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Original German 1st Pattern Luftwaffe (Air Force) Dagger With Chain And Scabbard


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Original German 1st Pattern Luftwaffe (Air Force) Dagger With Chain And Scabbard.  Early, roughly 31cm long, bright, nickel/silver plated, drop forged steel, double edged, stiletto style blade with a flat central plane. The blade is still very bright and clean and shows minimal light surface scratching and scabbard runners. There is no maker mark present on the blade.  The original pebbled, blue leather washer is intact. The dagger has a cast, nickel/silver plated alloy crossguard and pommel. 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 to each side of the circular panel. The formed wooden grip is wrapped in blue Moroccan leather (shows wear) with dual twisted nickel/silver plated wire wrap flanked by a single strand of straight wire to both the top and bottom edges. The circular pommel also has gilt washed, sunwheel swastikas to each side. The dagger comes complete with its original, blue Moroccan leather wrapped scabbard with three nickel/silver plated alloy fittings. All scabbard screws are complete. The top and center fittings each have a hanger ring and an integral nickel/silver plated alloy hanger with nine circular links to the top hanger and fourteen circular links to the bottom hanger. Both the top and bottom chain link hangers are attached to a nickel/silver plated alloy friction clip. 1st pattern daggers are much more scarce and desirable than the common 2nd pattern versions. Brought home a U.S. Veteran as a war trophy. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided.

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