Early 1st Model Luftwaffe Dagger w/Portepee & Variation Scabbard (#30347)

Early 1st Model Luftwaffe Dagger w/Portepee & Variation Scabbard (#30347)

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

$1,495.00

SMF, seated king TM. Uncleaned nickel-silver hilt fittings show yellow,age patina to pommel, upper and lower ferrules and crossguard with wear to the background of the pommel swastikas, but no damage to the crossguard swastikas. Underside of crossguard is unit marked, “I./253”. Dark blue leather grip shows light surface wear with a few small nicks to leather, but no rips or tears, and is complete with tight, triple-twisted, silver wire wrap. Plated blade grades EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks and one tiny nick to right cutting edge, but no graying, lifting or damage to tip. Blade is complete with blue leather blade buffer pad. Blue leather scabbard shows only minor wear to lower edges with no scuffs, rips or tear. Obverse and reverse flats of scabbard feature variation impressed line in the leather similar to those found on hunting/forestry scabbards. Nickel-silver upper, center, and lower scabbard fittings show light wear/ a few faint depressions and age patina with all flush-mounted retaining screws present. Nickel-silver chain hanger featuring 9 upper and 13 lower early beveled rings with early unmarked nickel-silver clip shows light age patina, but no damage to rings or connectors. Portepee shows light wear/age, but no rips or tears. Nice early example with variation scabbard. EX++.