the person I do some work for mainly fixing ex us military vehichles showed me some swords 2 Japanese 1 of which was taken just as the officer was about to commit hari kiri it still has a long strip of cotton on it with with I was told a prayer it has a signed tang and wavy patterns down the blade. the question is about the 3rd sword which is german he said he's uncle took it from the display cabinet in a building on a hill at belsen it had the ss dagger and the complete belt with cross strap, but it is not a degen more like the standard one with 1 red eye and 1 green. I know all this can be authenticated but curious to know if the ss used these.
02-23-2014 09:25 AM
Hello, Sounds interesting you will however need to post photo's to have any real hope of getting an informed reply to your question.
I will ask next time I am there. he is not interested in them just letting them rust but as they are family pieces he wants to keep them I am trying to get the second Japanese one and a knights templar one he has but the Japanese one is very rusty and an unusual hole in the blade same size as the tang hole never seen this nut it looks period.
Hello Ire welcome to the forum.....photos would help greatly as Robin has mentioned.....better answers are found in photos. Regards Larry
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