Luftwaffe Non Take-Down Gravity Knife (#30949)

Luftwaffe Non Take-Down Gravity Knife (#30949)

Condition: EX-/EX; SOLD

$775.00

SOLD

SMF, seated king TM. Nickel-plated fittings, to include end cap and grip spine, show light surface wear with some minor “pecking” to obverse/reverse end caps, but no lifting, speckling or pitting to the plating. Blade spring mechanism, which has broken away from the knife, is stamped “905” with the base of the spike Waffen Amt stamped. Light brown, fine-grained wooden grip plates show light surface wear/minor depressions to obverse/reverse, but no cracks or chips and are complete with eight retaining rivets. Polished blade grades EX++ retaining much of the cross graining with minor surface wear/runner marks and light professional sharpening along the cutting edge, but no pitting or nicks. Reverse blade is marked, “Rostfrei” and knife is complete with undamaged nickel-plated lanyard ring. Nice SMF example obtained in Germany from an advanced dagger collector. The knife is stored in an original black leatherette, hinged case showing light surface wear/age, and with a post-war aluminum Luftwaffe eagle attached to the exterior lid.