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How about this Eickhorn army dagger for $525?

Article about: The damage in question is the zinc oxidizing and pitting. I'm told it's not uncommon. I see why people prefer the brass earlier daggers. Eventually these zinc ones will start to break down I

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    The damage in question is the zinc oxidizing and pitting. I'm told it's not uncommon.

    I see why people prefer the brass earlier daggers. Eventually these zinc ones will start to break down I understand. Gotta love pot metal.

    Is there an obvious way to tell if they're brass, or do you have to recognize the type of cross guard it is and know they made those with brass?
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    There is a big flat screw present on the scabbard back.

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    Quote by gerrit View Post
    Hi Scott,

    as far as the pics reveal its def. a 4th type eick crossguard, with a heavily patina.
    Silver on zinqcast will do that, its gives a nice even patina.
    The portepee is a later addition, there is absolute no difference in patina on the crossguard.
    Where the portepee would have been the silver shoudnt be that black.
    The 3th type Eick logo fits in the timeframe of the guard.
    You do not show the back of the scabbard, but that should have the big flat screw on the back.
    The litte "damage"could well just be discoularisation and no real damage.
    imo it will not have any concequences relating its price.
    The chips in the blade and the bad condition of the portepee makes the 525 a bit on the high side, offer him 475 dollars i would think thats a fair price for a late Eickhorn.

    Regards,
    Ger
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    I'm with Ger on the price..nice example though that is very correct and shows the lesser seen stamped mark! Kevin.

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