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Robt Klaas 2nd Luft Dagger at pawn shop
Old 08-09-2017, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Robt Klaas 2nd Luft Dagger at pawn shop

My local pawn shop has this dagger that has been sitting there for a year and not moving. They started at $500 and now marked it down to $100. It is probably real but the major problem is the nice orange handle has so many cracks i'm afraid it may fall apart. Should I bother with it, and can it be somehow glued to prevent it from destruction?

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Old 08-09-2017, 08:56 PM   #2
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There really is no way to conserve the cracked grip, outside of replacing it. You might be able to sell it for parts & make some money off it but we'd only know if you can post a picture or two for reference.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:19 AM   #3
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There really is no way to conserve the cracked grip, outside of replacing it. You might be able to sell it for parts & make some money off it but we'd only know if you can post a picture or two for reference.
I agree with Billy. But at a 100 you cannot go wrong even with a broken grip. (if the dagger is real)
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:41 AM   #4
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if it is real, i would snatch their hand off at a hundred!.
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:39 PM   #5
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If its real buy it, spend 100 bucks on a perfect replacement grip, and you have a 500 dollar blade for 200 no one will ever even know has a replacement handle!
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:54 PM   #6
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If its real buy it, spend 100 bucks on a perfect replacement grip, and you have a 500 dollar blade for 200 no one will ever even know has a replacement handle!
Agreed, you can't go wrong at that price.
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Got it.
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So I picked it up for a whopping $98. Bought a white grip on ebay and rewired it myself with aluminum wire from Johnson's site. Looks amazing. The oaks and acorns on the top of the crossbar are some of the nicest I have seen. This is my first purchased edged weapon, have been strictly an iron cross guy for years. I do have two other inherited weapons, a Gustav Spitzer dress bayonette my uncle brought back from the ETO, and a USN Mark I that my other uncle who was in UDT13 carried with him onto the rocks at Iwo Jima the night before the invation. This dagger will look good with that company.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:14 AM   #8
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Sounds good! One thing to be careful about buying grips and wire from Johnson or any dealer is to make sure the parts you get from them are compatible with the maker of your dagger. For instance the grip wire Johnson used to sell was the springy type instead of the twisted wire normally found on Robert Klass daggers.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:12 PM   #9
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I believe Klaas typically used a very thin twisted grip wire. Can you post some pics of your dagger?
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:56 PM   #10
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I believe Klaas typically used a very thin twisted grip wire. Can you post some pics of your dagger?
You are 100% correct. So if you want to do it right you can't use normal gripwire.

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Old 09-27-2017, 07:59 AM   #11
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Wow, you guys really know your daggers. The original grip has a solid twisted wire, but I was afraid if I removed it the grip would fall apart, so its still on it. I will have to keep looking for a Klaas style grip. Question, did grips all start out white and fade to orange, or could they get orange grips new? As for pictures, how do you get access to post them? Where do I pay to join?
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:22 AM   #12
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Can't you use the old wire? Is the new grip with wooden base?

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