01-10-2014 02:16 PM
What a great find Ger! Difficult to find, and almost impossible to find in great condition.
You are absolutely right, blades on these always seem to be dull. Peter is a very lucky man to eventually add it to his collection.
I second what Wolfgang has to say. An excellent dagger with such nice colouring.. & the belt buckle is worth a mention too that is very nice.. I wouldn't mind that on my WW1 shelf... Cheers Terry.
A very tough early maker to find. I had an exact match to this one years ago and sold it. I regret it to this day.
Top draw addition to any collection. I like it very much.
Ger, that's a beauty! Peter is very Lucky to be able to add this one to his collection Nice to see that the scabbard of this piece is exactly the same as the one on my Christianswerk army.
What a great dagger Ger ! I love the grip especially
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...
Hey Ger.... the hand enhancing...is phenomenal especially in the grip eagle feathering. Congrats on a rare find,,and congrats to Peter also.
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!!
- Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
Well what can I say, I love slants, Rare indeed, And going to a good home to someone who has a passion for Heer daggers Thanks for sharing.
Thank you all Gents for the nice words
Its indeed a lovely dagger, and compared to the later Heer daggers these are the special ones that realy can be the highlite in a collection.
I think the early Slants are the true highlites in Heer daggers because they are all a bit different: different enhancement of Eagle, pommel or scabbard bands, that makes them unique.
Voos etched and Ivory grips, and Damascus blades are exceptional and not accessable for every collector, being so expensive....... but these early Slants will do great for being a highlite in any collection