Rare Cased Formal Mess/Dress Navy Dagger (#30906)

Rare Cased Formal Mess/Dress Navy Dagger (#30906)

Maker: WKC TM; Condition: EX++; SOLD

$3,445.00

SOLD

WKC TM. Blue leatherette case measures 10 ½” x 3 ½ inches. Has two locking brass clasps on the front to secure the case. Inside of the lid is an off-white satin which shows minor staining. Bottom is a blue velvet and is fitted for this rare dagger which was presented without scabbard, as the case is fitted only for the dagger itself. Dagger measures 9 ¼” in length and features “flaming ball” pommel. Dark orange celluloid grip is perfect and is complete with double-twisted wire wrap. Blade is double-engraved and bears the stamped WKC knight head trademark. Engraved panels on both obverse and reverse are well defined with a floral motif. An example of this dagger can be found on page 59, right, of Collecting the Edged Weapons of Imperial Germany. The example is shown with a scabbard. Cased examples of this type dagger are extraordinarily rare!