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Old 20th February 2015, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default A 17th century dagger?

Just won this one for a very suspiciously low price... The seller says it's late 17th century and authentic but I wouldn't be surprised if it's a repro (albeit an older one). I like the looks of it either way. What do you think?

45.5 cm total, 31cm blade
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Old 20th February 2015, 11:23 PM   #2
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Has a nice profile and at least 100 years old.

Is that small mark by the cross guard a mark stamped into it?
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Old 21st February 2015, 05:28 AM   #3
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I agree with Will. Perhaps a Victorian-era reproduction of high quality. Hate to use the word 'repro' when describing these types, as (most) were made of very high quality to represent their originals. Created for the astute English gentleman for his trophy room or den when the demand far outreached the supply...
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Old 21st February 2015, 05:48 PM   #4
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These are the only pictures I have of it. The seller's in Ukraine so it's going to take awhile to get here. Hopefully it's as sturdily made as it looks.

Any idea what kind of dagger it's supposed to be? A main gauche?
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Old 21st February 2015, 11:00 PM   #5
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Very nice dagger with good age, like it very much! When you don't like it send it to me.

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Old 22nd February 2015, 12:57 AM   #6
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Thanks! I'm not getting my hopes up yet, I'll be surprised if the sale was legit. Besides the super low price, it was the seller's first auction. He also only wanted 12 euros to ship to the us which is the same amount he wanted for western Europe. Just doesn't add up. But the price was low enough to make it worth the risk.
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