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Old 1st November 2016, 09:43 PM   #31
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hmm, the site is using one of my photos of an ebony gripped opinel folder, next to a rather distinctive ruler i sometimes place in photos for reference. the black plastic scabbard comes from a late 20th c. cretian knife i have, in fact, here is the uncropped original photo. i used it here in this thread. i must assume they borrowed it from us here. the ruler was given to me by my nephew, sam, who belonged to the UAW local in huntsville, alabama.

oddly, they cut off the cretian knife that they talk about next to the photo, and leave the french folder that has no connection and in no way fits the scabbard. i have another opinel just like it in olive wood, the fact that ebony is black is coincidental & has nothing to do with hiding the knife for stealthy use and which comes in a variety of sizes and colours.
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Old 3rd September 2021, 01:11 PM   #32
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Just for sharing.

I recently visited "Huis Doorn" where the former German emperor Wilhelm 2 resided after his abdication in 1918.
I saw this small scottisch dagger on display and was told that it was worn by Wilhelm 2 when he visited the United Kingdom in 1860's as a child.

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Classy scottish dirk, sans scabbard though.
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It is a children sized dirk. note the full size man boot on the right.

I did not check for the sacabbard, but I assume it was on the small costume that was on display.
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It is a children sized dirk. note the full size man boot on the right.

I did not check for the sacabbard, but I assume it was on the small costume that was on display.
Cool, thought the small knife and fork were a bit too small. Of course Willy Der Zweite could have just about anything he wanted from Grandma. RHIP.

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Just for sharing.

I recently visited "Huis Doorn" where the former German emperor Wilhelm 2 resided after his abdication in 1918.
I saw this small scottisch dagger on display and was told that it was worn by Wilhelm 2 when he visited the United Kingdom in 1890's as a child.

Best regards,
Willem

Hi,
The Kaiser would have been in his thirties in the 1890's
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Old 3rd September 2021, 09:46 PM   #37
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Sorry, in the 1860's that is. A small scottish uniform was in the same display. I believe the museum guard said he was 7 when he wore that uniform.
I only took a picture of the dagger.
This dagger is approx 8 inch.
There is a picture of him in uniform with the dagger on www.gettyimages.ie
https://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/ne...hoto/613472426

Ok, I keep editting. sorry. found the picture on a free website too.
He was 4 years :
" Kaiser Wilhelm II photographed at the age of 4 in the kilt worn for the wedding of his uncle, Edward, Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, 1863. "
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Sorry, in the 1860's that is. A small scottish uniform was in the same display. I believe the museum guard said he was 7 when he wore that uniform.
I only took a picture of the dagger.
This dagger is approx 8 inch.
There is a picture of him in uniform with the dagger on www.gettyimages.ie
https://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/ne...hoto/613472426

Ok, I keep editting. sorry. found the picture on a free website too.
He was 4 years :
" Kaiser Wilhelm II photographed at the age of 4 in the kilt worn for the wedding of his uncle, Edward, Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, 1863. "

OK, so he gets to wear this great uniform and amazing weapons!!!!
My brother and I get these cheesy cowboy outfits and cap guns!!
No fair!
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