05-10-2015, 05:21 PM
05-10-2015 05:21 PM
05-10-2015, 06:16 PM
Been working on my crossguard reference page here is a link to the page. Tom Kendall Military Antiques-Army Crossguard Reference Of particular interest to army collectors will be these Entry’s
1) Early Generic (EG) & Late Generic (LG)
2) Eickhorn Aluminum Type-1
3) Voos High Lift – Newly discovered Type
4) WKC Type 1.5 – Newly discovered Type
5) No mention of the Wingen Type-2 & Herder Type-1 as I believe these to be a LG-B (B Generic)
The format is as follows
Line-1-Name of producer/MFG.
Line-2-Pictures of crossguards
Line-3-In house produced guards
Line-4-Other crossguards used by manufacturer in some cases with specific hand enhancement techniques attributable to listed producer.
Of course these are my observations & opinions and I look forward some feedback and discussion on this topic I will start a new thread on this and ask all comments regarding the crossguard reference be made in this thread. Tom Kendall Military Antiques - Army Crossguard Reference
06-20-2015, 02:55 PM
06-20-2015, 05:54 PM
That's a fantastic find my friend,congrats
06-21-2015, 04:56 AM
Wonderful and one of a kind so far!! Love that Early maker mark, looks to be etched very deep! Killer grip and fittings.. love the nicotine patina too. I think the scabbard bands are very initial Horster in there look (perhaps purchased from them?) but no doubt original to the piece. Man what a great and RARE find! Congrats Tom... Kevin.
06-21-2015, 05:46 PM
Thanks guys - A few of my army collector buddies noticed the different maker mark right away (Kevin & Jon). Not only is the font different but the shape of the box they are contained in is different. The early mark the box is rectangular shaped while the later is square.
Last edited by T Kendall; 06-21-2015 at 07:44 PM.
06-24-2015, 03:34 PM
What a beauty!!
Great catch Tom
06-25-2015, 02:05 AM
Congrats Tom on a rare find.
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!!
- Larry C
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06-25-2015, 04:30 AM
Glad some grandkid didn't throw the offensive thing away. Went in the right collection. Congrats Tom.
06-28-2015, 02:21 PM
Was very lucky to get this one not every day you get to buy a slant from the vet’s family let alone one of this caliber surprisingly the dagger was 2 ½ hours from my house