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Original WWII Era Scarce 1st Model Early German Luftwaffe Dagger By F. & A. Helbig Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran

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Original WWII Era Scarce 1st Model Early German Luftwaffe Dagger By F. & A. Helbig Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran. Early, (circa 1936-1937), roughly, 30.5cm long, bright, nickel/silver plated, drop forged steel, double edged, stiletto style blade with a flat central plane. The blade shows surface spotting through-out. The reverse ricasso is well marked with acid etched manufacturers logo, name and location. The logo consists of a vertically oval cartouche with the manufacturers name “F. & A. Helbig“, . The original pebbled, blue leather washer is intact. The dagger has a cast, polished natural aluminum crossguard and pommel with gilt washed sunwheel swastikas one of which is missing (see photos) The crossguard is in the form of extended, horizontal, down swept, stylized wings with a raised, central, circular panel with a gilt washed sunwheel swastika.  The formed wooden grip is wrapped in blue Moroccan leather (with some loss) with dual, twisted, natural aluminum wire wrap. The plain aluminum wires that flank the central twisted example is intact. The dagger comes complete with its original, blue Moroccan leather wrapped, magnetic sheet metal scabbard with three polished natural aluminum fittings. All three of the polished natural aluminum fittings are in fair-good condition and all three are secured to the scabbard with countersunk, flathead screws some missing. The top and center fittings each have a hanger ring and an integral natural aluminum hanger with seven circular links to the top hanger and nine circular links to the bottom hanger. One joiner link is missing and a piece of string is holding it. Both the top and bottom chain link hangers are attached to a natural aluminum friction clip. The reverse of the friction clip is unmarked. The finely grained blue leather wrap to the scabbard is in overall fair to  good condition with some minimal scuffs and scrapes. Overall a fair but authentic early dagger that is 100% authentic and fairly priced for the condition it is in. Nice used example showing the expected  age and wear. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran as a trophy of war. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic, A very collectible  authentic  daggers are among the most desirable of all Third Reich Relics.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.