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Diplomat Dagger with Hangers, Small Portepee by Alcoso
Listing # 6626
Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $9,200.00
Starting bid: $2,995.00
# of bids: 42
Closes: Auction is closed
Started: 4/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
Ended: 4/29/2017 1:14:26 PM

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Complete Diplomatic Service daggers are not found on the market very often anymore, especially when they have the correct "small" government/diplomatic portepee, and original hangers.  This specimen comes from an old collection in Southern California, and has not been on the market for decacdes.  To begin, this is the Alcoso produced dagger with the eagle on the cross-guard which faces the opposite direction (faces right) as the pommel eagle, which faces left.  Exterior shows a dark patina, with beautiful silver finish, worn only along the high edges on the crossguard, and pommel  Pearl grips are intact, and factory-tight indicating this piece has probably never been disassembled.  Knot is also in the original tie and has that "been there forever" look to it.  Blade is mint, with 100% factory cross-graining and no damage.  Hangers are the gold-plated variety, and gold has worn away on all the high points, but survies in the recesses.  This denotes use by a higher diplomatic official (normal officials wore hangers equipped with hangers that had silver fittings).  A note on the "numbers matching" element of this piece.  We are not going to disassemble this dagger, for fear of disrupting the fit of the pommel, and the chance that the perfectly preserved pommel nut will become marred.  However, we GUARANTEE that the numbers match on this specimen, and as long as the dagger handle is not compromised or degraded in any way, we will honor a 100% refund.  If you disassemble and DO find the numbers do not match (not likely at all), but you DO damage the grip, we will happily make a price adjustment.  Overall, a fine quality specimen with NO liabilities that is complete, and ready for your collection!

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