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Kriegsmarine dagger :E. u. F. Hörster Solingen - real or fake?

Article about: Hello folks, another dagger for inspection. I am still clueless what to look for when it comes to identifying the real deal or fakes, but thanks to this forum I am on a voyage of discovery.

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    Default Kriegsmarine dagger :E. u. F. Hörster Solingen - real or fake?

    Hello folks, another dagger for inspection. I am still clueless what to look for when it comes to identifying the real deal or fakes, but thanks to this forum I am on a voyage of discovery.
















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    Default Re: Kriegsmarine dagger :E. u. F. Hörster Solingen - real or fake?

    Hello mate,

    I'm pretty certain the dagger is a post war Spanish made fake. The scabbard is like nothing seen during the 3rd Reich era or before.

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    Default Re: Kriegsmarine dagger :E. u. F. Hörster Solingen - real or fake?

    Quote by big ned View Post
    Hello mate,

    I'm pretty certain the dagger is a post war Spanish made fake. The scabbard is like nothing seen during the 3rd Reich era or before.

    Regards, Ned.
    Thanks for the info Ned. I too thought it was very highly decorated which made me suspicious. Obviously a fake has little historical value but the workmanship and quality feel of these fakes is incredible.

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    Default Re: Kriegsmarine dagger :E. u. F. Hörster Solingen - real or fake?

    There were 'presentation' daggers which had elaborate and decorative
    scabbards, but this isn't one of them..........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Kriegsmarine dagger :E. u. F. Hörster Solingen - real or fake?

    Like stated above its a fake, the scabbard is a give away, also the grip shows lots of wear, while the crossguards and top eagle look like they are new.
    Thats a give away of an "altered" grip.
    The grip wire looks weather-beaten while the rest isnt.
    Look for those kind of things.

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