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#277665 01/31/2013 05:31 PM
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Just got this dagger yesterday and was checking out the grip and looks to have been repaired? I have circled the area that looks to have been fixed. I would like some expert opinions on this. There is a gap between the eagle and the wood and the other side is a tight fit and that is why I think it has been fixed?
Rod
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SSman #277667 01/31/2013 05:39 PM
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Rod,

I will start out by saying I'm no expert but I will agree with you, from the pictures it does look like a repair. I'm curious, what is the maker?

Rich


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Pitbull63 #277676 01/31/2013 08:39 PM
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Thanks for your opinion Rich. The maker is justinuswerks.
Rod

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Hi Rod its ashame it had to happen to an early SA. My thoughts would be the same as the grip looks like it had a failed attempt to fill in what damage there was on the grip,, but was not quite completed all the way. This terribly underscores the value of this dagger. There have been some examples with shrinkage and minor gapping around the talons and upper wreath area,,and sometimes chipping in those tight sharp cornered areas.... but not on the scale as this one. The grip is a nice early period type wood.
The craftmanship on these early makers are nothing short of the best quality. IMO I would pass on this one as this dagger is not consistent on what is commonly seen with early SA makers and not collectable in its present condition for the serious SA collector.
Vern on the forum here does some excellent quality woodwork repair and specializes on these type of grips,,if your serious in keeping this maker as his work will show no signs of repair once its completed. Regards Larry


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Larry C #277696 02/01/2013 04:35 PM
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The dagger is going back to the guy I got it from. I sent him these pics and he agreed that it looks to have repaired! I have dealt with this guy many of times and he is a very honest guy so it will be on its way back today or Monday.
Rod

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I would agree a obvious repair .


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