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When do we see the earliest use of the solid trolon grips on Navy daggers.? I'm talking about the Yellow/Orange/Red types.
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Hello Baz69, I think this is a tough question as eg. one of the manufacturer known for their most prolific use of yellow grips, WKC, can hardly be put into a special age section as their mm did not change during the IIIR period. Also WKC hardly did change the material for their daggers.
Sorry, I personally could not answer your question.
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Hi Wotan
Thank you for considering it anyway, I have seen a few Reichsmarine (1929 pattern) with solid grips, especially WKC and a few other smaller makers, really my point is were they used before the introduction of what we know as the 1st Pattern.
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Gary,
I have not. Like yourself I have only seen them on the 1929 Pattern (1st model) and later. The 1919 and 1921 patterns seem to be either black ebony, horn or "celluloid" over wood.
Good question.
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Hi Rick
Thanks for your reply, it was just one of those things that has bugged me for a while, I tend to pick up every Navy I can and have not to date seen a dagger prior to the 1929 model with a solid trolon grip.

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... the only thing I can say is, that I'm having a named WKC with an orange solid Trolon grip which was bought in 1935, of course with the Reed-bndle-pommel. The pommel was replaced in 1938.

Would be interesting to see earlier examples.

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