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Old 11-04-2019, 01:19 PM   #1
Rich Landy
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Gents, Some time ago, i met a fellow whose Dad was an SS Officer. He had his Dads Chained SS dagger and a sword. His Dad joined the Party @ 1932. Thanks to the Forum I have obtained a copy of his entire service record. Most of his time was in the Allegemeine and transferred to Waffen in 1943. Wounded in battle in budapest. I was successful in purchasing the dagger but since the sword was an Army sword I didn't push for it. I have some photos of the sword and would like some input - the son is looking for a about $1,000. and if it is just an Army sword I don't see the value. So, I need your help to avoid a mistake on my part. Thanks

I posted the three photos I have Will work on getting more.

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Old 11-04-2019, 02:05 PM   #2
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Rich,
It looks to be a good example by Richard Herder. The value is a fraction of what the seller is asking. Perhaps the blade is engraved for him to ask that much?

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Old 11-04-2019, 02:14 PM   #3
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Unless it has the guys name on it and can be documented to him through the family it's just a common Army sword and even if it did the value would still not be worth much more. Is the knot strap dark grey or black?
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:08 PM   #4
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Hi Rich,
Please attach your photos to the WAF server so they don't disappear later.
Here is a tutorial on how to do that: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ad.php?t=30341

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Old 11-04-2019, 06:43 PM   #5
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Rich, as others have said. WAY over priced for a dovehead army sword. IMO.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:59 AM   #6
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Buy the item not the story. Worth about £400-500 in the UK at best.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:38 AM   #7
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Grozzy90,
How do you arrive at that figure without seeing the blade and scabbard? That figure is still too much even if there is a scabbard and a decent blade.

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Old 11-05-2019, 07:04 PM   #8
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Barring anything special that is not pictured, it would be about 400-550 on US dealer sites and less collector to collector. Congratulations on the dagger.
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