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#345931 03/14/2020 03:10 PM
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I bought a 1st generation luftwaffe dress dagger from lakeside trader on February 9th. They shipped it on the 11th. I downloaded the app Canada post to keep track of it. Or so I thought. I live in Mississippi and it left from Toronto. I was receiving updates as long as it was in Canada. Since then no updates as to where it is now. USPS also has the same last update as Canada post so I guess USPS took over. Has anyone experienced how long it would take to receive this item? I?m getting a little concerned but still trying to be patient. On the 25th it will have been 6weeks. Is this time frame normal. Any replies I?ll be thankful

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Hello murman, unfortunately I have no personal experience concerning this certain way of shipping. I would recommend to contact fist Paul from lakesidetrader, he sure has experience concerning the duration of such a shipping.
I only have had once an item shipped a long distance, at these times there was no possibility of tracing. It did last three months. Crooks of the postal service have been paid verifiably expensive air mail but sent it cheap on ground...
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wotan, gd.c-b#105

"Never look for sqare eggs" as a late owner of an original FHH-dagger used to say.
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I recently shipped an item
Quote
backwards
from you; Texas to Vancouver.
Cost a lot of money and took 3 weeks.
Not heavy, a book, and nothing special...?..

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From the 11th to today is not 3 days yet.
I have bought items from Canada, never a dagger, and it takes a while to get them.
Items cumming in the country from other countries takes longer than domestic shipping.
I'd give it a few more days before getting worried.
Ed

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I think you need to check the calendar on months...??...

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Yes sir, just my reading skills.
I guess there is reason to worry.
Even USPS should have that there by now.
I've always been able to track USPS, slow on updates, but usually able to track.
Good luck, and sorry,
Ed

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Couldn't pass up the chance to make a joke.
6 weeks is excessive.

Texasuberalles #345940 03/14/2020 10:05 PM
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Glad I could provide a chance at a chuckle.
Yes sir, 6 weeks would be killing me waiting on a first Luft.
Hope it works out and Murman keeps us informed on the situation.
Ed

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I just emailed Paul, so we'll see

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Originally Posted by Texasuberalles
I think you need to check the calendar on months...??...
Sorry I meant Feb 11 to 3/16

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Just to update everyone whose interested, I talked to Paul by phone today and he agreed I should have gotten it by now. He said it?d probably take awhile with all this Coronavirus crap going on. A trace. Bout all I can do is wait some more. 😩. I?ll say though it?s killing/worrying me big time. I?ll let everybody know the outcome

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I can imagine how you must feel.
I would be a total mess.
Hopping a good outcome for you.
Ed

murman #345962 03/17/2020 05:41 PM
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To update everyone. This morning I got an update (the day after Paul put a trace on it) saying it arrived at a Jackson distribution facility. Then later got another update saying it was out for delivery. I?m very happy and even though it took 6 weeks as of tomorrow it was worth it. Came in what you might call a gun case. Nice touch. All?s well that ends well, but it no doubt played on me lol. At least now I know what to expect. I?ll try and save up enough to purchase a SA dagger. I love all those old relics. Anyway I?m glad it?s over lol

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That is great. Glad it all worked out.
I sure would like to see a few pics of the dagger if you have a few seconds to put it down and snap a pic or two.
Ed

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That is great. Glad it all worked out.
I sure would like to see a few pics of the dagger if you have a few seconds to put it down and snap a pic or two.
Ed

murman #345966 03/18/2020 12:58 AM
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Great news. I agree with Ed. After all this suspense .... I'd like to see what it looks like.

Dave

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Originally Posted by Dave
Great news. I agree with Ed. After all this suspense .... I'd like to see what it looks like.

Dave
I?d be happy if I knew how?

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Originally Posted by murman
Originally Posted by Dave
Great news. I agree with Ed. After all this suspense .... I'd like to see what it looks like.

Dave
I?d be happy if I knew how?
Got lucky and figured it out lol.

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Originally Posted by murman
Originally Posted by murman
Originally Posted by Dave
Great news. I agree with Ed. After all this suspense .... I'd like to see what it looks like.

Dave
I?d be happy if I knew how?
Got lucky and figured it out lol.
I sized it to medium. Should have selected small. Sorry

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The question now could I ask is how to store it. I?ve got a gun safe in a closet, but it isn?t temperature controlled. I keep desiccant in it though. I usually use car wax on the outside of firearms which seems to be better than oil and a lot cleaner. Storing this relic is unknown territory. I?m not really sure about wax. Any thoughts would be appreciated

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Thanks, Murman,

Very nice addition to your collection. Paul & Nathan (Lakeside Trader) sell very good stuff

The wax that most dagger collectors use is called Renaissance Wax or Ren Wax. I've used it for many years with no problems.

