Original WWII German 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger By E&F Horster Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original WWII German 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger By E&F Horster Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Measuring 428 mm, with the scabbard on, this dagger features a 265 mm nickel-plated steel blade, magnetic, with sharpened edges and having a semi-sharp tip. The blade’s reverse ricasso is maker marked E. & F. Horster & Co Gmbh, Solingen, with the company’s downward pointing sword and interlocking HHS initials. It retains its crossgraining, in addition to scratches overall, common to extraction and return to the scabbard, natural shine, with scattered surface wear, better than very fine. The dark brown finished leather washer at the crossguard junction exhibits crazing but remains intact. Bright aluminum hilt fittings includes the embellished pommel and eagle crossguard, the surfaces on both exhibiting moderate contact marks and surface wear. The silvered metal ferrule is magnetic and emblazoned with a repeating oak leaf motif. Ivory celluloid grip exhibits yellowing on its reverse, with ten rows of silver-coloured springy wire in the recesses of the ribbing. the dagger measuring 392 mm overall. Silvered metal scabbard is magnetic, with a traditional pebbled finish, the chape with a cluster of three oak leaves and acorns motif on both sides, terminating in a ball finial, the throat retained by a single mounted screw, magnetic metal oak leaf bands with rings, the scabbard without dents and measuring 295 mm. A nice looking 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger, and one that definitely saw period wear but is still in good condition. 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 an outstanding example. Don’t miss this one! 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. Excellent example, DON”T MISS THIS ONE!