M-1921 Naval Dagger w/Retailer’s Mark & Lightening Bolt Scabbard (#30901)
M-1921 Naval Dagger w/Retailer's Mark & Lightening Bolt Scabbard (#30901)
Maker: None; condition: Ex+/Ex++
No maker TM. See pages 76 – 80 of Collecting the Edged Weapons of Imperial Germany for information and photographs on this pattern dagger and scabbard. Brass hilt fittings show light surface wear/age patina to the threaded type flaming ball/“waves” pommel and crossguard with fouled anchor motif on the obverse/reverse quillon block. Black bone grip shows light surface wear with age striations/hairline cracks with minor loss of color on the reverse, but no chips and is complete with tight twisted brass wire wrap. Polished, double-etched, double-fullered blade measuring 9 ¼” in length grades EX/EX+ showing light surface wear and minor speckling with one tiny nick on the upper left cutting edge and is complete with a black leather blade buffer pad. The lightly double-etched fouled anchor and sailing motif shows minor wear and ricasso spine is retailer marked, “A. Lüneburg Kiel”. The brass lightning bolt scabbard shows light surface wear with several small depressions to the obverse/reverse shell, and is complete with reef knot suspension bands. The scabbard throat is retained by two dome head screws.