Double Engraved Blue & Gold Panel Presentation 1st Model Luftwaffe Dagger (#29778)

Double Engraved Blue & Gold Panel Presentation 1st Model Luftwaffe Dagger (#29778)

SOLD-No maker; Condition: EX++

$5,000.00

SOLD

Presented to Third Reich Luftwaffe ace Haptmann (Captain) Reinhold Knacke. Born 1 January 1919 in Strelitz and was shot down and killed in Holland on 3 February 1943. Knacke was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves (posthumously awarded on 7 February 1943) after scoring a total of 44 flight victories. Beautiful raised gold dedication on a deep blue panel. Blade will grade MINT and the tang is deeply stamped “501”. Complete with portepee and documentation. Comes from the very well-known Skip Gambino collection. EX++. CONSIGNMENT