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Hi Guys,
I need your help. I've never dealt with Damascus blades. I would really be grateful for your opinions.

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Tang.
Crossguard ,tahgnut and tang with number 66 or 99.

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Hello Vik, I have to admit that I am not extremely experienced with damast blades. But all those faked LW sword damast blades, also faked totally damast made LW swords (beside the wooden/leather grip and the middle part of the scabbard) I have seen had the trademark of HOERSTER. I personally do not like the A+M mark, those I have seen on more convincable blades had another look to me. I am also not too keen concerning the damast pattern. The head of the eagle reminds me on the socalled "Gozzo" type. Even more you have to hold such a blade in hands, feel and smell it to be able to give a more safe statement.
We donĀ“t have to judge the other parts beside the blade as these are obviously taken from an original LW sword.
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Often collectors get caught up in the parts of such a piece when they very easily could have been used from a period sword. The money here is in the blade and that's where all the attention should be.

I would agree with Wotan that the eagles on the blade itself are similar to those on the poorly done etched Luft daggers we see from time to time. I would say the damascus itself is not as poor as is seen on the postwar pieces that pop up but I would be very careful with this one.


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