M-1937 Italian MVSN Dagger w/Hangers (#29639)

M-1937 Italian MVSN Dagger w/Hangers (#29639)

SOLD-No maker; Condition: EX+/EX++

$1,550.00

SOLD

No maker. An example of this pattern dagger with white grip plates can be found on page 151 of World of Dress Daggers 1900-1945 by Robert J. Berger. Cast aluminum hilt fittings show light surface wear with no damage to the eagle head pommel and upturned crossguard. Black bakelite grip plates show only light surface wear with no cracks or chips. Attached to the obverse grip plate is the brass Italian Fasces emblem. Plated, tapered cross-section blade grades EX++/Near MINT showing only light surface wear, with no lifting to the plating or nicks to the cutting edge. Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of its original black enamel, showing only minor surface crazing and some nicks where chain hanger has rubbed against the enamel finish. Gilded brass fittings, to include throat, scabbard bands, and lower fitting show only light surface wear/age patina to the gilded brass finish. Dagger is complete with gilded brass chain hanger with 4 upper and 7 lower rings attached to a large brass “M” which, in turn, is connected to a gilded brass snap with large right-facing Roman eagle above the letters, “SPQR”. Hanger shows light surface wear/age patina. Nice MVSN example, complete with 1st pattern chain hanger, recently obtained from a long established, advanced edged weapons collection in the southern United States.  EX+/EX++.