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SA Dagger Info Please

Article about: My dad gave me this dagger about 40 years ago, its was in reasonable condition till my wife decided to store it in my shed which I used for breeding tropical fish. I would like to know the a

  1. #11

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    Nice early Eick. Your crossguards are AR marked internally. The serial # on the crossguard certainly adds interest but most likely untraceable.
    I would suggest you not store this around humid fish tanks. That might be the worse possible location...

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  3. #12

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    I was not happy when I found it in the shed It had been there about 3 years, the blade survived because it was well oiled.

  4. #13

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    I do not normally suggest 'monkeying around' with these, but if you
    are careful - remove the handle, sparingly apply wood/carpenters
    glue to the inner surfaces and then wrap the grip with elastic
    bands overnight - the large crack will be repaired nicely.
    Any residual glue can be wiped off with a damp cloth
    before it has set.

    The crossguard rust stains can be removed while they are off
    with some metal polish/creme and a soft cloth,
    if used sparingly as well........


  5. #14

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    I, agree with steve but you need to make sure the wood hasnt shrunk otherwise trying to push the pieces togetrher could break the wood completely ,next get a sleeping bag and put your missus in the shed for a couple of hrs and see how she likes it LOL

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    I was going to sack the wife when I discovered my dagger in such a state, but after calming down I thought who's going to cook my meals do the cleaning etc.

    I have looked at the handle without stripping it down, if I squeeze the sides where the crack is there is no movement at all, what do you think.
    Last edited by zephyr4; 12-04-2010 at 07:06 AM.

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