09-25-2013 03:22 PM
Hello Cor..welcome to the forum...yes this producers logo exists..but a rare one to find. Below is Ralfs translation
"There has been something, but very rarely. Since the etching stencil was placed incorrectly. Very curious piece." Ralf Siegert
On your SA Dagger at the top marked with a Gruppe mark OST..which is also a rare gruppe mark to find...shows typical pimpling in the motto as i have brought the photo to this thread as it is from the same dagger pictured above in the 1st position. ( shown below ) The pimpling is caused by impurites in the steel during the forge process..which surfaces after the etch is applied. The OST marked dagger is Authentic early SA. A nice dagger to have for the SA type collector.......
The SA dagger with the BO gruppe mark shows or what appears to be a Aluminum type crossguard,,,which are not rarely encountered but still period. Ralf must have his reasons to comment on this dagger as the logo may seem a little off to him. For the BO gruppe marked dagger...more photos of the dagger would put any doubt to rest..or expose a repro. Regards Larry
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!!
- Larry C
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Thanks Larry for your quick and comprehensive response.
And Yes Ger, this dagger I've put it on MP but have changed my mind about the sale after the respons from Ralf. I collect mostly Antique American firearms but also get interest in these daggers. This is my first one.
saw you had the dagger for sale at Egun.
Pity you didnt put it here on Warrelics for sale.
We have a Classifieds section, (on top of the the site visible) where you can put your items for sale.
You only need to be a Member, thats only $ 25-- dollar a year, almost for free
Would be great for the Warrelics members to have the first shot at it!
Sorry Ger, I didn't kwow this forum have a Classifieds section. Yes, the dagger is on his way to Hungary because he must make place for a SS dagger (soon I hope) . I'll let you know whent it's in with pic's and story. The (famous) collector is thinking about it.