04-24-2014 08:09 PM
Hi Cover welcome to the forum..I will move your thread to the Luftwaffe forum..where you will get clear and precise answers. Looks ok..but as you said..missing some things. What it does represent is a 2nd Model Luftwaffe officers dagger produced beginning in 1937. Wait for other opinions. Enjoy your stay. Regards Larry
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Welcome to the forum Cover! I am very sorry to tell you that this dagger is a post war copy. You can tell by details such as the maker mark, the scabbard bands and crossguard. Here are some pictures of my Weyersberg 2nd model to compare. When you look just above the trademark, you can see a little "stickbird" with the number 5. This is typical for Weyersberg luftwaffe daggers. I have never seen an original luftwaffe dagger by Paul Weyersberg without this little control mark ("Waffenamt" stamp). You can also find this mark on luft daggers by other makers such as SMF.
Last edited by dr73; 04-26-2014 at 01:36 PM.
Thank you for your welcomes and replies.
I appreciate thats it's semi-against the rules but I'm sure any googling would lead me back here anyway; Is there any sort of market or value attached to copies?
Hi, I agree with Danny, your dagger is already well known reproduction - but despite this fact it is not so common like Chinese poor reproductions.... in true collectors community is no place for copy dagger... but maybe some reenactors can buy it from you, for this guys this is perfect item.