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#344475 09/09/2019 02:27 PM
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Hi Everyone,

A German friend has this Water Customs and need opinions about originality. My knowledge goes only this far that E& F H?rster made Customs daggers. Thanks in advance for any help.


Regards, Wim

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Wim #344477 09/09/2019 07:03 PM
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Hello Wim, for me an old, well known fake (I think it could be one of the prominet Atwood fakes). Custom daggers (water and land-) did have the distinct arcanthus leaves embellishment not this oak leaves one. There are even more differences (eg. grip) but this is the most obvious.
Rergards,


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Wim #344482 09/09/2019 10:38 PM
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Agreed that is very poor indeed


Regards Sean
Wim #344485 09/10/2019 02:47 AM
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1960s Spanish repro IMHO

Wim #344494 09/10/2019 04:51 PM
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Thank you very much for the help my friends.


Regards, Wim

Wim #344506 09/12/2019 02:04 PM
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I think we're all in agreement this is a reproduction. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all reproductions were as easily vetted?


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