Ultra Rare Personalized Royal Bulgarian Labor Corps (Trudovaks) Dagger (#27781)

Ultra Rare Personalized Royal Bulgarian Labor Corps (Trudovaks) Dagger (#27781)

Maker: Puma Solingen, puma head inside diamond TM; Condition: EX+/EX++

$1,495.00

Puma Solingen, puma head inside diamond TM.  Hilt fittings show light surface wear/age patina to the silver-colored pommel in the shape of a closed Simons’ crown with light age/wear to the gilted brass crossguard featuring quillons of a lion’s head and pickaxe/spade, with white metal central quillon block in the form of a Bulgarian crest.  Dark orange celluloid grip shows light surface wear with one hairline crack and a slight area of discoloration adjacent to the obverse crossguard.  Reverse quillon block is personalized with the engraved gothic initial “S” filled with red enamel.  Grip is complete with tight twisted brass wire wrap.  Plated double-edged, double-fullered Kriegsmarine style blade grades excellent+, showing light surface wear with some minor gray speckling primarily on ricasso, and is complete with red felt blade buffer pad.  Obverse ricasso is stamped with the Bulgarian Simons’ crown above a Cyrillic “B” (cipher of King Boris III – 1918-1943).  Dent-free scabbard retains approximately 98% of the black enamel finish instead of the more commonly seen black leatherette.  Scabbard features upper and lower oak leaf embellished scabbard bands with twisted rope scabbard rings, as well as a lower scabbard fitting with obverse and reverse oak leaf embellishment.  All fittings show light surface wear and age patina.  On the obverse scabbard between the scabbard bands is the emblem of the Trudovaks in white metal.  Nice Puma example with variation painted scabbard.  EX+/EX++.