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    What kind of award?

    Dear Gentlemen

    Does anybody can decipher what type of award is described here?

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated.
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    Kind regards
    Eric

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    Always looking for numbered PABs, Panzeruniforms and Panzer Soldbooks

    #2
    Hi,

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

    Uwe

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      #3
      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.
      Kind regards
      Eric

      ___________
      Always looking for numbered PABs, Panzeruniforms and Panzer Soldbooks

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        #4
        I suspect it might be something like this Reichswehr-Schutzen-Jaeger Rgt. presentation dagger.
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          #5
          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

          Uwe

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            #6
            I stand corrected.

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              #7
              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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                #8
                Originally posted by bolewts58 View Post
                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.
                Kind regards
                Eric

                ___________
                Always looking for numbered PABs, Panzeruniforms and Panzer Soldbooks

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Eric the Wiking View Post
                  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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                  Best!
                  Serg

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                    #10
                    Hi Serg,



                    That is a (the) Ehrendegen.

                    Uwe

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                      #11
                      And to complete this thread, my friend Lutz asked me to post this interesting document from his collection.
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                      Best!
                      Serg

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                        #12
                        Very nice document.

                        Is that "our friend" Lutz or another Lutz?

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                          #13
                          Heh, I was wondering why this degen is so scarce if it was awarded at least 388 times (see the number on award list).
                          Looks like I have an answer
                          Here is another one, of the same kind but with different type of engravings.
                          So it seems that only award list and degen were awarded, and all these writings were ordered by awardee on his own account, which in most cases never happened.
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                          Best!
                          Serg

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