Imperial Fire Official Dagger for Alsace-Lorraine (#28669)

Imperial Fire Official Dagger for Alsace-Lorraine (#28669)

Maker: WK&C, stamped side-by-side King's head and Knight's armored torso TM; Condition: EX++

$2,995.00

WK&C, stamped side-by-side King’s head and Knight’s armored torso TM. This pattern Fire Official dagger/bayonet is illustrated in Imperial WK&C sales catalog as No. 114 (Feuerwehr-Seitengewehr für Elass-Lothringen). Ornate gilted brass hilt fittings show light surface wear to the spherical pommel and crossguard with large quillon block and down-turned quillons with floral motif. Both pommel and obverse quillon block feature a fire helmet and crossed fire axes motif. Much of the original fire gilting remains in the recesses of both pommel and crossguard. Black bakelite grip shows light surface wear with one small hairline crack on the upper left edge adjacent to the underside of the pommel, but no nicks or chips. Grip is complete with tight twisted triple wire wrap. Straight polished double fullered single-edged blade measuring 15 7/8″ in length grades Near MINT showing only light surface wear and a few specks of graying on the ricasso. Blade is complete with red felt blade buffer pad. Black leather scabbard shows surface wear to leather with some scuffing primarily to the lower reverse but no rips, tears, or creases, and no damage to the reverse stitching. Dent free gilted brass upper and lower scabbard fittings show light surface wear with much fire gilting remaining in the recesses of the stylized flame motif on both obverse and reverse fittings. Upper obverse fitting is complete with bayonet style lug with raised fire helmet motif. Rare Imperial Fire Official example recently obtained in Germany. EX++ (28669)