Thank you to all for input and advice. I had found limited information on this dagger. It does not have a scabbard, all I have is the dagger. By cleaning, I meant that I used a liquid metal polish and soft cloth on the blade. That would be considered maintenance, in my mind. I have no pretensions that this is a collectible but rather an interesting piece from history. Originally I did attempt to post in the Daggers forum and somehow got in the Luftwaffe subforum.
I just noticed my heading was changed to Heer dagger. Thanks.
09-17-2013 12:09 PM
by using a metal polisher you remove the original factory cross grain.
That is taking away one of the most desirable features of a dagger.
A dagger is valued alot by its blade, having no cross grain left makes it a non collectable dagger for a lot of collecters and would surely affects its price in a very negative way.
Certainly a liquid polisher is not maintenance desired by collectors.
Funny this post flipped between forums
i agree that if the blade is that bad by grey spotting or pitting, then a Chrome polisher will indeed do no harm and would give it a more atractive look!
Honest mistake as I posted stuff in the wrong forum at times... But your Heer dagger was moved to the main forum
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