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VERY HISTORICAL WEIMAR NAVY 1929 NAVAL DAGGER - PROFUSELY MARKED.The history of the German naval dagger is a huge subject on it's own and one that I have always been very interested in. Tom Wittmann's navy book is a huge tome on the subject and spends a great deal of time discussing the early years of the German navy and the edged weapons they wore. This dagger would have been purchased by the naval administration and issued to midshipmen etc upon request. Officers were required to purchase their own daggers, but others did not have to. The dagger is made as one piece and cannot be broken down. The tang goes right through the flame pommel and is peened over the top. The grip is celluloid over wood and has a couple of age cracks running through the middle section, but no material is missing. The single twisted wire is in place. The crossguard has a spring mechanism that holds the scabbard in place. There is no 'push button' arrangement on this dagger. Works by tension alone. Scabbard is a smooth example, still has the lightning bolt design, but is much simpler. The scabbard suspension bands are in a figure of eight pattern. The blade is a plain navy variety and is nickle platd over steel. It is shorter than a normal Third Reich dagger, in fact the whole dagger is a bit smaller. The blade riccasso is profusely stamped with naval markings. There is an attributal number 'O 428' stamped both there and on the top of the scabbard . O for Ost Zee, west part of the naval ports in Germany. In addition, there is the Weimar stylised eagle with a M, and also the smaller naval inspection proof mark of a M. This dagger forms an integral part of the naval dagger history and covers that period after WW1 and before hostilities started again in the 1930's.
Code: 2506Price: 525.00 GBP
AN EARLY THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY ALCOSO WITH HAMMERED SCABBARD & KNOT.This is part of a small collection of lovely navy daggers I purchased this week, all are different makers and none are made by Eickhorn!!! This is a super example of an early ALCOSO made dagger with early hammered scabbard and sailing ship blade etch. This dagger would have started life as a 1929 'flame ball' dagger and has had one of the 1938 'replacement' Third Rich pommels added over 70 years ago. The exact type can be seen on page 229 on Tom Wittmann's ' Exploring the dress daggers of the German navy. Dagger is in excellent shape overall. It's been used, worn and loved over the years, so does not have any original fire gilt left. The hammered scabbard has a couple of extra 'carrying dents', which have been acquired over the years, but all very minor. There is a bullion knot tied in the navy fashion. The celluloid grip is a little grubby but no damage etc. All fittings are nicely toned brass. The blade is extremely nice and features the Alcoso 'SAILING SHIP' etch to both sides. The Alcoso trademark is stamped into the riccasso. The blade release button is situated in the middle of the reverse crossguard, and presently is missing the small screw in press button, but I will supply a replacement. A great looking dagger and another variation in the history of collecting German navy daggers. A great addition to any collection.
Code: 2507Price: 550.00 GBP
NICE MID-PERIOD, 1st Pattn. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH ALUMINIUM CHAINS.A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF A Luftwaffe 1st pattn dagger with the typical mix of materials associated with a dagger of this vintage. When first made in the 1930's all 1st type dagger were made of solid nickel. Crossguard, pommel chains etc. As the time progressed manufaturers used slightly different materials to make all of their daggers. The SA's were made of the grey metal alloy and then plated for instance. This also happened with the Luftwaffe daggers, before they were replaced by the 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe types. This one has the grey alloy type pommel and crossguard which have been nickel plated. Nice leather covered grip with triple wire. Scabbard has nickel plated STEEL fittings and an aluminium chain and clip. Body is covered with dark blue leather and is in good condition. Blade is a double edged polished steel type, in near mint condition. There is no maker on this blade. Overall a good example and typical of the type and period. Very good value for money.
Code: 2505Price: 495.00 GBP
BEST IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY DRESS BELT I HAVE OWNED!!!Like the Third Reich naval dress belts, these were worn on formal occasions and with full dress uniform. However, I have never had an IMPERIAL German navy dress belt in this condition and of this quality. Bearing in mind this item is now 100 years old, it is beautifully preserved in every way and you could not upgrade it to something better. The large brass buckle is MINT with still the gilt frosting over the brass. It features an anchor superimposed with the Imperial W, with the Imperial navy crown above it. The wide silver bullion belt is in perfect condition and interwoven with the Imperial navy colours of black and red. The inside of the belt is lined with off-white SILK! Absolutely wonderful quality. If you have an Imperial dagger or sword collection, this will go with it perfectly. Never seen a better belt than this.
