South African Air Force Dagger (#30579)

South African Air Force Dagger (#30579)

Maker: WKC; Condition: EX+/EX++; CONSIGNMENT

$1,125.00

No maker’s mark, but presumably an early WKC with serial number “1414” marked to obverse ricasso. Gilded brass hilt fittings show almost no surface wear with most of the gilding remaining on the nozzle-shaped pommel. Obverse/reverse langets have bordered motto, “PER ASPERA AD ASTRA”. Plain, plated, diamond cross section blade grades EX++ showing only faint runner marks, a tiny spot of lifting to the reverse, and slight rounding of the blade tip. Leather covered scabbard shows light age to the black leather with a few tiny nicks to the lower reverse. Obverse center fitting features the South African coat of arms in raised relief and is complete with 2 brass suspension rings. Comes complete with hangers, belt, and belt buckle in EX++ condition, with some lifting to buckle plating. CONSIGNMENT