11-21-2015 01:08 PM
Ger , i love the dark and light contrast on this one that really make the details and hand enhancements stand out ! A sweet dagger !!
We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
Always a little further : it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea...
Im pretty sure I saw this dagger at the Max Show with Ford Crews and we discussed it in hand. I have personally never seen a grip like this but would love to see a few more examples as we all know new discoveries still abound. I also remember this dagger having a Klass marked scabbard which fit the crossguard type and hand work. I wonder if this is the same dagger?
Lovely piece Ger , I also love the the cross guard and the unique grip.....Tom yes I remember seeing one at the Max show also, but when I went back for a second look, I could not find it ... I was thinking the same thing if this was the same one, It would be interesting to know if there are more. Thanks for sharing.
Mario no doubt the same piece that was at the Max Show small world it is in our hobby. I passed on the dagger as it was out of my comfort zone for several reasons one the grip type I have never seen before and even more so the Klaas marked scabbard. I can only agree with Ger on one point that Henckels did use Pack fittings - plated and satin aluminum.
Ger, Very interesting dagger.. this grip is very unique. The fittings and scabbard do indeed seem like Klaas enhanced pieces, but the pommel detailing around the top edge are not on my example of a Klaas 2nd.. How is the fit of the guard to the tang and grip to tang? Kevin.
Hi to everyone, well I want also to share this picture of similar grip variation. I donīt have more info about the dagger and there is possibility that this dagger is reproduction, or just grip (Iīm talking about dagger on picture which I attached, not about Gerīs nice treasure!).
Great observations Tom. That grip is certainly an anomaly and most definitely not to order. The white gripped dagger posted by Peter looks like a celluloid grip type that has been exposed to heat or excessive wear or general mischief.
by T Kendall
I agree Jon that this isnt a grip to be ordered out of the book as an upgrade, otherwise they would be known for catalogues.
The grip for sure is a time Original i have no doubt, but we will never know if this one slipped controls or if its done on purpose by the man who handled the machine.
I think looking at the different spaces between the squirls that it has been done on purpose, the distances are to different from the normal ones.