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#88324 05/24/2007 02:33 AM
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Here is a sweet SA, straight the late vet's daughter. I thought this was a rare maker, an 8 on the McSaar scale. Very dark brown scabbard, though the age doesn't help it either. Nice grip. original hanger.

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#88325 05/24/2007 02:34 AM
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#88326 05/24/2007 02:34 AM
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#88327 05/24/2007 02:36 AM
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grip

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#88328 05/24/2007 02:38 AM
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grip rev

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#88329 05/24/2007 02:41 AM
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very nice!

i bet its cool to pick one up outta the woods...

i have yet to do that...

cool maker too
congrats!

#88330 05/24/2007 02:46 AM
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Beautiful dagger John - great untouched matching patina and nice grip too!

Regards

Russell

#88331 05/24/2007 03:15 AM
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Congrats John, great dagger. Grip looks to be cherry wood.

John

#88332 05/24/2007 05:58 AM
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What a beauty!

#88333 05/24/2007 07:10 AM
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Wow! You usually don't get them that clean from vets anymore. Eek Congrats John! Smile
-wagner-

#88334 05/24/2007 09:53 AM
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Very nice, that grip is in fantastic condition and just check out the grip to crossguard fittings! You gotta be happy with that... well done.

#88335 05/24/2007 09:54 AM
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Really nice uncommon Om Gau mark to boot

#88336 05/24/2007 11:52 AM
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Thanks guys, this one is a definite keeper! The blade is much nicer than I can ever seem to show with pictues. It seems photos, and the lighting at militaria shows, seems to highlight and magnify every little defect.
John

#88337 05/24/2007 08:20 PM
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Very very nice. It's good to know that one went to someone who will appreciate it.

I was one of those interested in that one. Did the seller request an essay of you as well? Really weird Roll Eyes . If so, what were the magic words?

#88338 05/24/2007 09:10 PM
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Yes, it was rather strange, and the dagger wasn't "cheap"....

Here's what I sent:

My grandfather fought in WWII, and left me his WWII stuff. I have always loved history, and have collected WWII items for over 25 years. I have a couple of display cases in my office, and I think patients would appreciate a little history lesson.


So, I don't know, I pretty much figured I wouldn't get it....but was pleasantly surprised.

#88339 05/24/2007 11:19 PM
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It's amazing you have the time to beat the bushes looking for daggers when your work keeps you busy beating the beavers. Mike

#88340 05/25/2007 03:32 AM
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Yeah Dr. Mike, I delivered 3 yesterday, .....I'm bushed! Cool


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