Uncleaned Army Officer’s Dagger w/Portepee (#31041)

Uncleaned Army Officer’s Dagger w/Portepee (#31041)

Maker: WKC; Condition: EX++

$825.00

WKC, knight’s helmet TM. This textbook example exhibits features associated with WKC produced Army daggers: 2nd style WKC crossguard with “tomahawk” beak design and scabbard with one flat head pattern side-mount, throat retaining screw as used later in the period. Silver-plated pommel, ferrule and crossguard show uniform uncleaned age patina with no lifting or crazing to plating. Medium yellow, solid celluloid grip shows minor surface wear/age toning with one tiny nick on edge of grip swirl on upper reverse. Mirror polished blade grades EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks to the flats of the blade and a tiny nick to lower reverse cutting edge, but no graying or pitting. Blade is complete with dark brown leather blade buffer pad. Dent-free silver-plated steel scabbard retains much of original factory frosting on scabbard edges with age patina to pebbled panels and to well detailed oak leaf suspension bands. The 23cm, Luftwaffe pattern portepee appears original to the dagger and grades VG+ with wear/fraying to cord.