Original WWII German 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger by Alcoso

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger is a classic Alcoso piece. The aluminum hilt fittings have the dark backgrounds in the recesses. This pommel has good detail to the oak leaves and the swass on both sides are nicely vaulted. The matching cross guard is the thinner variety we normally see on these pieces.

The cross guard depicts an eagle flying to the viewer’s left clutching a mobile swas. The feathering in the quillon arms as well as the eagle’s eye, beak and talons is outstanding. The reverse panel has good pebbling and the upper quillon arms have the engraved oak leaf and acorn motif.

The ferrule is a fine matching example. The grip is a appealing tangerine-orange color. This grip is in choice condition throughout and in perfect condition. It is tightly wrapped with a springy aluminum wire. Tied about the lower area of the grip is what appears to be the original-to-the-piece portepee. This portepee shows a little bit of usage and wear but basically has very minor fraying and is in very good condition

The scabbard is a typical Alcoso type, having the distinctive rounded shape to the shell. It has the airplane gray finish throughout and good, fine pebbled surfaces. The aluminum carrying bands contrast with the color of the scabbard shell. The blade is a fine, bright example having all of its original cross graining. Other than a few of the tiniest of stains, this blade is in mint condition, still retaining its needlelike tip.

The reverse ricasso is etched with the trademark used from 1937-1939. It features a set of scales with the firm’s initials ACS interspersed. Above the scales in an arch shape is the firm’s block lettered name ALCOSO and below is the location city Solingen. The original leather washer is deep within the cross guard recesses.

A fine Alcoso example here.

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