Dave

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Originally Posted by Dave
Thanks, Murman,

Very nice addition to your collection. Paul & Nathan (Lakeside Trader) sell very good stuff

The wax that most dagger collectors use is called Renaissance Wax or Ren Wax. I've used it for many years with no problems.

Dave
They do. I?m glad all the anxieties are over. I?ll google Ren Wax and see what comes up. It?s my first dagger. I mostly collects guns, but I?d be interested in a SS or SA dagger in good condition

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[quote=murman][quote=Dave]Thanks, Murman,

Very nice addition to your collection. Paul & Nathan (Lakeside Trader) sell very good stuff

The wax that most dagger collectors use is called Renaissance Wax or Ren Wax. I've used it for many years with no problems.

Dave[/quote] They do. I?m glad all the anxieties are over. I?ll google Ren Wax and see what comes up. It?s my first dagger. I mostly collects guns, but I?d be interested in a SS or SA dagger in good condition
[/quote] found the wax. I?ll buy some coat it then put it in a safe. That stuff might be good for outside surfaces of firearms also. Thanks for telling me about it. Would you recommend storing it in the sheath or separately? I?m asking all these questions because when I pass everything I own will be passed down. I?m not exactly a young sprout lol

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I keep all my daggers in the scabbards, in a knife case like yours came in, in my gun safe.
Plenty of years later and no problems.
If you plan on looking at your dagger a lot, I would keep it out of the scabbard to avoid wear.
For long time storage, in the scabbard is ok.
Just my way.
Ed

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Originally Posted by ed773
Murman
I keep all my daggers in the scabbards, in a knife case like yours came in, in my gun safe.
Plenty of years later and no problems.
If you plan on looking at your dagger a lot, I would keep it out of the scabbard to avoid wear.
For long time storage, in the scabbard is ok.
Just my way.
Ed
always nice to get info from a knowledgeable person. I just purchased the wax per your recommendation. When it comes in I?ll wax it, put it in the scabbard, then the safe. I?ll look at it at the same frequency as I do the guns. Thank you, it?s been a pleasure. Not goodbye, but later

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The wax will help the leather too.

Dave

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Hi All.....I hope that you & yours are safe & well in these troubling times....
Have you also used Pre-Lim Dave? I found it on a site here in the U.K. that sells Renaissance Wax & wondered if it would be good to clean my daggers....what do you think?
Cheers...
Stu

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SJ,

Welcome to GDC.

I had not heard of Pre-Lim. It is described as:

"A mildly abrasive creamy paste designed for non-scratch cleaning, stain removal and freshening of many surfaces, especially metals and enamels. Also used for ceramics, feathering repairs to china, air-brushed glazed surfaces. PRE-LIM produces a brilliant silky, smooth finish." It seems to be made by the same people

Ren Wax has no abrasives at all, just refined wax

Different products, I think.

Dave

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I occasionally use Simichrome to rub out surface rust and imperfections, but very gently and carefully.

Renwax on everything.

J


Always looking for Eickhorns and etched bayonets.
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Hi....thank you for your welcome & replies!...sorry I should have said they are indeed different products but as they are made by the same people I wondered if you had used it. It would seem that maybe you use Pre Lim first then Ren Wax? I have ordered a small 65ml pot of both & may try the Pre Lim on a small area on one of my bayonets first......
I will keep you posted!
Cheers,
Stu

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Looks like Pre Lim would be ok to use in MODERATION.
It is made from silica chaulk, a mild abrasive.
Sounds just like semi-chrome.
Go easy, follow with wax.
Let us know how it works.
Ed

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Hi...thanks for your message.........yes, that's what I intended to do, softly softly! I will let you know how I get on....
Regards,
Stuart

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Hi All....I used the Pre-Lim & the Ren Wax on my bayonet collection yesterday & have to say that both pastes worked very well. The Pre-Lim I used very sparingly & without too much pressure & found it to be very good, it lifted some surface staining very well, although I think I would rather leave the "patina" as it is on my daggers!
The Ren Wax may well have cleaned the bayonets to the same standard anyway so I think I will just use Ren Wax on my daggers.....👍
Worth a try!
Regards,
Stuart


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