Gebruder Heller k98 bayo
Ran across this Heller bayo on ebay with one day left on a buy it now for $79.95. Asked for better pics, but he said they were the best he could manage, asked about the numbers on the bard and he thought they were the same. So, I took a chance, knowing that these early bayo's hold their bluing real well. Figured it was a good bet as even mis-matched k98's were worth the asking price, I could always sell it if it was.
Here are the auction pics:
07-05-2014 09:59 PM
Here is what I got in the mail a couple of days later, a numbers matching 1937 Gebruder Heller with a near mint blade. The numbers on the bard were hard to read due to someone painting it over the years. I stripped the paint with acetone and find a fair amount of bluing left. I would rather have a little bluing than a lot of paint The grips are wood, as they should be, and untouched. Waffenampt 214 stamped everywhere it should be.
I really love sellers who can't take pictures, it has saved me a lot of money over the years!
Hi Jim..nice score..and a producer not seen too often. It was worth the gamble. I collect by the producer..and sometimes daggers of less quality to fill in a temporary void. To your surprise and satisfaction..the bayo turned out to be in great condition.
Matching numbers in K98 bayos in this case,, seem to trump over condition. Congrats again Regards Larry
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The maker named k98 bayo has been a hole in my collection for some time now, so I was real happy to add this one! It is really hard to find a nice conditioned makers name bayo at a reasonable price. You can buy S-codes and 3 lettered codes all day long, but all matching makers names are rare to find,in my experience, without paying alot of cash.
Yeah nice hard to find one Jim I myself haven't encountered any in the last 15 years or so or even before nice find. timothy
Excellent snag Jim. I love the bluing on that one!!!!!