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#171438 05/20/2007 03:45 PM
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#171444 05/20/2007 06:20 PM
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Nice dagger , i see no problems.

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Thanks for comment.
What's the best for the dagger: clean the patina on the scabbard...or not...
SmileRegards

#171446 05/20/2007 07:18 PM
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i would leave it alone.it looks well nice as is
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#171447 05/20/2007 07:30 PM
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a nice looking dagger. i`m getting to really like the first lufts, i think i may have to acquire one in the not too distant future. Big Grin

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I would leave the patina as it is. I think a lot of the guys into collecting these look for it, should you ever decide to sell.
Also it seems to me the dents & dings show more once the piece is polished.

By the way, nice 1st Luft. Any photo's of the blade?

John

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Matarese, a fine, honest 1st Luft. with character! I like it just the way it is! Don't clean it. Regards, Leipzig


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Here's one I got a few months back. It's an early small oval Eickhorn. The grip looks to me like it came off of an aluminum model. I'm not sure if or when it was replaced, but from the minor disintegration of the leather under the pommel nut, I would guess a long time ago if it was

The blue black patina on the silver plating is what I find most attractive in these 1st models.

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Nice honest dagger Matarese. These really are lovely daggers & IMO somewhat under-valued in todays market. I wouldn`t clean this either. some daggers look good just the way they are. Flash photography always highlights the wear on the grips. I would just give it a wipe with renwax myself. Good score buddy!

John, your looks like a great piece with plenty of silver left on it! And blueboyukb I can recommend you do get one.....real class!


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Matarese, I am glad that the attitude regarding cleaning has come around to a "Hands Off" approach to cleaning with the majority of my collegues.
Your 1st Luft is beautiful! Keep it just like that. Congrats! Smile
-wagner-


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