M-1901 Navy Officer’s Dagger w/Ivory Grip & Double Etched Blade (#25404)

M-1901 Navy Officer's Dagger w/Ivory Grip & Double Etched Blade (#25404)

No maker; Condition: EX/EX+; HOLD


No Maker. Gold-plate, over steel hilt fittings show surface wear with portions of honey gold factory gilding remaining in recesses of superbly detailed open crown pommel with “squared”, engraved cross on top of crown, and large capstan style crossguard with heavy quillon block and raised anchor motif. Ivory grip shows light surface wear age with several hairline cracks along the left and right edges and one chip to the upper obverse adjacent to the underside of the pommel and is complete with twisted brass wire wrap. Plated, double-fullered, double-etched blade grades EX+ showing light surface wear with minor graying primarily to ricasso, but no nicks to cutting edges and is complete with red felt blade buffer pad. Obverse blade features a 4 ½” long lightly etched panel with a floral design beneath a large, fully rigged sailing ship. Reverse blade features a matching lightly etched panel with a floral design beneath an Imperial crown and fouled anchor. Gold-plate, over steel scabbard grades EX showing surface wear with only traces of gilding remaining in the lightening bolt motif. There is a pinhead size depression on the upper obvese shell and a depression on the obverse/reverse at the upper edge of the acanthus leaf panel on the lower shell. Scabbard is complete with well detailed, heavily chiseled oak leaf and acorn pattern suspension bands and rings. Late-war, all steel construction example with superb detail to hilt fittings and scabbard. EX/EX+ (25404) HOLD