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Hans Frank dagger?
Old 11-11-2019, 06:08 PM   #1
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There is a dagger with H.Frank signet. could it be a personal dagger of Hans Frank? What do you think about this?

Hans Michael Frank (23 May 1900 – 16 October 1946) was a German politician and lawyer who served as head of the General Government in Poland during the Second World War.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:41 PM   #2
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Looks to me like a crude fake postwar stamping.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:58 PM   #3
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Serge is correct, its horrible and the fonts look wrong IMO
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:26 AM   #4
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Or Herbert Frank? Or Heinrich Frank? Or Helmut Frank?
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:12 AM   #5
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I tend to agree with Erich and Ron, that the name on this dagger grip crossguard is likely a post-war addition, for the reason that all such personalizations were required to appear on the reverse of the piece, not on the obverse as this appears. To it's credit, of course, is that this is an SA Standard Service Dagger and Reichsleiter and Reichsminister Dr, Hans Frank was also an SA-Obergruppenführer...but he still had to obey the regs!

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Old 11-12-2019, 10:50 AM   #6
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Could it be that the upper cross guard is on backwards ?
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:37 PM   #7
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If the stamping is post war what difference does the positioning of the cross guard make?

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Old 11-12-2019, 02:16 PM   #8
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Although anything is possible in this hobby, I would tend to agree with Serge and Ron in saying that the stampings are crude in their appearance and likely postwar done to embellish a generally unremarkable dagger. Essentially they ruined an otherwise untouched item.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:22 AM   #9
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It could have been done by the vet named H. Frank who captured it. I just don't see anybody going to the effort of stamping Hans Frank on an SA dagger. Ernst Rohm or Viktor Lutze maybe.....Hans Frank no.

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