RARE Royal Yugoslav Police orGovernment Dagger w/Double-Etched Blade & Hangers (#27000)

RARE Royal Yugoslav Police orGovernment Dagger w/Double-Etched Blade & Hangers (#27000)

Maker: ACS Scales stamped TM.; Condition: EX++; CONSIGNMENT

$2,195.00

ACS Scales stamped TM. A photograph of this actual dagger with hangers appears on pages 290 of World of Dress Daggers 1900-1945 Volume I by Robert J. Berger. The gilded brass hilt fittings, including the Turks head pommel and open cross design crossguard with large capstan pattern quillon tips, similar to an Imperial German Navy dagger, show minor wear/age/patina much gilding and factory lacquer remaining. The reverse crossguard contains a center mounted scabbard release button and is complete with a brsss butt plate. The uncommon orange, spiral-grooved, celluloid grip shows minor wear/age but, no cracks or chips is complete with six strands of twisted gilt wire wrap. The plated, double-etched, diamond cross-section blade grades EXX++ showing minor surface wear/runner marks only with no gray shadowing/speckling, lifting or peeling and no nicks to cutting edges and is complete with portions of the original red felt buffer pad. Both obverse and reverse blade feature 6 1/8″ long frosted panels with 100% of the frosting remaining. The obverse panel features floral motifs flanking a central motif of the Royal Yugoslav state eagle while the reverse blade features a floral motif. The dent-free, gilded-brass, lightening bolt, Imperial German Navy pattern scabbard retains virtually 100% of the gilding and much of the factory frosting/lacquer with superb incised lightning bolt and acanthus leaf detail and heavy guilloche pattern suspension bands with plain suspension rings. The scabbard throat is attached with two round head screws and a silver Royal Yugoslav state eagle beneath an incised Royal Yugolav crown is mounted on the obverse shell between the suspension bands. The RARE brown leather hangers grade EX+ showing minor wear/age with no rips or tears and no damage to the oblong gilt brass buckles with a raised pearl design. RARE gilt example German manufacturer! EX++ (27000) Consignment