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#280740 04/16/2013 12:46 PM
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Lets see your Tigers!

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Beautiful glassgrip you show here pvon! Here's my early tiger heer dagger.

Danny

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dr73 #280763 04/16/2013 04:17 PM
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Super piece!!!

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Oh yea!!
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Really sharp stuff !

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My favorite Armies ! wink

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Here is a Tiger Luft2 with the large cat.

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JohnZ #280795 04/17/2013 03:18 AM
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And here is a small tiger with block lettering.

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Obverse Grip.JPG (39.79 KB, 267 downloads)
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TM Small Tiger Block Letters.JPG (39.17 KB, 267 downloads)

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JohnZ #280796 04/17/2013 03:19 AM
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And, here is a small tiger with script lettering.

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Obverse Grip.JPG (39.21 KB, 265 downloads)
Reverse Grip.JPG (39.58 KB, 264 downloads)
TM Small Tiger Script Letters.JPG (39.97 KB, 265 downloads)

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JohnZ #280797 04/17/2013 03:21 AM
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And, here is a Tiger with a weird blade pattern wink

John

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Obverse Grip.JPG (40.16 KB, 262 downloads)
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JohnZ #280801 04/17/2013 03:42 AM
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WOW! I like weird blades! smile

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Danny

Thanks for showing your nice Tiger!

John

You have a zoo full of Tigers! Really nice!

And please tell us about that rare Tiger! cry

How did you capture that one!

I never saw a Tiger like that!

PVON

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Pvon:

That Damascus Tiger came to me via Lakesidetrader and Jason at a show several years back. They actually presented me with two Damascus Lufts and I eventually bought both.

The other is a Fridericus. I will save that for a Fridericus thread.

John


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JohnZ #280839 04/17/2013 06:40 PM
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Have to love the cats!
Here is my 1st Luft and Heer. Not the best pic as they are taken indoors with flash. Ron

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Tanker

Very nice!Thanks for showing these beauties!

John

Very impressive! I have never had a Damascus anything!
Special order my quess! And extra cost or were they
high ranking presentations?

Did all firms make them or just some?

Congratulations on obtaining them!

PVON

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Here's my contribution to the Tiger blades, both Damascus. The Damascus Luft was acquired directly from the German vet in Germania. The Army is listed in Johnson's volume V reference book.

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Pat,

WOW! Now that's a nice pair of Damascus Tigers! Always a pleasure viewing your nice finds. Thanks.

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I was hoping you would share in some of these threads!A pair
of outstanding Damascus daggers! shocked

What a amazing pair! Tell me about Damascus blades!

Different patterns available for blades?

Just beautiful daggers you and John are sharing!

You both must be very proud to own these!

Thanks for sharing!

PVON

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Thank you for getting these threads started. Some of the forums were getting too quiet. Glad to see some great items.Ron

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There were many different patterns offered on Damascus blades, the small rosebud being the most common type as shown on the Army dagger. One of the rarest damascus blade was the large rosebud pattern which is represented on the Luft. This is actually one of the only large rosebud pattern known to date. All rosebud damascus were made by Paul Dinger and were mounted on both Tiger and Fridericus alike, so those that thinks that Fridericus damascus were better than Tiger are just being dead wrong.
Thank ylou for the good words.

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Some truely great looking Tigers!

Since I don't have good pix of any of my Tiger daggers,here are some Tigers of a different sort.

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Hey Rick, are these metal diecast ?

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Here are a couple of diecast cats!

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Hey Rick, are these metal diecast ?


Nope,all plastic,but some are getting etched brass and aluminum parts.Also adding metal tracks to some.

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Hey Pat,

I might have misunderstood your statement, so not trying to ruffle any feathers because I'm no damascus expert and always willing to learn from the more knowledgeable like you.

Would you mind explaining in further detail your statement that all rose pattern damascus blades we see were made only by Paul Dinger? I might be wrong but wasn't their others that produced rose pattern damascus blades and or a combination there of like your small rose and maiden hair pattern. Like Alexander Muller, Max Dinger, Arthur Dinger, Karl Wester,etc..?

From your first picture I see the brighter lines that suggest a large rose pattern, but in your closeup pictures I see a small rose pattern? Is it just the pictures? Thanks for showing such fine blades for us to learn from. Best!

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Hi Mikee,

I'm no damascus expert either and I'm getting everything I know from books and you know what, I may very well be dead wrong on this, others were also probably making rosebud damascus but not that many. If I'm correct, in WWII Germany there were no more than 5 or 6 craftsman capable of making damascus but everyone made unique blades, none were similar between craftsman. For example, this type of rosebud is specific to Paul Dinger anf if others were also making rosebuds, they were somehow different. James Brown is the expert on this and he would sure know all this.

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BTW, great diecast tanks guys, I would love to get one.

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Non Gau marked crossguard

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FUR EHR' UND PFLICHT BIS HERZ UND KLINGE BRICHT
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Thanks much Pat,

Hopefully James will chime in. Best!

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Eickhorn Family.

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Tiger

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Eickhorn Family

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Here is my Fridericus Luft2 Damascus.

John

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JohnZ #280979 04/20/2013 03:18 AM
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And, my Alcoso (late with the AWS TM) Damascus Heer.

John

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I remember that Alcoso Army. And 2nd Luft... Very nice goodies grin

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Damast

I like those swords!

Thanks again John for showing Fridericus!

Daggers with Damascus blades!A real treat of beauty!

I have seen Tiger.Alcoso,Eickhorn.and Fridericus damascus
and am blown away with them!

I wondered who else made them and you are showing them!

Is there much difference in patterns among makers?

Are certain makers rarer than others?

PVON

Thanks for showing guys!

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I know that Eickhorn TM appears on Damascus Heers and Luft2s, but haven't seen any around at all.

Nice swords, James!

John


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All just gorgeous goodies ! But those swords kick A.. !

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Another Tiger!

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