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Horster and Wingen daggers (new to collecting)

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    Hi, I'm new to collecting German daggers, so go gently on my offerings folks!. My first purchase was the Horster for a little over £300. I wanted a maker marked piece but had little to choose from for my budget, as most in the UK are over the £400 mark. It has a tapered tang and a dual colored trolon grip. It ticks all the boxes for me and is in good condition but not serious collector grade.
    The second is an unmarked Wingen if i've got the cross guard right. I picked this up from a flea market minus scabbard for £50, so i'm quite proud of my bargain. I've married this for now to a quality repro scabbard until i find the real deal. It is a late war piece with stepped tang and wood core celluloid grip. It has amazing cross grain, and as an added bonus it has the owners monogram on the reverse of the cross guard. Fittings are of zinc. The hangers were picked up off a well known auction site as spares or repair, and require a buckle to finish. Hope you all like my daggers. Regards, Scott

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    Hi Scot, nice daggers, Horster is favorite! Please throw away your reproduction scabbard from unmarked example! It is not very difficult to find real one... There are a lot of reproductions of late war produced daggers on market, so be very careful! Dagger look good to me, so I hope it is authentic...

    Thanks for showing your dagger to us!

    Regards Peter

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    Hi Scott welcome to the forum...I whole heartedly agree with Peter...you could cause grave financial damage to the blade..by marrying it with a recent copy. It may fit well..but blind dates are 50 /50..in this case..this blind date of a recent scabbard is
    90/10..and not in your favor. Finger nails on a blackboard is what Im feeling right now

    Peter,, is one of many of our top Heer dagger specialists...stick around for awhile read through some of the other threads .... and the education you get here will fit you perfectly.........George Zimmer said it best.....

    Regards Larry
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    Thanks for the info on the scabbard guys. I'll keep the dagger seperate then as it has no runner marks and truly excellent cross grain. Regards Scott.

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    Hello Scott

    Looking over the unmarked dagger, Peter is bang on, on the repo scabbard but looking at the grip there seems to be a perfect straight line running down the grip like a seam ? also the pommel just does not look right.
    I like your Horster.

    Best
    Mario

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