RARE M-1924 Royal Yugoslav Navy Officer’s Dagger w/Black Leather Scabbard & Portepee (#26552)

RARE M-1924 Royal Yugoslav Navy Officer's Dagger w/Black Leather Scabbard & Portepee (#26552)

No maker.; Condition:EX+

$2,550.00

No maker. An example of this RARE dagger can be found on page 281 of World of Dress Daggers 1900-1945 by Robert J. Berger. Brass hilt fittings show surface to highlights with portions of the factory lacquer remaining in the recesses of the Turk’s head pattern pommel and crossguard with quillons in the form of two dolphins facing a seashell motif on the quillon block. The white celluloid grip shows minor wear/age toning with several tiny, cracks on the lower obverse and one tiny chip on the upper reverse but, no damage to the tight twisted brass wire wrap. Nickel-plated, double-etched, diamond cross-section blade grades EX+/EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks and several tiny specks of lifting but, no nicks to cutting edges, and is complete with black felt buffer pad. The double-etched blade features a raised floral motif on both obverse and reverse with a center obverse panel etched with a crowned Cyrillic “P” above the Roman Numeral II cipher of King Peter II. The dent-free, black leather covered scabbard shows light surface wear/scuffing with no major loss of leather and no damage to the seam and no damage to the lower fitting or ball. The scabbard features raised oak leaves on the scabbard throat fitting, upper and lower suspension bands, and on the lower fitting with a raised facsimile of Neptune above a trident flanked by an intertwined floral/vine motif on the obverse with a plain reverse. The off-white portepee grades Near MINT showing only minor age soiling and features dark blue flecks in the cord and stem, off-white crown/acorn and a red/white/blue pattern in the acorn insert. In the above reference the author states that “off-white cotton [portepees were] possibly for warrant officers”. EX+ (26552)