Oh god.. Why?
Oh god.. Why?
Looks like its been sleeping under water.
wildly denazified...like scratching the "Gioconda"...
that's had a bad life.
Original though guys, and that top nut looks unturned for a nice change.
Left for dead..sad to see this...this was purposely abused. I bet those guards are internally marked E. W.
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The crossguard to blade fit is really bad?
I presume the grips shrank. matty
If everything belongs together, even though it has a very hard life, I still like it.
There is something about very rare items in abused condition that I like. Odd.
Best regards, Patrick
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
It would be interesting to see what a restorer could do with this dagger - I recall the recentish thread on here showing a German sword restored to fine order. Although I like patina, this is something which looks like it has endured sustained abuse and deserves better. Leaving it like this would be akin to leaving a Vincent or Velocette motorcycle in a vandalised condition. Pity about the engraving on the blade, nothing can ever bring that back, well at least not the original engraving.