Hi Mat..a very nice find for sure as Fred says,.. a producer rarely encountered. I have hard time finding any SMFs in the good condition yours is in. Other than the gold paint / inlay you have a nice find .
One suck thing though I see about the scabbard is that its missing both its upper fitting screws...that leaves me to think the throat / runners may have been switched out ,,messed with..or just the screws were taken. I still like this dagger and screws can be found somewhat easily .
I like the 3pc hanger which is all original to the dagger IMO..but later on a 2nd variant type clip was added..yet within the period. Are there numbers I see on that snap clip..they look faded?? Regards Larry
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- Larry C
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09-03-2015 09:02 PM