VERY RARE SA DAGGER BY MAKER ERNST HUGO RASSPE

VERY RARE SA DAGGER BY MAKER ERNST HUGO RASSPE. THIS ONE RATES “10” ON THE RARITY SCALE.

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VERY RARE SA DAGGER BY MAKER ERNST HUGO RASSPE. THIS ONE RATES “10” ON THE RARITY SCALE.

THIS IS A RARE DAGGER. IT HAS ALL NICKLE SILVER FITTINGS. THE SCABBARD IS DARK AND HAS A FEW DENTS TO THE REAR. GENERALLY THERE IS SOME VERY MINOR PITTING. IT HAS REALLY BEEN THROUGH THE WARS BUT HAS STOOD UP WELL.

THIS DAGGER HAS NEVER BEEN APART. THE SCABBARD FIT TO THE CROSSGUARD IS PERFECT. THERE IS NO GAU MARK AND IT IS HEAVY WHICH MAKES ME THINK THAT THIS IS A VERY EARLY DAGGER PURCHASED BEFORE THE 1930’S. THERE IS NO SHRINKAGE TO THE GRIP AND THE WOOD HAS A REDDISH HUE. THERE IS A SMALL CRACK AND A REPAIR NEAR THE LOWER CROSSGAURD AND A SMALL CHIP NEAR THE TOP.

I MIGHT BE MAKING IT SOUND WORSE THAN WHAT IT IS BUT I WOULD NOT WANT THE NEW OWNER TO FEEL I HAD BEEN LESS THAN HONEST ABOUT IT. I HAVE SEEN MUCH WORSE.

ALL THE SCREWS ARE NICKLE AND APPEAR TO BE UNTURNED. THE LOWER BALL IS PERFECT. THE EAGLE HAS GOOD DEFINITION AND THE RUNDEL HAS A COPPER TONE. THIS DAGGER HAS NOT BEEN PLAYED WITH AND HAS A SMOOTH FIT. THE BLADE IS BRIGHT BUT THERE IS AGE SPOTTING TO THE STEEL WHICH IN MY OPINION IS BEST LEFT ALONE. THE MOTTO IS WELL DEFINED AND THE MAKER MARK HAS SOME WEAR. THIS IS AN EARLY PRODUCTION DAGGER AND IS CLOSE TO 90 YEARS OLD SO I EXPECT SOME SMALL ISSUES. FOR THE TYPE COLLECTOR THIS IS YOUR ONE CHANCE AS I SUSPECT THERE IS NOT ANOTHER FOR SALE ANYWHERE.

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