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What kind of award?
Old 01-14-2019, 02:56 PM   #1
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Does anybody can decipher what type of award is described here?

Thanks for your help, much appreciated.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:27 PM   #2
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Hi,

Ehrendegen durch Div.Tagesbefehl ... v. 2.12.19 für Verdienste im Grenzschutz verliehen. Inschrift "Ostmark 1919."

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Old 01-15-2019, 09:49 AM   #3
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Thank you very much Uwe for your answer.

Do you have a picture of such a dagger? For me, it is completely unknown what kind of dagger it could be.
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:12 AM   #4
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I suspect it might be something like this Reichswehr-Schutzen-Jaeger Rgt. presentation dagger.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:18 PM   #5
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Hi,

a "Degen" is not a dagger, it is called Épée (or "small sword").

These weapons, as examples, are "Degen":
http://www.deutsches-blankwaffenforu...Katalog/32.JPG

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I stand corrected.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:42 AM   #7
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An 'honor' epee seems a strange award for a Freikorps fighter. So, he most likely was in the regular army as the Reichswehr was heavily involved in border defense.
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An 'honor' epee seems a strange award for a Freikorps fighter. So, he most likely was in the regular army as the Reichswehr was heavily involved in border defense.
Maybe this helps:
The soldier served in the Reserve Infantry Regiment 211, which in the file was also called the Volunteer Regiment "Fischer". So obviously a regular regiment, which fought within the Freikorps.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:40 AM   #9
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Thank you very much Uwe for your answer.

Do you have a picture of such a dagger? For me, it is completely unknown what kind of dagger it could be.
Hmmmm...
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:40 PM   #10
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Hi Serg,



That is a (the) Ehrendegen.

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