EXCELLENT Original WWII German Army (Heer) OFFICER’S DAGGER. (Heer Offizierdolch) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified.
Original WWII German Army (Heer) OFFICER’S DAGGER. (Heer Offizierdolch) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The dagger features a roughly, 26cm long, drop forged steel construction, nickel/silver plated, stiletto style blade with a flat central ridge and a full length, including the hilt, of roughly, 38cm. Nice clean blade. Maker marked to “Carl Eickhorn Solingen”. The original brown leather washer is still intact. The dagger has a cast alloy, crossguard, ferrule, and pommel. The obverse crossguard features the embossed, army style national eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in its talons and a plain reverse. The ferrule and pommel both feature embossed repeating oak-leaf patterns. The dagger has a molded, dark orange/yellow, celluloid grip with the correct, diagonally angled ribbing. The dagger comes with its original, tooled, magnetic sheet metal construction scabbard with a random pebbled pattern to both the obverse and reverse and smooth side panels. Both of the sweated on scabbard bands with a repeating, horizontally embossed oak-leaf pattern and the hanger suspension rings are intact. The single, dome headed, throat retaining screw is also intact. This is one of the nicest Army daggers we have had in some time. This example retains 90% of the original factory protective lacquer that was sprayed over the silver plated exterior. This laquer was designed to prevent tarnishing, and is a common substance applied to most Third Reich silver items. Of course, the lacquer usually got polished off, and there are vert few examples remaining today that display this much lacquer. Truly an “uncleaned” piece. Nice period used dagger captured by a U.S. Veteran and brought home as a war trophy. Nice used example showing the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. A very desirable dagger in good condition. 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. Solid example, DON”T MISS THIS ONE!