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As I continue to attempt to complete my heer dagger crossguard collection I am working on the more common examples having been fortunate to acquire the harder to find examples. I have been looking for years for an Alcoso type-3 for my collection and found this example to fill the slot. The crossguard and pommel are a lightweight base metal which generally did not hold a silver plate well. This is the case with this example but the crossguard has good detail which can be hard to find on this Type-3 and a beautiful personalization to Dr. Scholtz Zahnarzt (Dentist) while likely not researchable it adds interest to the piece. The pommel and scabbard are typical Alcoso The pommel being one of the best looking non enhanced varieties of the period and the scabbard has the double flat head screws you typically see on the Alcoso product with some nice hand detail. You rarely if ever see hand work to this style of pommel and crossguard they are detailed enough that it seems Alcoso felt they didnít need the hand enhancement certainly this saved them precious time in the assembly & fitting process. Fortunately the blade is very nice and has the second variation maker mark the dagger was likely produced somewhere between 1936-1937















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Congrats, Tom.

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Beautiful dagger Tom and another Dr. to your collection,congrats

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Tom, Great looking mid period Alcoso. Looks like a really nice blade and pleasing grip. The personalization is really something special! Love that Germanic font! Neat to see the very typical trait seen on these type three Alcoso's where the ferrule sticks out a touch proud of the cross guard, looks like this one actually was very slightly dinged where it stuck out..cant tell you how many I have owned and seen like this. Congrats! Kevin.


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really wonderful..i'd like to find a similar personalization..i'm a dentist too:))

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Hi Tom,

Another top addition to your collection, really like the personalisation also

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Rhidian

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Nice dagger! I should know, I bought it a few years ago from bill Shea , I'm a dentist as well. Funny how these things travel around the country from dealer to collector to collector.

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Thanks Guys I thought this dagger was pretty cool - It is interesting some of the travels these artifacts make round the world and back. After all we are all temporary custodians at some point all these artifacts will have new owners eek


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Very beautiful hand engraving. I love when you can see the tooling marks down in the grooves. Very special dagger you have there Tom smile

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Eric thank you sir ! Its a one looker IMO


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