Another day and another probable fake to present for your inspection.
Please do not think I am spamming this forum with a myriad of fake German daggers. If the site admin say enough is enough I will stop posting new threads. The story behind my acquisition of these knives is basically I have an elderly friend with whom I have shared historical interests and unfortunately he has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and Valhalla is calling. Before he departs this earth he has given me his collection of knives and a large aluminium Swastika Eagle. He believed these items to all be genuine Third Reich, so far it appears only the SA dagger is the real deal. I do not have the heart to tell him he has been badly ripped-off when amassing his collection but I will make efforts to find out where he procured these items and over what time scale and hopefully others will not fall prey to con-men as my dear old friend did. But from an amateurs point of view; it must be said collecting Third Reich memorabilia is fraught with difficulties and unless the dealer from which you buy is an absolute expert and 100% reputable, you stand a good chance of ending up with a load of historically worthless junk.