2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger w/Ivory Grip & Double-Etched Blade (#29740)

2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger w/Ivory Grip & Double-Etched Blade (#29740)

Maker: Emil Voos, stamped snake around tree trunk single oval TM; Condition: EX+/EX++ 

$7,500.00

Emil Voos, stamped snake around tree trunk single oval TM.  This dagger exhibits all of the textbook features associated with Voos produced double-etched blades: impressive etch motifs, contrasting frosted panels, 2nd pattern Luftwaffe eagle with laurel leaf sprigs, and heavy nickel plating.  Generic polished aluminum hilt fittings as normally seen on Voos produced daggers show light surface wear/age with excellent detail to the pommel with three upward pointing acorns and crossguard with generic relief style quillons and large pebble pattern on the reverse.  Genuine ivory grip shows light age striations/toning with several hairline cracks but no chips or nicks.  Grip is complete with tight springy aluminum wire wrap as normally found on Voos ivory grips.  High quality heavily plated double etched blade grades excellent+/excellent++ showing light surface wear with one tiny spot of lifting to the plating on the obverse ricasso and a tiny spot of lifting on the lower right obverse edge approximately 1” from the tip.  Etched panels retain 100% of the factory background frosting and the blade is complete with leather blade buffer pad.  Dent-free nickel plated scabbard shows only light surface wear with virtually 100% of the matte finish remaining.  Throat is retained by one headless flush mounted screw on the upper left side.  For more information on Voos produced 2nd model Luftwaffe daggers with double-etched blades, see pages 231 – 232 of Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Luftwaffe by Thomas Wittmann.  Excellent example of a Voos produced 2nd model Luftwaffe dagger with double-etched blade. EX+/EX++