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The GO daggers as they are know in the hobby are perhaps the most elegant of the whole series of 66 branches of edged weapons produced during the period. The polished maker marked blade is an Exc+ example with some age grey, stain and nice crossgraining. The reverse proudly displays a 1st variation crisply etched Alcoso maker mark. The textbook thin blue leather blade buffer is in place. Looking at the hilt I believe that the crossguard is original but is a replacement that someone, at some point assembled into the hilt. It sits a few degrees off of square and the patina does not match the rest of the hilt. So sad but such things do happen. The plating is good. The elegant mother of pearl grip plates are crack and chip-free. The pommel screw has been turned, and like so many I see by someone who did not use the right tools. They scratched it up badly. The silver plated scabbard is set off by well detailed bands. Plating is 100%. The throat is retained by two unturned side screws. Finishing this is a smaller ball portepee. No , it's not the textbook small ball but it's smaller than most. There is a dent right on the reverse upper band. A decent example at half of what you would expect to pay.
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