i need some dagger experts to chime in on this one. I included as many detailed photos as I could, covering the key areas of concern. This is a transitional Eickhorn with the rat tail logo (only produced in 1939 I believe)...and I have some possible issues.
Yes, I know the dagger is sheathed incorrectly...
1. The fit and finish. I understand the wood grip can shrink and produce gaps at the crossguards, but these gaps look a little too much to me. There is fair uniformity to the gaps and this being an RZM model perhaps this is normal?
2. The crossguard cuts. These don't look deep and hand finshed.
3. The blade shoulders fit nicely to the crossguard and the crossguard is cut out perfectly to fit the blade.
Anything about this look off or set off warning bells?