2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger w/Double-Etched Blade w/Glass-like Grip (#29691)

2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger w/Double-Etched Blade w/Glass-like Grip (#29691)

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

$7,750.00

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 aluminum hilt fittings, as normally seen on Voos produced dagger, show light surface wear/age with much factory darkening remaining on the pommel with three upward pointing acorns and crossguard with generic relief style quillons with right over left oak leaf design and large pebble pattern on the reverse. Light yellow, glass-like, solid celluloid grip shows virtually no wear and no cracks, but with one small chip on the upper obverse adjacent to the pommel. Grip is complete with tight springy aluminum wire wrap as normally found on Voos grips. High quality heavily plated double etched blade grades EX++ showing light surface wear with some minor scratches near the tip, but no lifting to plating or nicks to cutting edges. Etched panels retain 100% of the factory background frosting and the blade is complete with dark blue leather blade buffer pad. Dent-free scabbard shows only light surface wear with a few areas of minor oxidation to the matte gray finish remaining. Throat is retained by one headless flush mounted screw on the upper reverse.  Dagger is complete with 23cm portepee in EX+ condition showing light to wear primarily to cord. 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++.