Newsletter 277 January 16, 2018

Newsletter 277 January 16, 2018

At one point in time, there was a plan to issue a new dagger for the SS. One prototype was made for official approval  and photographed but the project was shelved and throughout, the SS wore the standard M-36 dagger, during the war, with silver knot.

Here are pictures of both the original, appearing in the Atwood book that served as a catalog of his own fakes, and a newly-created “prototype” fake. A prominent auction house shoved this one off on one of its perennial suckers.

The original prototype SS dagger from a period photograph

 

The modern copy of the SS dagger with reworked Luftwaffe hangers.

 

Close-up view of the crossguard,

 

Fake Eickhorn logo, typical of modern fakes

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