Thankyou michal for posting this dagger and will be a useful resource. This is a modern repro..that lacks craftmanship and period materials used. I thought "Polend" was spelled "Poland" ?
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
YES LARRY...its POLAND
Land of Po, LaLa and dont forget... Tipsy....they do drink a lot.....gladly even while working...we see that often on their etchings..
In fact, my mistake. I've never been good at spelling . And you hit the spot about drinking.
I was just after a few beers when I changed my profile
Craig was never involved with this dagger, he just waited for John to die and added its sale to his resume.
I found this thread today
in my opinion, a late logo of ALCOSO.
how does a late logo on an early prototype?
I do not believe this dagger.
is just my opinion!
Army dagger blade with a bunch of brass Crap made into an expensive letter opener .
SS my Ass
Last weekend i was at a militaria show and met an old collector friend who plays in the high price dagger league.
He showed me a beautiful damast LW2 Krebs and after that a damast Honour Dagger of the NSKK (that one will probably end up on the cover of Wittmanns new SA book)
He also showed me a SS dagger made by a German Jeweler as a private gift to a very well known SS Officer ( who commited suicide in a Bunker in Scandinavia)
The grip lookes in appearance like the one in this thread, plain black with the same inlayed runes.
These kind of daggers are very expensive and are thruly a leap of faith as there is no provenance like photo's in wear, all i can say about them is that they are very well made one of a kind daggers.
For younger collectors and those not familiar with the story of these SS prototype daggers I attach scans of an article by Florida US gun dealer/collector John J Gabrick detailing the several prototype daggers in his personal collection. The SS prototype caused great excitement when it surfaced at a US gun show in the early 1970's and came to the attention of LTC(Ret) Thomas M Johnson, who subsequently featured this dagger in one of his early books.
Apologies for the scans not being in page order, but the page numbers can be seen and Mr Gabrick's text of his story can easily be followed.
This dagger has been talked about on this forum before I just can't find the post. I believe if memory serves me it became a beat up fest on Craig and his ethics .