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Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum Today, 11:16 PM
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How close would you have to be to see any...

How close would you have to be to see any differnce in the length of a dagger handle that somebody was wearing? The difference in length a very minor one, the German Army (and Luftwaffe/other)...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum Today, 11:00 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
That would be my guess also, if taken apart, I...

That would be my guess also, if taken apart, I imagine that we would only see zinc. FP
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 09-18-2019, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Frogprince
Having seen over time a number of different model...

Having seen over time a number of different model Russian sabers that had markings that I could not interpret I'm very appreciative of the effort made to provide a frame of reference for this...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 09-12-2019, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
BTW: Although they are fairly scarce, I believe...

BTW: Although they are fairly scarce, I believe that Klaas is also known for making daggers with wooden grips that are painted white. The wood grips sometimes seeming to retain the paint better...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 09-11-2019, 09:30 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
Something that has been discussed for years...

Something that has been discussed for years sometimes at great length on different forums - some of high points were: 1) no period regulations for black colored grips 2) no period documentation of...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 09-11-2019, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Frogprince
Something I've seen with some other specimens,...

Something I've seen with some other specimens, the twisting damage to the grip wire where it goes right next to the pommel could have been from where and when the dagger was taken apart to polish the...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 09-11-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Frogprince
Like Andy, I also think that as a present/gift of...

Like Andy, I also think that as a present/gift of some kind that is a very good possibility. The type of blade in at least some period catalogs I believe is called an "englische Steckenrück". That...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 09-10-2019, 02:35 AM
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Views: 362
Posted By Frogprince
An interesting saber, thumbsup his last book was...

An interesting saber, thumbsup his last book was a much needed effort for which I am grateful to those who wrote and published it completing the work started by the late Anthony Carter. ...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 09-09-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By Frogprince
Both scenarios are true. A friend and somebody...

Both scenarios are true. A friend and somebody I had worked with was a U.S. Army Medevac pilot in Vietnam that only came back with his memories. So I found him a period Chinese made rifle and...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 09-07-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Frogprince
Well said.thumbsupthumbsup The best of course is...

Well said.thumbsupthumbsup The best of course is 'in hand' but that's something you can't do via the Internet. Really good photos in good lighting the next best alternative. FP
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 09-05-2019, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Frogprince
While the lighting/background could be affecting...

While the lighting/background could be affecting my sense of this dagger a little, it appears to be most likely a (post nickel silver) later example of a third manufacturing generation M1936. FP
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-30-2019, 01:15 AM
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Views: 2,699
Posted By Frogprince
Russ, Very interesting. thumbsup A ittle...

Russ, Very interesting. thumbsup A ittle outside of my own areas of interest, I know that as an example postwar conversions to fake TR swords for the Luftwaffe and Navy from postwar swords has...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,699
Posted By Frogprince
Yes - Kudos to johan1945 for his comparison...

Yes - Kudos to johan1945 for his comparison photos that really helped in making the evaluations. thumbsup They also showed that a more commonly seen faking technique was not used here that being...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-29-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,699
Posted By Frogprince
The actual purpose of what I posted earlier was...

The actual purpose of what I posted earlier was to highlight some additional facts arguing against the legitimacy of the sword as contrasted with the myth that Dale Ellis did a good job of...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-28-2019, 03:42 PM
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Views: 2,699
Posted By Frogprince
As a matter of historical record, the 7th SS...

As a matter of historical record, the 7th SS Freiwilligen Division “Prinz Eugen” was not really fully formed until October of 1942 after receiving its title in April of that year. Many of its...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-28-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,699
Posted By Frogprince
During my time on the forums I've seen all sorts...

During my time on the forums I've seen all sorts of supposed "SS" sabers that fakers created using multiple different processes. Ranging from period zinc hilted sabers that used a commercial craft...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-28-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Frogprince
I heard the same kinds of stories years ago and...

I heard the same kinds of stories years ago and more to include a supposed association with the unit of that name. Something that I think inspired a lot of “creativity” by some dealers/collectors...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-28-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,699
Posted By Frogprince
I'm sorry, but to me it looks like some postwar...

I'm sorry, but to me it looks like some postwar re-manufacturing has taken place, and it would not be one for my own collection. FP
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-23-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Frogprince
A result of the limitations of the plastics of...

A result of the limitations of the plastics of that period, the light colored cast phenolic resins did not react that well to the ultraviolet spectrum. A common test of different formulations was to...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-22-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Frogprince
Very much in agreement with Bob, the latest photo...

Very much in agreement with Bob, the latest photo confirmed earlier negative opinions. FP
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-22-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By Frogprince
I saw that also, and looking closer what I found...

I saw that also, and looking closer what I found maybe even more interesting were the elongated eye sockets that tended to expose more of the backsides of the eyes than I am used to seeing. But I'm...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-21-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By Frogprince
It may be brass, but in the images I can't see...

It may be brass, but in the images I can't see any traces that would indicate that. So for me it would be a trip to some sunlight to get a better look. Nickel silver (a high ratio of copper based...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-20-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 960
Posted By Frogprince
While the saber in the images has an overall...

While the saber in the images has an overall frosted silver appearance, in a couple of places it seems to have worn off (like the nose) possibly exposing a duller silverish color base metal. Earlier...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-19-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Frogprince
I have no doubt that the scabbard has been...

I have no doubt that the scabbard has been repainted, is that silver paint over brass that I am seeing??? About 10 years ago I saw a saber from Eickhorn that I thought was OK but this is not that...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 08-19-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Frogprince
It looks to me also like it's a TR period...

It looks to me also like it's a TR period example, and one of the government purchased types. FP
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