02-04-2014 04:06 PM
My concern is the blackened or artificial Patina that is present on the pommel and crossguard.... Other than the details in difference we like to search for in authenticating. I'm still not liking it and one can not say these 2 parts are in mint condition due to the black patina. That would in turn mean they were period made. This would then be called parts dagger. I have not seen any period mint 2 nd Luftwaffe daggers with this dark and "Glazed costed " application. I have seen these in junk shops for $20. I would say the rest of the dagger is period.. The crossguard with the added name and pommel are recent. Regards Larry
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On the pommel and crossguard are visible traces of cleaning.
The result is lack of patina on the exposed areas.