for Voos! Congrats.. Kevin.
Thank you for the kind words and expertise you all contributed
Comparing the 2 crossguards, this one and my WKC 1st Paul Seilheimer i posted last week, i would say its def. a WKC 1st.
The head enhancements are completely different but the basis is a WKC 1st Guard.
The grip on this one is slightly slimmer then others i have and perfectly fits the pommel.
Jon it has a tapered tang.
Gents your thoughts and info are highly appreciated!
What can I say...all the Top Guns already commented ...let me see if I can find a few more Daisies to pick and give you my compliments. As usual A great find that landed on your front step as now I also have a piece of your Front step
A first for me to see the larger Logo Voos Type. Overall the dagger is beautiful. What are the stripes in the blade or is that a background shadow. Best Regards Larry
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@Larry, what you see it a bit of chrome lifting on the blade.
@Kevin, thanks for adding these lovely guards, enchancement do changed the appearance of these guards, so that they sometimes look quite different, nice to see this variaty