Navy dagger 2nd pattern scabbard question
I am having trouble finding information about the 2nd pattern scabbard base metal.
I just purchased a Holler navy dagger w/portepee and orange handle and the scabbard is the second pattern with wear that has a great patina. But I do not know if the base metal is copper or a percentage. Can anyone shed any light on the matter.
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03-20-2016 12:48 AM
The base metal is brass.
Beautiful piece you are showing there Oleg! I would love to see more of it.
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Most navy scabbards are made of brass but late in the war some companies (Alcoso/Eickhorn) made some out of steel, also some hilt parts late on were made of pot metal. Sometimes so called rainbow patina can have a copper colour to it.
Last edited by Tomaz; 03-21-2016 at 01:02 PM.