M-1929 Navy Dagger w/Depot Markings (#30076)

M-1929 Navy Dagger w/Depot Markings (#30076)

Maker: WKC, knight's helmet TM; Condition: EX+/EX++

$2,450.00

WKC, knight’s helmet TM. For more information on the Model 1929, 1st Pattern Navy dagger, see page 80 of Collecting the Edged Weapons of Imperial Germany, Volume I, by LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Johnson and Thomas T. Wittmann. Gilded brass hilt fittings show light surface wear/age patina to the highlights with virtually 100% of factory matte-finish gilding remaining in the recesses of the flaming ball/wave-type pommel and crossguard with fouled anchor design. Off-white, nicely age toned, celluloid-over-wood grip shows minor surface wear, with no cracks or chips, and is complete with tight, twisted brass wire wrap. Plain, double-fullered plated blade grades EX++/Near MINT, showing only faint surface wear on obverse/reverse ricassos, but no gray shadowing or nicks to cutting edges. Reverse ricasso is stamped with the control number, “N 903”, indicating this dagger was the property of “Nordseestation”, headquartered in Wilhelmshaven, and is additionally stamped with the Weimar eagle over a script “M” Depot stam, and complete with original brown leather blade buffer pad. The blade is equipped with a blade locking device, but no push-button activator is housed in the crossguard. The gilded, brass, lightning bolt pattern scabbard shows light surface wear with portions of gilding remaining adjacent to scabbard bands with a small depression on the center obverse shell. Scabbard is complete with reef knot style scabbard suspension bands, with the reef knot only on the obverse. Reverse upper scabbard is marked with a matching “N 903” Depot stamp. Photographs of this dagger appear on pages 244 -247 of “Deutsche Marinedolche” by Hermann Hampe and Vic Diehl. Nice textbook example of a WKC M-1929 pattern Navy dagger with Depot markings. EX+/EX++