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#272651 10/22/2012 12:03 AM
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This is the first of two SMF slant grip army daggers I picked up at the Max show. A text book SMF with typical plate lifting to the lightweight base metal they typically used. The slant grip is a nice yellow color – blade is minty. Of particular interest is the scabbard rings they are quite large compared to the other two SMF army daggers that I own.















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The second example is also a text book SMF with the unique SMF bird on the crossguard. The slant grip is a deep orange color and a remnant of the original portepee is attached. This dagger also exhibits some plate lifting to the lightweight base metal - blade is nice with some minor spotting. Now what makes this dagger really special is a fantastic family crest engraved to the top of pommel. The crest features a knight’s helmet with a horse leaping through some sort of lyre? Quite unique and I plan on trying to research the dagger.















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Great photos...Great daggers.


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Great score, Tom!

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It took me a few years finding just one! Congretulations. Both very beautiful daggers.

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Great pieces Tom, I also like those scabbard bands on the first one very much.
I never seriously sought one of these and have passed on the opportunity a couple of times
because of the light weight fittings that are often not good. Both of those have remained in
super condition and the blades are wonderful!

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Some real lookers!

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Very nice indeed and congrats! You sure can find them!

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Tom, glad you got that one.
Super piece!

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Thanks all possible with a little help from my friends smile I certainly did not think I would be leaving the max with two SMF while not rare they certainly are not common.

Originally Posted By: mrfabulous
Tom, glad you got that one.
Super piece!


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