Army Officer Dagger by RARE Maker w/Deluxe Hangers (#24261)

Army Officer Dagger by RARE Maker w/Deluxe Hangers (#24261)

Maker: H. Kolping Solingen, beer stein with letters "HKS" in center within double oval TM; Condition: EX+

$850.00

H. Kolping Solingen, beer stein with letters “HKS” in center within double oval TM. As stated on page 254 of, The Sword and Knife Makers of Germany 1850 – 2000 Volume by Anthony Carter, “the Hans Kolping, Alpina – Werk firm produced some edged weapons during the Third Reich to include, Diver’s Knives, Army Daggers and 1st Model Luftwaffe Daggers”. Silver-plated hilt fittings show minor wear/dark, uncleaned age patina to the oak leaf embellished pommel, ferrule and “generic” crossguard with the step-down curve in the eagle brow area. Medium yellow, solid celluloid grip shows minor surface wear with no cracks or chips. Polished blade grades Exc. showing minor surface wear/runner marks, uniform gray shadowing two tiny nicks to right cutting edge, and is complete with dark brown leather blade buffer pad. Dent-free, silver-plated, scabbard showing only light wear/age is constructed with a thin throat and without retaining screws. Hangers with deluxe lower clips grade Exc++ with only minor age/wear to fabric and fittings. EX+ (24261)