its a fake one.
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
Really bad, it looks like someone attacked it with acid.The detail is wrong, swords are bad and most importantly no content and maker marks.
ukraina or baltic fake
It shouldn't be silvered--it is supposed to be marked and solid silver.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
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There's a stall on Northwich market which has a display case full of this fake crap, and all of them have a furry 'rust' on them - even the 'genuine' daggers!
Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.
This cross is not even close to the real thing.