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Heeres Offiziersdolch by Eisenkopf

Article about: I've always wondered how many Army daggers exist with a ferrous metal base used for fittings. I've seen this magnetic base metal used by ALCOSO, but can't remember seeing it used by any othe

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    I've always wondered how many Army daggers exist with a ferrous metal base used for fittings. I've seen this magnetic base metal used by ALCOSO, but can't remember seeing it used by any other maker. A friend of mine made the "discovery" a while back and called it "Eisenkopf". I own an example of this type and wondering how many other examples exist. Outside appearances are the same as the non-ferrous base metal used except for a difference in the weight.

    Use a magnet to test the crossguard, pommel, and ferrule. It should be obvious whether or not your dagger has the steel base metal.

    I'd enjoy hearing so I can compile the info which I will publish as a document on this site for all collectors to use.
    DJ


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    Correct me if Im wrong,,but the translation for "Eisenkopf" means ..."Iron Head" so is there a relation to the metals used to call it this name?
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    Correct me if Im wrong,,but the translation for "Eisenkopf" means ..."Iron Head" so is there a relation to the metals used to call it this name?
    Larry, I don't know who it was, or when, or how many, but at some point some collectors used the term to describe the plated (presumably malleable iron) magnetic dagger handle parts. But only some of them - as I've never seen it used to describe the iron based SA or SS cross guards. Best Regards, Fred

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    Here is my Alcoso with magnetic fittings. The eagles on these daggers always seem a little washed out. I have not seen the magnetic fittings on any other heer manufacturers, but that does not mean they don't exist.

    Wolfgang


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    Wow, I just noticed that the original post is from 2008. Too late for a reply, but what the heck.

    Wolfgang

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    A tasty grip on that dagger Wolfgang , love it
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    A tasty grip on that dagger Wolfgang , love it

    This is the favourite among my ivory gripped daggers. It was a garage sale find by a good friend. He almost passed it up because he knows I don't like cracked grips. He had no idea that it was ivory. Things worked out well for both of us though.

    Wolfgang

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