01-21-2014 08:47 PM
In fairness to the O.P in the past the above request was made to those who knew the item they were posting was complete crap, and were only doing it for laughs. In this case it appears he genuinely didn't know whether the item was authentic or not and was only looking for some help. I see no fault in that.
by Gunny Hartmann
As for the dagger, it's obviously a post-war produced item. The "made in Germany" marking is always a dead giveaway, as well many other aspects. Crites, considering you didn't know this I'd suggest you stay far away from eBay at least until you gain some more knowledge and experience. eBay is a place filled with mainly fakes to fool the novice collector such as yourself. Good luck sir in your search for authentic items.
thats what i kept thinking when i saw my title :P
Glenn what is an original untouched one worth (just curious)
Yeah the only things i ever get off ebay is usually British and commonwealth stuff (since no one seems to fake it...much) as for the dagger it self i was just confirming my suspicions
You could spend $300-$600, depending on condition and maker.
I have purchased some very nice, original items off Ebay
and I still go there from time to time. There can be
some good deals had if you know what you
I look for U.S. uniform items. While most aren't faked, I find quite a bit are fudged with. I guess slapping a badge or a couple ribbons are worth up-charging an extra $50+.
It never ceases to amaze me what some unscrupulous dealers will fake or mess with.
[QUOTE=Walkwolf;1094771]You could spend $300-$600, depending on condition and maker.
for an Hj knife or for the German Boy Scout "Fahrtenmesser" ?
Boy scout knife: $30-$60.........
And the information gained on the forum priceless .
Regards Mark K
Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.
Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!