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#350096 06/20/2021 11:03 PM
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Hoping we can show some mini daggers!

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Mini 1st Luftwaffe and his full size brother.

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Mini Horster Luft blades.JPG (46.11 KB, 199 downloads)

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pvon #350106 06/21/2021 03:24 PM
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Same manufacturer too !

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My only one

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Thanks for sharing!

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So the question is! What was the purpose of the mini?

Advertising? Sales sample? letter opener?


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pvon #350196 06/27/2021 03:42 PM
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Everything I've read says they were used as:

- Salesman's samples

- Letter openers

- Advertising pieces with distributor's names

- Award plaques and desk sets

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very nice thanks for showing cheers and best, Ryan

pvon #350249 06/29/2021 07:11 PM
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Alcoso had them in their catalogue
The Alcoso mini with the marbel base is refered to as letteropener with paperweight.
The standard mini as letteropener.
These were also used as relations gifts with the firm name etched etc.

Salesman sample imo is just a made up story, mainly launched by dealers to get more out of it.
I have posted a scan of the original Alcoso catalogue in the days on warrelics, i was granted by Tidax who posted it once on a German Forum.
Thx again Thomas!

Cheers
Ger

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Thanks for sharing Gerrit


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pvon #350258 06/29/2021 09:21 PM
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Wow! thanks for showing these!

pvon #350274 06/30/2021 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by pvon
Thanks for sharing Gerrit


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Your welcome!

cheers
Ger

pvon #351961 09/20/2021 10:24 AM
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small set

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big and small

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Very interesting set!

Any close up of it!

Is this a sales group?

Any maker?

Armies are nice! Any makers mark!

Thanks for showing!

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pvon #351987 09/21/2021 10:06 AM
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Thats nice Illya

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I love these swords.

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Oh yes matching duos are the best!

The big one is Eickhorn with blade made by Paul Dinger and the small one has blade made by Paul Dinger or Carl Wester. No way to know which one of those two made it but it would be really cool if the letter opener would be also Dinger's damascus.
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Mike
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Well i most say i dont like the damast mini, totally not the quality that i have seen on period ones.
The damast Smith in the days for sure wouldnt make a stupid mistake in the motto like this one has.
It should be: hervorragendes, on this one the N is missing.
Sorry to say, but imo the mini has a fake blade.

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Ger

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I see what you mean. Its post war piece anyway. Since WeDi was founded by Dinger and Wester in 1950. Then there is a question if its intentional misspelling on etching plate or not.


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Mike

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