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#317034 03/13/2016 05:31 PM
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This was my first pick up at the SOS-2016. A friend was chatting outside the hotel with a collector/dealer that he knew and we were invited to his room to have a look at a few daggers he had for sale before the show started. The collector vet purchased this full rig from a family and while itís a common WKC itís a nice dark untouched rig with a very nice blade. The Type-1 WKC crossguard is the rounded head variation. Yes WKC had two Type-1 crossguard variations as pointed out to me some time ago by Heers68. The forehead variation (earliest) and the rounded head variation. So theoretically you can say WKC had at least 5 crossguard variations eek. Funny years ago only 3 Types were accepted as WKC in house produced crossguards. Mold variation or enhancement variation ? Personally I think its worthy of its own type/variation.

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WW2-Collector #317036 03/13/2016 05:33 PM
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Note the differences in head & wreath detail as well as the swastika but the swastika does vary when you compare multiple examples.

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Good show Tom! Saw this piece in hand and its a very nice unmessed with dagger! I had noticed these two head variations years ago on the initial WKC product but had always wondered if it was just a certain enhancer at the factory doing this or if it was an indicator of the era of the dagger.. then more recently I picked up a initial fitted WKC with a type C grip and it had the rounded or no forehead type. Started looking closer at these early non slant pieces after that and it seems quite consistent that the rounded head is later! What is your experience guys? Like to hear input on this Best, Kevin.


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