MINIATURE 2ND LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY SMF - SEMI DE-NAZIFIED!!This is one of the classic miniatures, a 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger by the SMF company. HAs a great deep orange grip complete with thin twisted wire. The aluminium pommel has had the swastika lightly filed flat on one side but NOT on the other?? The aluminium crossguard has had the swastika snapped off below the eagles feet. The scabbard is perfect. Retains both tiny scabbard rings and has all the original colour. No damage at all. The blade is fine, has been used as a letter opener, but has a wonderful 2 line etched advert running down it for a newspaper.It says" Westfalian latest news Bielefeld Biggest daily paper in East-Westfalia".The reverse has the tiny logo for SMF. Unfortunate that it has been 'cleansed' a bit, but either leave it as it is, or use the parts for one you may have. Bought from Germany so hence the changes.
Code: 2503Price: 195.00 GBP
GREAT LOOKING NAVY DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL KNOT-LATER EICKHORN MAKER.I am a great fan of Third Reich navy daggers, always have been. A very classic dagger, and in good condition, nothing can beat them. This is a wonderful example 'out of the woodwork', just how I like to find them. There is a lot of the original fire gilt remaining all over the brass fittings, especially to the pommel, crossguard etc. There is approx 50% left on the scabbard. The dagger has not been cleaned or polished and has taken on a lovely 'golden' patina. This is especially evident on the original knot, which is tied in place and has toned to a lovely golden colour. The knot has NEVER been touched and remains in the exact tie from 70 years ago! The blade is mint and has the later post 1941 Eickhorn squirrel stamped into the riccasso. All the nickel plating is perfect and the charcoal grey etched panels are also in mint condition. The scabbard is dent free and matches the patina of the rest of the dagger. A really great looking piece.
WW2 K98 BAYONET BLACK LEATHER FROG WITH CROSS STRAP.A decent example of the K98 bayonet frog, complete with the cross strap to hold grip in place. In used, but very good condition with no tears etc. Leather remains supple and ready to slip onto a K98 bayonet. There is a maker mark on the reverse, but it is hardly visible.
Code: 2501Price: 38.00 GBP
ORIGINAL EICKHORN SWORD SALES/STOCK TAG-UNISSUED!From my stock of 'interesting things'. This is the white thin cardboard tag that would have been tied to any of the Eickhorn swords when sold new, or when they came from the factory. Never been issued, it has details to put the item/sword number cod or type and the length of the sword overall and the length of the blade. A great piece of original sales paraphernalia. If you have an unissued or mint sword, this would go perfectly.
Code: 2500Price: 35.00 GBP
SUPER, DOUBLE MARKED HJ KNIFE BY TIGER. NO MOTTOThis HJ boys knife is in superb condition overall. I estimate this was produced around 1938 when the order to delete the HJ motto from the blade was instigated as the reverse of the blade carries the lovely TIGER motto AND the attributable RZM number code on the riccasso. Blade is in great condition and not sharpened. Hit has ALL of the nickel plating. Grip is perfect with faultless HJ diamond which 'wiggles' slightly. Leather blade washer is intact. Scabbard is undamaged and has full coat of original black paint which has slightly 'bubbled' through age and time. Black leather belt loop and cross snap are perfect. reverse of belt strap is stamped with the leather maker. An oakleaf with LS each side. A VERY nice example of a transitional HJ dagger.
SET OF REPRODUCTION NAVY DAGGER HANGERS.Original navy dagger hangers are now much harder to find and expensive. I am not usually in the habit of selling reproductions, but these came in with something else, so if someone would like them, please go ahead.
Buckles and clips are very good and are gilded aluminium. I am sure the buckles are real. Decent fabric straps which are in a man-made material, not moire fabric with real velvet backs.
Overall look a presentable set for display only.
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