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Early M 36 with B 1 chain

Article about: I would like to show you another M 36 in extraordinary and complette untouched condition, which belongs to a small ss-grouping of a former Sturmbannführer. It's a textbook dagger with a rare

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    Although the hardware is the same type of Nickel alloy used between Type A ( with Septum ) and type B1 ( without septum ) ..the pebbling between the 2 differ greatly, where as the Type A pebbling was more shallow..which the burnishings life expectancy was shorter than the type B1. Below is collector JRMedas analysis of the Type A...aka Type III

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    The downfall of the Type III or what ever collectors wish to term the "septum" chains, is that the pebbling in the back ground of the links, was not all that well pronounced. This is the reason that these Type III's, didn't retain the burnishing that you normally see with later style chains. And most likely the reason that this particular chain was discontinued, shortly after its inception. As you've mentioned, the chain and burnishing on the Altner dagger, is something else. Especially to have stood up in condition that you see it here.
    Chain Dagger of SS General, Brigadefuhrer Georg Altner."

    Ralf Siegert has time lined the the 4 Types for easier comprehension according to material usage corresponding to the production year used. Regards Larry
    Last edited by Larry C; 10-13-2014 at 11:55 AM.
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