Rare Maker Army Officer’s Dagger w/Portepee and Hangers (#30626)

Rare Maker Army Officer’s Dagger w/Portepee and Hangers (#30626)

Maker: Rare EMIL VOOS, SOLINGEN stylized snake around tree trunk TM; Condition: EX++

$1,095.00

Rare EMIL VOOS, SOLINGEN stylized snake around tree trunk TM. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show minor surface wear to well-detailed oak leaf-embellished pommel, ferrule, crossguard area, and superb chest and wing feathering. Medium-orange, solid celluloid grip shows virtually no surface wear and no chips or hairline cracks. Plated blade grades EX+/EX++ showing faint surface wear/runner marks with age specks on the lower obverse/reverse cutting edge, but no pitting or nicks to cutting edges, and is complete with tan leather buffer pad. Dent-free, silver-plated scabbard shows light age patina to the pebbled panels and oak leaf suspension bands, and is complete with side-mounted, headless retaining screws. Between lower and upper suspension bands the German word “Spiess” is professionally engraved. Most likely given as a gift to a unit First Sergeant or Sergeant Major as this would explain the engraving on the scabbard. Dagger is complete with EX+ portepee and unmarked hangers which grade EX++.