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#270945 09/17/2012 08:53 PM
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Hi I'd like to ask Your opinion on this piece. Unfortunetly I'm not an expert in this sort of weaponery (hunting I mean). I like this one but I do not want to get burnt. Please tell me if this is a legit period dagger ?

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Need a good shot of the trade mark .Have you read Houston's guide to spotting fakes at the top of this forum?Do so and you can probably answer your question yourself I did when I was looking at a post war Eickhorn one

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Hallo Gottlieb,der Forstdolch ist absolut original vor 1945.1932-1940.Er trägt den alten Hörster Stempel,ich bekam den gleichen von einem alten Forstbeamten.Das Portepee stammt nicht von diesem Dolch,es gehört zu einem Wehrmachtssäbel.Gruß,hornung

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Yes this one is O.K, this particular Horster mark was used up to 1934/35. It's a nice forestry hirschfänger, the knot is not for a hirschfänger but could be original to the piece as many guys were allowed to use a knot from previous military service.
Here is my Deutsche Jägerschaft hirschfänger with the same mark.

Very nice piece

Gary

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I like the knot. Looks like a Weimar or TR period sabre portepee. Can anyone i/d it?

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Thanks guys for Your help. One last question - how much might it be worth ?

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Around $800-$1100


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