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GMSS001- Late SS Dagger: This little beauty came in over the weekend. It is a late RZM example, manufactured by Carl Malsch in 1939. The obverse is marked "1221/39 SS". The plated fitting are nice and bright and fit well together. The dagger has never been taken apart or cleaned. The blade shows some greying but the markings and motto remain crisp. There are a few chips out of the ebony handle but it really gives this piece more character in my opinion. This dagger came to me indirectly from the living veteran. A picture of him as well as a small bio accompany this dagger.
GM00247 -2nd Model Luftwaffe Officers Dagger: This gorgeous 2nd model Luft dagger is by Gustav Spitzer. It has never been in a collection before nor has it ever been cleaned. The Scabbard and fittings on this piece are excellent. There is a slight wiggle to the crossguard but the pommel is on very tight so I would say it has not been taken apart since it was brought back. Blade has a few spots of graying but I'm pretty sure this would clean up if so desired by the future owner. Blade has not been sharpened and still has its needle like tip. The veteran who brought back this dagger served in the 70th Inf Division.
GM00248-Luftwaffe Fighting Knife:This knife is in mint condition,and is most likely unissued. It has never been cleaned or sharpened. It still has its original factory edge and has never been in a collection before. I will let the photos speak for themselves.
GM00250- Long Army Dress Bayonet: This bayonet is the long variety and is virtually flawless. The leather frog is very supple without any issues, the uncleaned blade is mirror bright without any nicks, greying or sharpening. An excellent unmarked example.
AM00058-USMC Ka-Bar: This came Ka-bar came to me by way of a picker friend, who got it from the veterans estate. The condition of the knife is great for its age. A lot of the original parkerizing remains and the leather on the sheath and handle is very supple. This is a mid war example, with a unmarked and correct sheath. As you can see the leather snap has broken off but its still a nice example regardless.
AM00055-Cattaraugus Fighting Knife: I picked this up from the veterans family. Apparently, the grandfather used it during WWII and another family member carried it with them in Vietnam. That's the story they told me anyway. I'm inclined to believe it as the original leather retaining strap is gone and a Vietnam era strap is in its place. Blade is sharpened and shows some greying. All in all its a nice example of a combat knife, that definitely saw action. In two wars at that!
AM00054-Cattaraugus Fighting Knife: I came across another one of these little guys at a local show. The blade on this knife is very good with some light pitting to it. The leather sheath is a bit stiff and the snap is a little loose, but with some tlc I think it would turn out great. These Cattaraugus 225Q knives are not very easy to find.
GM00180-Heer Officers Dagger: This dagger is by one of my favorite makers, "Tiger". Very attractive white handle grip, with great age to the scabbard and fittings. The blade is in very good shape, showings light runner marks and minimal graying. The whole piece is tight throughout and the dagger and scabbard fit very snug. The photos speak for themselves.
GM00232-Tropical Bayonet Frog: This is a textbook example of a tropical frog, as used by the Wehrmacht and German Afrika Korp. Frog is in great condition, it shows its age and some soiling. Also has correct strap with reinforced leather tab.
JP00013-Type 30 Arisaka Bayonet: The manufacturer of this Arisaka bayonet is the "Toyoda Arsenal". Measures the standard 15 1/2 inches long. It features a contoured pommel, hooked quillon and screwed on grips. The mortise button works great. Scabbard is in great shape with one unnoticeable ding. Another 7th ID bring back.
JP00014-Type 30 Arisaka Bayonet: Here's a another vet bring back bayonet produced by the "Kokura Arsenal". The blade measures approximately 15" long. Has the hook quillon, curved pommel and riveted on grips. The left grip has a small crack in the wood from age but is on very tight. It would display perfectly with other Japanese militaria.
GM00163-Transitional Hitler Youth Knife, Double Maker: As stated, this is the more sought after "transitional" example as it features both the maker mark, RZM number and the "blut und ehre" motto. The maker of this blade is "E.F. Horster" and "M7/37..Robert Klaas". These double maker HJ knives are not easy to come by. The blade has been sharpened but not overdone. There is some oxidation to the blade and some to the hilt and crossguard. The blade would most likely clean up, but I'm going to leave that to its new owner. There is some nice green verdigris surrounding the diamond. The plastic checkered grips are in good condition, with NO cracks. The leather hanger is still quite supple and in very good condition. It is also marked "L S" on the back with an "oak leaf" in between. The leather washer is also absent. This is a good untouched example, direct from the vets family, that wont break the bank.
GM00153-Heer Officer's Sword: This beautiful Wehrmacht sabre is an unattributed example by "Alcoso". It features an excellent roon or hand engraved hilt. The motiff consists of oak leaves and acorns with a droop style eagle on the front langet. The nickel plated blade is in great condition, however there is one small area towards the ricasso which is missing some plating. This is a perfect textbook example which can be seen on pg. 63 of Angolia's "Swords of Germany".
GM00124-Heer Officer's Dagger: Here's a beautiful example of an Army dagger by that hard to find maker,"Gustav Spitzer. The blade rates excellent and the fittings show the right amount of age you would want to see on a piece like this. I would also like to point out that the maker identification on the blade is very crisp. The hole piece is topped off with an silver bullion officer's troddel. The back side of the scabbard has a minute ding but does nothing to detract from the overall quality of this set.