Whatever it is, it is full size and was used as some kind of stamp.
These are printing blocks. Images are etched onto copper
plates, which are then cut and mounted to wood blocks.
These are inserted into a frame that mounts into
a printing press.........
Thank You Steve,
I figured it was something to that affect. Any chance these are period made? Also what would have these daggers been printed on... a sales catalog?
Yes, a catalogue or some sort of printed advertising would have
been made using these blocks. It is pre-WWII, by the subject
matter - Imperial Kriegsmarine Officer dagger.........
Thanks Steve, hopefully I can get the printing block before some hillbilly makes a gun rack out of it.
Lol ! - Excellent pieces to display with any dagger collection.
Let us know how you made out with them.........!
Very interesting Corey!
Good luck and as Steve said, let us know how you make out.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Great find Corey
nice to see a period printplate of a imperial dagger!
Hi Corey cool find,, can you show us the under side of the dies,,as I used to do foil stamping and embossing a few years ago. That would say alot if there is a long history to these particular dies. Copper and brass dies are still used today along with magnesium dies...which are more widely used and inexpensive. Regards Larry
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