09-30-2015 08:37 AM
Hi Sken ..welcome to the forum. Robert Herder is the logo that appears on the back of the Crossguard..and is not known to have produced Heer daggers..yet a affiliated family member Richard Herder did produce Heer daggers..and this one may have been used by Robert Herders Salesmen. I feel this is a rare find for a miniature with the Windmill logo on the guard.
Im sure the Heer Gents will be able to fill in more details on the miniature itself. Nice find. Regards Larry
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I did see that Robert herder used the windmill in his logo but because the windmill is different on my dagger and haven't seen any info on Richard herder I guessed it was unrelated also the word molitor confused me even more. The logo is so faint its making my eyes strain trying to see it under a magnifying glass, I guess it's time for an eye test. I will try and improve the picture.
Many thanks for the reply!
I managed to zoom in further to get a clearer view
I cant find a matching logo anywhere I found out abit more about the herders history but nothing regarding "molitor"??
I think this has nothing to do with a crossguard maker, what you show here is one of the standard crossguards used on mini's
You see this exact same guard used by different makers ( blade with maker logo), different distributers/ advertisers etc, all using this very type of crossguard.
IMO this is only an advertiser/Distributer mark.
I like this mini very much, its in lovely condition, congratz with your purchase!
That explains a lot, I'm new to collecting edge weapons this being my second purchase and I'm still learning loads!
I don't know where you guys find all this information thank you very much!