M-1943 Swiss Army Dagger w/Portepee (#28811)

M-1943 Swiss Army Dagger w/Portepee (#28811)

ELSENER SCHWYZ TM.; Condition: EX++

$575.00

ELSENER SCHWYZ TM.  Examples of this dagger are shown on pages 201 – 213 of Kurt Glemser’s A Guide to Military Dress Daggers, Volume III.  Nickel pommel with countersunk pommel nut and Holbein style crossguard show light age and no damage.  Medium brown, fruit-wood grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips and are retained by three MINT nickel screws with countersunk taps. Polished center-ridge, double-edged, stiletto-style blade grades Near MINT showing only faint runner marks, but no graying, speckling or nicks to cutting edges. Obverse ricasso is stamped with the serial number, “17800”.  Dent-free bayonet-style scabbard retains approximately 98% of the original black enamel with wear to the edges of the angular scabbard tip. Upper reverse of the scabbard is stamped with “S” which denotes the city of Sissach where the company that produced the scabbards, Basler Eisnmobelfabrick A.G., is located.  The dagger is complete with a Near MINT, permanently-attached, short black leather hanger with Near MINT nickel clip. Dagger is complete with correctly tied portepee showing light wear and patination to silver bullion acorn, crown and slide. EX++ (28811)