1936 Chained SS Dagger w/Portepee & Teardrop Hanger (#30459)

1936 Chained SS Dagger w/Portepee & Teardrop Hanger (#30459)

No maker; Condition: EX++

$11,750.00

No maker. As stated on pages 28 – 31 of Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich, Volume V, 1936 Chained SS daggers produced during the 1936-1937 period can be found with a combination of nickel-silver & plated fittings, anodized & painted scabbards, and Type I & Type II chain hangers. This untouched example, which exhibits some of the above variations, was obtained in Ohio from the family of the WWII veteran who brought the dagger home in 1945. Nickel-silver hilt fittings show light surface wear with none of darkening/lifting often seen on the plated-over-steel pommel nut. Black Ebony grip shows light surface wear with one tiny hairline crack between the obverse upper crossguard and the SS Runes insert, as well as a tiny hairline crack on the reverse upper grip adjacent to the crossguard, but no nicks or chips and with silver grip eagle and SS insert are properly inset. Polished blade grades EX+, showing light surface wear/runner marks with some minor gray shadowing primarily near tip of blade and one tiny nick to lower left cutting edge, but no pitting to finish. Dent-free scabbard retains virtually 100% of the factory lacquer and anodization to the scabbard with only minor surfacing crazing/scratches where chain hanger has rubbed against the scabbard. Dent-free, plated upper, center, and lower scabbard fittings show virtually no age or damage and no damage to the lower ball. Center scabbard band is retained by two screws as normally seen on anodized scabbards and all screws appear unturned. Nickel-plated Type II chain hanger is properly SS proofed and features the non-cutout cloverleaf and beveled upper connectors. Chain links retain virtually 100% of the original factory darkening around the skulls and SS Runes with some age darkening on the reverse. Attached to the upper small of the grip is a 42cm aluminum portepee, which is original to the dagger and grades EX showing age/wear with minor fraying to the slide.  Dagger is complete with black leather teardrop hanger which shows wear and age to leather and is complete with nickel spring clip and upper box-type fitting. Nice original, veteran estate acquired dagger  complete with portepee and teardrop hanger. EX++