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#231174 10/26/2010 12:56 PM
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Just talked to guy who told me that when he was rebulding stairs in a old german house not far from Berlin on the Polish side, he found a SS dagger wrapped in a rag, he said when he took it out from the scabbard it was full of grease or oil.Guys iam going there right now to pick it up ,, 9 hour drive wish me luck...

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Sounds very interesting. Keep us informed!
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Sure sounds like an exciting trip to me, good luck.

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Half way there:-)

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Good luck to you.

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wow good luck! I bet most of what's to be found over there is in a situation just like this.

Adam Kirchen #231214 10/26/2010 10:13 PM
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Good luck mate !! Hopefully you make a great score !!
Keep us posted, Håkan

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Latest news. On my way back home with my friends , the meeting went down in the towns local bar. The light in there was terrible. Good i had my head light with me. We sat down and the guy picked up the dagger.my friend examined the scabbard and I the dagger....5 min break i have to stop and buy something to drink:-) good iam not the driver

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Cool can't wait to see the photos, well done


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seany #231224 10/26/2010 11:46 PM
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9 hours drive m8? Was it in Szczecin. Sounds like nice score. Was it the early one?

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Iam back .. :-) after a moment of hand inspection.me and my friend looked at each other . The verdict 1000% original. Pay the man before he changes his mind. The outcome is ... a beautiful untouched early dagger maker mark 121/34 with a vertical hanger marked 55/34 . Pictures coming soon,

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I forgot to ad..... the blade has 100% crossgrain :-)

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I love stories like this ( out of the woodwork treasure find) and to find it in a building that was there since the war makes it even more intriguing. Looking forward to the photos. Best Larry


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Larry C #231283 10/27/2010 06:00 PM
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Come on man put the picures !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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give a moment :-) working on it:-) :-)

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working on it,... hold on

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sorry for the bad pictures,, i will take some more in daylight,,

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more pics

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zoza #231299 10/27/2010 09:22 PM
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and more

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zoza #231301 10/27/2010 09:31 PM
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TEXTBOOK - congratulations !!!!

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thanks Gottlieb

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last three pics with some crossgrain.

i think it was worth the drive, now i just have to open the dagger and clean it , and i think of re-painting the scabbard black,, grin grin grin

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Leave it as it is. Do not clean it. What do You want to remove - patina ???

Repainting scabbard black is in my opinion "must to do job" :-)

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good one-i love to hear stories about stuff that comes out of the woodwork. nice dagger,worth the trip.thanks paul

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Great score congratulations! Oh and I hope that repainting thing was European humor. shocked Because it looks beautiful to me...

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If this were mine I rub the scabbard with a good quality past wax. This should remove the surface rust and crud without disturbing the finish since the wax isn't abrasive. Re-finishing something should IMO always be a last resort.
Jim

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Well worth the drive well done


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Guys... Thank you all for your comments, iam really happy with this dagger, i am leaving this one as found, but the advice with that wax paste is something to think about, Jim m do you have a name for that product?

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zoza:
The paste wax products we use here or Butchers or Johnsons Paste Wax or the old Simoniz Car Wax. I don't know a product to recommend for you in Europe but you could check with a cabinet maker or hardware store in your area.
Perhaps there's a European member here that can recommend a specific product.
Jim

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Congratulations! Now that's truely out of the wood work!

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Great, honest looking weapon, congrats !


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Thank you guys , Working on the daylight pics....

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hmm seem to have a minor problem.. can somebody help me to post a couple of pictures?

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JACKPOT!!!Really sweet find!! It would be interesting to know about the building it was found in,, if it was the SS mans home or a hiding place for his dagger. Beautiful and untouched....Congrats,, on a find that we all can only wish for in a condition that yours is in. Best Regards larry


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Fantastic…. What a find, nice one.

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Nice dagger. Wow, an eight hour drive there and back again, I hope the price was right! I find the location of the verticle hanger very interesting in that the strap goes across the grip, and looks like it was cut down.


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Thanks guys for all your comments..
here are some pictures..

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