Bringing up a very good thread JR posted 7-12-2016
I think it should have been posted at the top in SS section along with some other threads
Info and pictures are top rate!
Would be a help for collectors instead of rooting around to find it!
JR shows some of the best pics on the hobby and has been willing to share pics and info with collectors!
And its free!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I say free!!!!! Yup!
I saw many questions in ss section asking is this chain real!
Well the answers are available with great pics! GO Figure!!!!!!!!
German Daggers has much info and pics by collectors such as JR sharing and no 200.00 shipping! Just look!
Read the info shared by you the collector! I like seeing threads I can look at and read and talk to other collectors!
I was looking at some fine thoughts by members! Wow! Much info given!
This was just the opening of this ABC's of chains by JR
Who remenbers this on!
When the Tom's wrote their edged weapon references, SS chain daggers were labeled into but 2 different categories. They were either Type I's, or Type II's. But over the course of time the collecting community came to realize that these 2 chain variations, didn't fit all of the configurations of M36's know in collections.
In 2010, author / collector Ralf Siegert wrote a reference which for the first time defined 4 distinct categories into which SS Chain daggers fell. And also broke those groups down into characteristics which defined them, and a general time line in which they were manufactured.
They are as follows:
TYPE A- Nickel constructed chain, with a septum in the nose of skull link.
TYPE B1- Nickel constructed chain, void of the nose septum
TYPE B2 Steel constructed chain, void of the nose septum
TYPE C Steel plated constructed chain, unique link characteristics and considerably different from the other 3 listed above.
All of these chains and their unique characteristics are broken down and easy to understand and observe close up, in Ralf reference. I think we also have them listed in the blog section of our website.
Here are some examples in the Meda Militaria collection:www.medamilitaria.com