Article about: Hi all..i saw this dagger what appears to a be a very attractive naval dirk with ivory handle and hammered scabbard made by Hoerster. i know that Hoerster produced many naval daggers after t
I don't see anything wrong with this dagger. It has a very desireable ivory grip in great condition. Personally I don't think the blade had been cleaned because the etch is in very good shape. I think it's more likely that the Hörster trademark wasn't stamped very deep. I've seen this on other Hörster navies too.
Hi Danny , it is a great looking example . My cautious assessment of the blade condition was made based on the first four pics posted , especially photo no. 4 , the head on pic of the MM , where i was also looking at the condition of the steel all around that area , not just the worn MM . The etch condition in those first three pics doesn't look overly impressive either but could well be a trick of the light or the angle the pics were taken from that are not showing this lovely piece at her best . Either way , she's a beautiful piece of history .
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