Ultra Rare Personalized Royal Bulgarian Labor Corps (Trudovaks) Dagger w/Chain Hanger (#26891)

Ultra Rare Personalized Royal Bulgarian Labor Corps (Trudovaks) Dagger w/Chain Hanger (#26891)

No maker; Condition EX++

$2,650.00

Ultra Rare Personalized Royal Bulgarian Labor Corps (Trudovaks) Dagger w/\Chain Hanger. No maker. The gilded brass hilt fittings show minor surface wear with portions of gilding remaining in the recesses of the pommel in the shape of a closed Simons’ crown and the stippled crossguard featuring quillon tips of a lion’s head and pickaxe/spade with white metal, obverse central quillon block in the form of a Bulgarian crest. The stippled pattern reverse quillon block is personalized with a Gothic “K” and “B” with the Roman numeral “II” highlighted in red background frosting. The medium orange, solid-celluloid grip shows minor age toning slightly darker on the obverse with light surface wear but, no cracks, chips or scuffs and is complete with tight twisted brass wire wrap. The plated double-edged, elliptical cross section blade grades Near MINT showing only minor runner marks but, no shadowing, pitting or nicks to cutting edges, and is complete with dark red felt buffer pad. Dent-free steel scabbard, instead of the more commonly seen black leatherette, shows uniform surface wear with traces of the original black anodized finish remaining adjacent to the scabbard fittings. 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 incised oak leaf embellishment. All fittings show light surface wear and age patina with the scabbard throat secured by two headless retaining screws. Attached the obverse scabbard shell between the scabbard bands is the emblem of the Trudovaks in white metal. The nickel-silver chain hanger consisting of 11 upper and 12 lower rings with early, unmarked nickel-silver clip shows light wear/dark age patina with no damage to the rings, connector links or lower spring clips. Ultra-RARE personlalized dagger. EX ++