01-07-2016 07:03 PM
The blade appears to be way "over cooked", friend. That immediately drags everything else down on the entire dagger, regardless.
It is real. But as JR has said the blade may have been over cleaned.
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You mean highly polished by someone or?
I'm not sure about the blade, the first set of pics was way overlit and the handle fitting glowed like they'd just been polished, but in the second batch of pics, the fitting in fact look quite dull and I can see a decent amount of crossgraining, so I'm thinking it might be ok?
I'll try to get a couple new pics of the blade. Like I said, earlier pics of the handle and fittings looked ten times shinier than the last set.
In this one pic from the second less overlit series, I can see decent crossgraining as well as sliding marks from going in the scabbard, which led me to believe that it was not as overpolished as it looked in the first set of pics.
Dumb question here, but why do some SA daggers have the Alles Fur Deutschland inscription all in black? Where they all originally in black, were the letters filled in with paint?
It has also blade eating cancer. not related to finger prints sunk into the steel by mishandling..but something within the steel that seems to surface having something to do with Moisture. Below is a photo of a metamorphosis that happened within a months time. I can not explain why this happens..but this type of degradation moves quickly if not attended to or forgotten. The end result..pock marks in the steel.
One of the main reasons why stress to check our blades regularly and the environment they reside in.
The blade above comes from a not so encountered SA producer WKC. The blades that this producer had were retreads per `se coming from past Rohm Inscripition blades and an applied WKC Knights head logo.
I only address the cancer issue as it can strike any producer at any given time. Simi chrome will remove that blackening and stop the cancer..but the pock marks seen above will already have been laid into the steel....and will not get any larger once removed.
Other than that..the blade on the Carl Heidelburg does have some present graining left..yet appears to be over cleaned. Regards Larry
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The mottos were etched on. As said, it appears that
this blade has been rather heavily cleaned - which
has removed the darkening from the etching
process - likely to remove most of the
spider web rust.
It is what it is - condition is not all bad. Some people
think though, that they have hit the jackpot with
their super rare trophy, but the blade condition
affects the value. If you like it, I hope you
get it for a respectable price.........