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Recent pickup an early Paul Weyersberg army. Dagger has a beautiful nickel plated blade. Portepee is original to the dagger. The dagger has all the features you want to see on an early Weyersberg beautifully detailed sleepy eye type-1 crossguard with a crude personalization scratched on the rear - Scabbard flaw/line - Has the flat head screws you see on many of the Weyersbergs-Internally numbered only on the grip #366















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Nice sleepy look about it.

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Tom,
She is a beauty and a great example. Perfect in every way. I have copied and pasted the info from my webby on Paul Weyersburg 1st's because I think this dagger was made for the description >

( Weyersburg 1st ) Shortly on or just after dagger number 300, the company ceased the numbering of parts on individual German Army daggers and introduced a new unique cross-guard variation ( Weyersburg 1st ), which was based on the earlier WKC base cross-guard. I suspect that this offering would have happened towards the end of 1935 due to the continued use of hand enhancing and the fact that they are found with both slant and non slant grips. All daggers bearing this slightly later configuration of Weyersburg produced parts should have plated blades and the trademark positioned closer to the cross-guard. Other traits observed on this Paul Weyersburg produced German army dagger includes a change to the scabbard side screws with a move away from the previous flat head variety, to a wood type screw. Also many wreath / swastikas on the cross-guard will show a fine stippling effect to the background which is unique to this firm. The eagle has a more rounded head to the bird than a standard WKC 1st with the addition of a large oversized sleepy eye which became consistent on the remainder of production. At this stage of manufacture all of the blades should still retain a tapered tang.

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WW2,

Top shelf Weyersberg on all accounts.

Very nice.

Rich


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What a beautiful dagger! Thanks for showing.

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Fantastic specimen!

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Boy, that is a real sweet piece Tom!! I know you have to be happy with this one, I sure would be. Look at the hand work to the wreath around the swaz!! The patina along with the worn and welded in place port really give this baby a satisfying look! Congrats!! Kevin.


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Jon your information as usual is impressively correct as you know I reference your Web-Site on a regular basis. Kevin I was very pleased with this example been on the hunt a while for a nice Weyersberg and this one held no disappointments for me. Many thanks for the comments gentleman.


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Tom,
you can't get better than this specimen. It is correct and beautiful in all aspect.
Absolutely textbook: flat head screws, VERY sleepy eye crossguard eagle, numbered grip, plated blade - I am glad you found this beauty.
I know you are happy with it - congratulation my friend!

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Janos thank you my friend I thought of you when I received the dagger Weyersberg really made a quality army. I feel lucky I found this one before it went to Hungary!!


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