M-1939 Royal Yugoslav Army Dagger (#26298)

M-1939 Royal Yugoslav Army Dagger (#26298)

Maker: Oficirska Zadruga in Cyrillic letters (Officer's Cooperative) TM; Condition: EX+

$750.00

Oficirska Zadruga in Cyrillic letters (Officer’s Cooperative) TM. An example of this RARE dagger can be found on page 53 of Kurt Glemser’s A Guide to Military Dress Daggers, Volume I, and also on page 263 of World of Dress Daggers 1900 – 1945, Volume I, by Robert J. Berger. Stylized brass crown pattern pommel and “S” form crossguard show light surface wear to the copper/bronze-colored flashing/wash. Dark brown leather covered grip shows light surface wear and minor loss of color, but no rips or tears, and is complete with tight twisted silver wire wrap. Plated, double-edged, diamond x-section blade grades EX+ showing light surface wear/runner marks with wear to plating on center ridge, but no pitting or nicks to cutting edges. Obverse ricasso is deeply etched with the Royal Yugoslav double-headed eagle/crown crest, and blade is complete with brown leather buffer pad. Dent-free, metal scabbard shell with heavily embossed oak leaf pattern retains 100% of the dark copper flashing. Upper, center, and lower brass scabbard fittings show surface wear to the dark copper/bronze-colored flashing with surface depressions to the obverse/reverse lower fitting. The fittings are complete with six headless retaining screws. Pinned to the obverse upper scabbard fitting is a silver-colored Royal Yugoslav crest. Nice Royal Yugoslav Army Dagger recently obtained from an advanced collection. EX+.