05-07-2015 05:31 AM
It's different at least pure junk as already stated, and welcome aboard the good ship lollipop
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
Hi Karl welcome to the forum..and thankyou for posting. Too many collectors new to the hobby or a different field of study..are misled..by the adorned swastika..applieed to what is good and also pure junk..as stated above..in this case..is pure junk. The Pommel being from a 2nd Model Luftwaffe dagger and the scabbard which is missing the 2 carrying bands.
A great area of study would be within our own Luftwaffe dagger sub forum here > http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/luftwaffe/
and you will see the pommel to where it comes from on these mid to late period daggers.
A most pleasing visual attribute on these daggers and also on " Heer / Army " daggers are the grips that age in color growing darker..mostly starting from a lighter color and ending from a nice pumpkin orange to an almost deep burgundy in some cases. I feel each branch of service that these daggers were offered..has there own personal trait about them..that attracts the collector in wanting to know more about them and the history from which they came. Enjoy your stay here..and any questions please ask..we have many knowledgeable Gents here that are quite precise within their own collecting nature. Thanks for sharing. Best Regards Larry
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!!
- Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
Thanks everyone for welcoming me to WRF forum and information that helped me a lot. Nice to be in the forum!
welcome,if it dirt cheap buy it as a curio and I mean cheap cheap.
harryamb2 whats cheap cheap in your opinion ?
Hi Karl...Welcome to the Forum. Value is tough. Cheap, Cheap is $50 - $75 for the parts or what your pocket will allow you spend. I would rather just have the pommel alone by itself or maybe the scabbard but that is pretty salty as well and blade is shot. Hard to say even what dirt cheap is? Saw a nice pommel on line the other day for $95.00 so it is really what you want to use it for or value it at. The rest is not worth anything.