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Hi
One of our forum members was very helpful and give me an oportunity to buy strange polish dagger.It looks odd but in my opinion there is a chance to be real period item. The whole dagger is made of brass with rest of silver gilding .Part of crosguard looks to be replacement but without disasembling hard to say it.Anyway Im posting pics of dagger and pics to compare to standart dagger Borowski made and unknown maker dagger found in Lwów under the floor.TB

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Hi Ted,
I'm glad the dagger arrived safely! wink
The dagger looks much better on your photos than I saw from the seller.
Interesting piece for sure! I am curious what your Polish collector friends will think about it.

Best regards,
Janos

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Ted, Jim,

What do you think about this dagger on Ebay?

POLISH AIR FORCE

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A. Mann Daggers are very distinct in their construction. I have located photos of an original.

As I recall the grip should be ivory (not bone). Ted can correct me if I am wrong.
Anyway, look at these photos and see if you have an original.

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Hi guys
it is very strange with a few new offers with mann dagger on the market.On polish ebay quasi ebay site was one mann dagger for sale.One starnge thing in these dags is maker mark opposite direction compare to Jim dagger and another which Ive seen.I can say this dagger could be real but condition is poor and the handle is possible replacement.Just my humble opinion.Here are few pics of another Mann dagger.

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The universal problem with A Mann daggers is that they did not hold up well at all. I saw one where the blade was just a rusted tooth pick look to it and the grip was OK. Very difficult to find but I try not to buy daggers that I know I will have to upgrade.

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Sold for $1025 ....., wow. I wonder what is the price for a good condition one?

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this one from my post was offered in 1300 and didnt sell.In my opinion overpriced. TB

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I was amazed that it went for that price.

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Interesting dagger, but that price is just too high...


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