That thread IMO after a shaky start was evolving into a discussion of damascus blades which are certainly a desirable rarity on 3rd Reich items. I had even found some pictures of post war examples in an old Reddick flyer that I posted and I thought Manfred Vogel and others were putting some information together on the subject. I was looking forward to an educational and informative thread on this subject as I don't think it was ever covered in depth before.