Royal Yugoslav Police or Government Dagger w/Double-Etched Blade (#30973)

Royal Yugoslav Police or Government Dagger w/Double-Etched Blade (#30973)

No maker; Condition: EX+/EX++; CONSIGNMENT

$1,045.00

No Maker TM.  An example of this pattern dagger with hangers appears on pages 289 of World of Dress Daggers 1900-1945 Volume I by Robert J. Berger. The nickel hilt fittings, including the Turks head pommel and open cross design crossguard, similar to an Imperial German Navy dagger, show minor wear/age/patina. The reverse crossguard contains a center mounted scabbard release button and is complete with a nickel butt plate. The spiral-grooved, white plastic grip shows minor wear/age and is complete with six strands of twisted silver wire wrap. The nickel-plated double-etched diamond cross-section blade grades EX+ showing light surface wear/runner marks and some gray shadowing/speckling but, no lifting or peeling and no nicks to cutting edges and is complete with brown leather blade buffer pad.  Both obverse and reverse blade feature 4 ¼” long frosted panels. The obverse panel features floral motifs flanking a Royal crown above a Cyrillic “P” and the Roman Numeral II, the Royal cipher of King Peter II.  The reverse panel features floral motifs flanking the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The nickel-plated, lightning bolt scabbard, similar to an Imperial German Navy scabbard, shows light surface wear to the shell and floral motif suspension bands and light surface “dings”, but no major depressions or damage. The scabbard throat is attached with two round head screws and a brass Royal Yugoslav state eagle is mounted on the obverse shell between the suspension bands. Attached to the hilt is an Army/Navy pattern silver bullion portepee with red and blue flecks in the cord and stem with red/blue/white acorn insert. CONSIGNMENT