Page 4 of 23 FirstFirst 1234567814 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 223

The Tom Kendall Heer Collection and Military Antiques

Article about: These slants Ivory grips are the holy grail for the Slant collectors, i have never seen one before, although i know i european collector who ownes one. Im very happy you shared this one with

  1. #31
    ?

    Default

    A great Collection.

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    P
    Many
     

  3. #32

    Default

    Hi Tom, ALCOSO is my favorite producer, I like his daggers and you show us very early first pattern dagger! That one is still missing in my collection, so I like it too much. Engraved family crest on crosguard is outstanding - really piece of art... Tom you are very lucky if you have dagger like that in collection.

    Thanks for showing to us, it is really pleasure to see early Alcoso dagger!

    Regards Peter

  4. #33

    Default Plumacher Heer - Pretty Birdy

    Hereís an interesting variation from Richard Plumacher. This dagger was made shortly after their initial production model that sported a slant grip and early generic Type-2 crossguard. This dagger is made from a lightweight base metal. The whole dagger exhibits plate lifting a common problem with this combination of a lightweight base metal and silver plate. While not minty for me the crossguard makes up for any anxieties caused from the condition issues. The army has an early 14 leaf pommel and a heavily enhanced Pack Type-2 crossguard that I instantly fell in love with. After the initial production slant grips you see Plumachers with these heavily chiseled guards that rival Pack & Klaas they are very seldom seen as are the early slants by this producer. The lightweight scabbard has bands that exhibit early quality the center reversed placed screw is a unique desirable variation. The blade while showing its age has a touch of crossgrain. Several producers experimented with this lightweight base metal IMO they felt the lighter dagger would be more desirable to the officer who was going to carry it all day and perhaps was cheaper to produce. This Plumacher came from a house cleaning sale in Pennsylvania and obviously lay poorly stored for many years but I am glad it survived intact. Most general collectors would pass on a dagger such as this but for the Heer specialist itís these variations that excite us and keep us interested and pursuing the hunt.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-plumacher-1.jpg 
Views:	62 
Size:	87.0 KB 
ID:	631100 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-plumacher-2.jpg 
Views:	68 
Size:	114.6 KB 
ID:	631101 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-plumacher-3.jpg 
Views:	65 
Size:	128.1 KB 
ID:	631102 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-plumacher-4.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	119.6 KB 
ID:	631103 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-plumacher-5.jpg 
Views:	50 
Size:	130.7 KB 
ID:	631104 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-plumacher-6.jpg 
Views:	58 
Size:	151.1 KB 
ID:	631105 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-plumacher-7.jpg 
Views:	56 
Size:	145.0 KB 
ID:	631106 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-plumacher-8.jpg 
Views:	48 
Size:	151.6 KB 
ID:	631107 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-plumacher-9.jpg 
Views:	78 
Size:	132.2 KB 
ID:	631108

  5. #34
    ?

    Default

    Brilliant collection!

    I have added it to the "favourites" list, not only for the obvious reasons of "reference" but also as a reference guide for my other hobby of model making.

    A big thank you from me.

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

  6. #35

    Default

    Thanks Ian! I really appreciate that

    Quote by jimpy View Post
    Brilliant collection!

    I have added it to the "favourites" list, not only for the obvious reasons of "reference" but also as a reference guide for my other hobby of model making.

    A big thank you from me.

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

  7. #36

    Default

    Thanks to some help from a few other collectors on another forum I believe this is the officer who owned the Alcoso. I suspected the dagger belonged to someone important but this exceeded my wildest expectations.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-alcoso-type1(2)-2.jpg 
Views:	72 
Size:	163.4 KB 
ID:	631117 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-alcoso-type1(2)-9.jpg 
Views:	82 
Size:	165.0 KB 
ID:	631118 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sivers-Bio.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	237.9 KB 
ID:	631119

  8. #37

    Default

    Tom,
    Having a dagger named to a RK winner is pretty impressive.
    My Heer collection consists of one very common dagger in
    average condition. So looking through your website is pure
    eye candy for me.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

  9. #38

    Default

    Super thread here honoring a close friend and hell of a guy! Tom has tought me a lot over the years and been someone I can Army dagger obsess with and he understands! This my friends in the Heer collecting community, is one of, if not the BEST and most complete early Heer dagger collections in the WORLD..at your fingertips! Thanks for this Tom and we look forward to seeing more! Kevin.

  10. #39

    Default

    Kevin thank you my friend I am very honored by your words. I am thankful to have such a great friend and confidant that loveís these army daggers as much as I do. You are certainly one guy in the field whose opinion I value and regularly ask for. I certainly have learned a few things from you over the years !

  11. #40

    Default Dancing Twins

    I was fortunate to pick up another Henckels recently. While studying the pair I noticed a few things that appear unique to Henckels. The pair mirrors each other nicely - like a set of twins. While Henckels did not make their own fittings the early examples I have seen are fitted with a Type-1 Pack crossguard just like many of the other smaller producers who out purchased fittings. What sets Henckels apart is the elaborate detail and quality of their product. They heavily enhanced their Pack crossguards each a unique miniature piece of art. I noticed a few similar enhancement techniques that appear on my two Henckels and several others I have looked at. These enhancements seem unique to the Henckels pieces. One is the detail applied to the eagles head. The punched eye - The beak enhancement and an enhancement to the right and left of the eye. The second and most interesting though is the detail work Henckels preformed to the pommels they punched perfect little circles in between the leaves in an effort to highlight the acorns. On the pommel close-up of the second example you can see this circular detail as well as the detailed area above the leaves in which a smaller circular tool was used. The first example has a poor blade while the second has a near mint blade. Any Henckels is collectible they are very scarce I have personally only seen a handful over the years they are highly prized by the Heer collector.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-henckels-1.jpg 
Views:	58 
Size:	149.6 KB 
ID:	652503 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-henckels-2.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	113.1 KB 
ID:	652502 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-henckels-3.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	126.2 KB 
ID:	652501 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-henckels-4.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	122.5 KB 
ID:	652500 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-henckels-5.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	136.6 KB 
ID:	652499 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-henckels-6.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	167.6 KB 
ID:	652498 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-henckels-7.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	138.6 KB 
ID:	652497 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	army-henckels-8.jpg 
Views:	47 
Size:	137.2 KB 
ID:	652496

Page 4 of 23 FirstFirst 1234567814 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Stewarts Military Antiques

    In Orders & Decorations of the Third Reich
    05-15-2014, 12:47 PM
  2. Important! My Military Collection

    In Collections display
    12-08-2013, 11:21 PM
  3. 06-13-2013, 08:14 PM
  4. 11-30-2012, 02:23 PM
  5. My Military Collection!

    In Collections display
    03-26-2012, 12:32 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •