DLV/1st Model Luftwaffe Transitional Dagger (#29629)

DLV/1st Model Luftwaffe Transitional Dagger (#29629)

Maker: SMF, seated king TM; Condition: EX+

$1,995.00

SMF, seated king TM. Early nickel-silver hilt fittings show light surface wear/dark age patina to pommel and crossguard with non-gilded swastika inserts.  Dark blue leather grip shows light surface wear, but no rips or tears and is complete with triple twisted wire wrap. Plated blade measuring 12” in length grades EX+ showing surface wear/runner marks with a few  gray specks near obverse tip, but no nicks to cutting edges and  is complete with blue leather blade buffer pad. Blue leather covered scabbard without metal base shows surface wear/minor swelling  to leather with one crease adjacent to upper edge of lower fitting, but no rips or tears. Dent-free, nickel-silver upper, center, and lower scabbard fittings show light surface wear/dark age patina and are complete with undamaged retaining staples. Nickel-silver chain hanger featuring 9 upper and 14 lower rings shows dark age patina/light wear and is complete with early unmarked nickel-silver clip. EX+.