Royal Bulgarian Army Dagger w/Hangers and Dress Belt (#27766)

Royal Bulgarian Army Dagger w/Hangers and Dress Belt (#27766)

SOLD No maker: Condition: EX+

$1,995.00

SOLD

No maker.  Silver-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear with dark age patina to the undamaged open Simon’s crown pommel which is complete with its delicate cross in perfect condition.  Crossguard is in the form of two outward facing lion heads with raised Bulgarian crest on the obverse center.  Reverse features a raised facsimile of the Bulgarian Military Order for Bravery.  Portions of original factory lacquer remain in the recesses of the crossguard detail.  Light orange celluloid grip shows light surface wear with one tiny hairline crack adjacent to the pommel, and is complete with tight twisted silver wire wrap.  Plated, double-etched blade grades excellent+ with light surface wear and a few minor nicks to the lower cutting edge.  Is complete with brown leather blade buffer pad.  Obverse blade features the Bulgarian Simon’s crown and Cyrillic “BN” (cipher of King Boris III—1918-1943), while the reverse bears the Cyrillic inscription, “Za Nami Boga” (God is with us).  Dent-free, silver-plated German Army Officer pattern scabbard shows light surface wear/age patina with some dark gray speckling and minor crazing.  Dagger is complete with rare hangers constructed of double silver bullion straps, gray/brown velvet backings, silver oak leaf buckles, slides, and pebbled clips with nickel-plated suspension clip.  Upper suspension clip shows some lifting to the nickel plating, with overall condition of the hangers grading excellent+.  Included with the dagger is a rare Bulgarian Army Officer brocade dress belt constructed of ribbed aluminum bullion measuring 50 mm wide backed by white cloth and with three alternating gold stripes running the length of the belt.  Belt is complete with original large gilt circular buckle with a central crown rampant lion (symbol of Bulgaria) inside a laurel leaf wreath.  Nice combination with ultra rare brocade belt!  EX+. SOLD