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Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-30-2020, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
Likewise, looking like a "tune up". FP

Likewise, looking like a "tune up". FP
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-28-2020, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Frogprince
Something that I would stay far, far, far away...

Something that I would stay far, far, far away from myself for the reasons cited and others :thumbdown:thumbdown - it could appeal to some supposed collectors. A sword like this I think would fit...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-27-2020, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
No historical value with this PW fake. ...

No historical value with this PW fake. :thumbdown :thumbdown And perhaps not as much with the Waffen-SS. The SS being a complex organization, if it's the armed SS that you are interested in, you...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-25-2020, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
The Czech made rifles had a good reputation with...

The Czech made rifles had a good reputation with the Germans, the first ones in use by them came from already manufactured ex-Czech Army examples. Then Czech pattern bayonets were made under German...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-25-2020, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
If it's constructed like I think it is, it's a...

If it's constructed like I think it is, it's a later dagger made of zinc and later plated/other materials for Luftwaffe EM that is really starting to show the signs of corrosion. And not really...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-23-2020, 12:01 AM
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Posted By Frogprince
Nick, Using the limited photos that were...

Nick, Using the limited photos that were available, here is a sample of what I seem to be seeing with both daggers as regards pitting and no sign of (red, brownish, or darker) rust nodules. In hand...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-22-2020, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
I know what an unmessed with blade and etching...

I know what an unmessed with blade and etching look like for ordinary period items in good condition. But these seem to be off in comparison, and I'm seeing what seems to be residual pitting from...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-18-2020, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
They look bogus to me also. :thumbdown Posted is...

They look bogus to me also. :thumbdown Posted is a private purchase bayonet that somebody added numbers to - presumably to sell for a higher price. What's interesting I think is that he or they...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-18-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Frogprince
Congratulations!! With the research it makes for...

Congratulations!! With the research it makes for a very impressive grouping. thumbsupthumbsup FP
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-15-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,861
Posted By Frogprince
Bob, If I may, in trying to better understand...

Bob, If I may, in trying to better understand your point of view a question: If the German Police went to the effort to see to it that the circa 1936 and later standard German KS98 Police bayonets,...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-15-2020, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
Thank you for your insight on the WSP. thumbsup...

Thank you for your insight on the WSP. thumbsup thumbsup I knew (or strongly suspected) that the number was fairly small but did not have an actual number in mind. The April 1940 agreement between...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-15-2020, 12:19 AM
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Posted By Frogprince
Of the same opinion. Post #76 by a very reliable...

Of the same opinion. Post #76 by a very reliable source, Wilhelm Saris who was citing period information when he posted this:

If the "MANY" daggers were imported from Eickhorn, the lack of a TR...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-14-2020, 07:48 PM
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Views: 2,861
Posted By Frogprince
Bob, Here's one of the problems with items that...

Bob, Here's one of the problems with items that are claimed to be "original". That being that without actually looking at the examples themselves there is no basis for comparison. None. And as...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-14-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,861
Posted By Frogprince
thumbsup There is no argument from me. Zero. If...

thumbsup There is no argument from me. Zero. If there is a problem it's that it has taken many decades to correct them. This one by my estimation 55 years. FP
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-14-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,861
Posted By Frogprince
Ron, Thank you for that piece of information....

Ron, Thank you for that piece of information. thumbsup thumbsup And now the pieces of the puzzle are starting to fit together better. In his book if nothing else he provided "cover" for the...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-13-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,861
Posted By Frogprince
Bob, For starters how about those like seen on...

Bob, For starters how about those like seen on later period Navy daggers? The WSP started out with "X" number of personnel. As time went on did it shrink or expand? Fred
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-13-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,861
Posted By Frogprince
A fair assessment I think, there is no argument...

A fair assessment I think, there is no argument from me. Given the timing, I'm also wondering why there doesn't seem to be a percentage of them made using the substitute materials that were being...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-13-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 514
Posted By Frogprince
Thuringia also had the interest of gun collectors...

Thuringia also had the interest of gun collectors who sometimes referred to an area known as the "Thuringian Triangle". Home to some of best gunmakers in Germany it had an abundance of what we might...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-13-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,861
Posted By Frogprince
Excellent information thumbsup thumbsup it...

Excellent information thumbsup thumbsup it clarifies what might be a somewhat confusing sense of where to categorize these daggers. My understanding being that it was not until 1937 that an...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-11-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,043
Posted By Frogprince
Likewise in complete agreement. thumbsup Both...

Likewise in complete agreement. thumbsup Both the Prussians and later period TR era Germans were known to use captured items that were reissued for their own use. Swords, bayonets, bayonet frogs...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-11-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,043
Posted By Frogprince
Serge, Understood. :) I was thinking that it...

Serge, Understood. :) I was thinking that it looked like some of my own coat hanger wire contraptions I have made for one reason or another but not sure if it came that way or not. Fred
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-11-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,043
Posted By Frogprince
Possibly different makers using different metal...

Possibly different makers using different metal hardware components, I'm of the same opinion as Serge. The what looks to me like a twisted wire ring may be a later addition. I’m still processing...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-10-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Frogprince
From my perspective I think it's more likely a...

From my perspective I think it's more likely a Mannschaftsäbel from the TR era. Imperial era swords often made a little differently and divided up into different German states and service branches ....
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-10-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,043
Posted By Frogprince
I was wondering how that was going to work. I...

I was wondering how that was going to work. I knew that the Germans (unlike some other mounted formations) liked saddle mounting blades. But it was always swords, so congratulations to Serge...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 05-09-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Frogprince
Alex, The frog and bayonet are period. But the...

Alex, The frog and bayonet are period. But the "SS" markings are fake - the frog having the typical later "R.B. Number" markings for the Wehrmacht. A common practice for many fakers is to put...
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