1st Model RLB EM Dagger (#30662)

1st Model RLB EM Dagger (#30662)

HOLD; Maker: E. & F. Horster; Condition: Near MINT

$2,750.00

HOLD

H-H-S monogram pierced by a sword on obverse ricasso and E.& F. Hörster, Solingen two-line TM. Nickel hilt fittings show light age patina with minor speckling to reverse crossguard. Black wooden grip shows light surface scuffing and one tiny dent to the obverse, but absolutely no chips or cracks. Properly pinned to the obverse grip is the RLB silver-plated sunburst showing virtually no surface wear with dark age patina and no damage to the blue enamel RLB logo-over-swastika. Plated blade grades near MINT with cross-graining visible, some runner marks, and is complete with black leather buffer pad. Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of the black enamel, with surface scratches, but no major loss of factory finish. Nickel lower fitting shows light surface wear/age matching the hilt fittings, but no damage to the two flush-mounted retaining screws. The nickel scabbard throat is retained by one obverse, center-mounted flat-head retaining screw. Scabbard is complete with original black leather hanger, grading EX+. A very scarce dagger model that will never need to be upgraded.