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Hi guys most of us will never be able to afford SA and SS honor daggers Feldernhalle naval honor or Damascus I make good money and have collected since 1982. I began collecting daggers in earnest since 1994. Ive had many attainable daggers, SA, heer luft naval nskk nsfk red cross rad and SS too many to remember. I have had chained SS, chained NSKK, government officials etc. Last year I finally obtained a near mint full Rohm. This year a near mint government officials and near mint chained SS. I am presently trying to obtain a Himmler. What is your favorite affordably obtainable dagger? Have you obtained it finally? cheers, Ryan my two yet to obtain are a Himmler and Rohm SS

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Ryan:

My favourite and very affordable dagger is the Luft2... lots of varieties to find and some super conditioned pieces can be found for what I consider to be very low prices (well under $1,000 for mint conditioned, fully gilted ones).

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Strangely my favourite and most difficult to obtain was the F Dula hunting piece. Expensive, but not a fortune, but you try to find one in minty condition,,took me years! next perhaps the full stag RAD. again they are out there,and not expensive, but a minty one.........again it took me years
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...AND.......Luftwaffe survival machete. not hard to find unless you'll only settle for a stone mint one. I was very lucky! lastly accoutrements: Portepee's for the TENO Hewer, and minty HJ Leader straps. I guess its the hunt-and the wait-that makes these things special.


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too true minty second Lufts are great when they have all of their fire gilt I just had a mint un issued Tiger 100% gilt front and back striking funny what you both refer to as favorites and not hard to find are nearly impossible up here or outside of the US cheers, Ryan

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Sadly my fav was sold on ebay back before the ban a J.Schmidt SA. The 1st dagger i ever purchased. Not crazy rare or in minty condition but it had a look about it. Spoke volumes in my view. I always liked the minty stuff and once Mike Hansen got me hooked on tags i began a upgrade of many pieces. Gambino was my go to guy for many of them. It was sorta the dawn of internet buying and wow i was a kid in a candy store all over... But things change and the tag obsession really took off. But like all things stuff changes. So out the other side of collecting i found myself back to the grungy stuff. Like going home i guess. You cant go back but you can revisit with a bit of a different flavor. So my favorite thing is nice unmessed with things or should i say uncleaned. No debate please

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Beautiful Postal leaders in fine un messed condition a true beauty Sterling Gambino excellent fellow to deal with. Ebay used to be fantastic I pulled amazing items off there back in 1999 2001 for stupid prices those were the good ole days cheers, Ryan

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god do I have to just pick one.I had two himmlers the worse of the two went to Russia.I guess if I had to pick it would be a Feldernhalle there were several at the sos but I just could not force my self to pay someday

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I hear yah I think Feldernhalle are beautiful daggers many think crudely made but I like them just cant afford them cheers, Ryan

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Agree on the Feldhernhalle; Paul Casberg's superb timeless design. Most of my collection has left me after the long years, but I kept the FHH back for me. The kids can junk it or sell it when I'm gone. It was attainable/affordable when it came to me.

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Barry I would love to have a fraction of what you have passed by over the decades cheers, Ryan

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Would love to see pictures cheers


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