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Unmarked 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe
Old 10-11-2018, 07:22 PM   #1
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Wondering a couple of things about this one:

1.) Any idea on the maker? The blade is unmarked.
2.) The cross-guard has an unusual "defect" that I have never seen on one of these before: the swastika is machined or cast lower (or "thinner) below the claws of the eagle. In the photos it shows up as the grey line across the swastika.

Also, any idea what the white residue on the pommel and eagle might be? I would really like to clean it off, as it seems removable, but don't want to damage any of the rest of the finish.

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Old 10-12-2018, 12:19 AM   #2
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IMO original 2. model Luftwaffe dagger with WKC generic style fittings.


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Thanks, Schlange; have you ever seen the "thin-cast" swastika before? And any idea what the white residue may be, or how to safely clean the fittings (which are the only parts affected by it, apparently)? I was thinking maybe isopropyl alcohol with a soft toothbrush, to get into the detail...
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If you wanna keep same value of dagger and save history item - leave these dagger in same untouched condition.


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Old 10-12-2018, 06:19 AM   #5
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Polishing and such I can see being potentially detrimental, but cleaning off external crud, without affecting the finish, shouldn't really be considered affecting the "history" of the item. Indeed, the history is better preserved if the debris is removed and the true detail of the dagger made visible.
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