Original WWII German 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with DRGM marked Belt Hanger

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a nice example of a 2nd Model Luftwaffe dagger, typical of the style produced later in the war, complete with a very nice DRGM marked belt hanger. The celluloid grip of this 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger is a lovely pumpkin orange color and in fine condition. It is still wrapped with original silver bullion wire, which has a great color. There are some small chips around the ends, typical of celluloid, as it becomes more brittle as it ages.

The hilt mounts are very nice on this dagger, though there is a small amount of wear. The pommel is aluminum, a very common material used on 2nd model Luftwaffe Daggers. The oak leaves around them are raised out and heavily hand enhanced. It shows overall light wear, with a nice patina.

The crossguard is made of Aluminum, which was an "Air Age" material, which was used to make most airplanes. It was considered fitting and desirable for the eagle-shaped guard to be made of this material. The front side is an eagle with a breast and talon area that is vaulted out much more so than the crossguards seen on other types of daggers. This guard shows little wear and has excellent feathering on the eagle. The bird, of course, flies to the left and grasps a mobile swas in his talons. The reverse panel is decorated with small pebbling, which shows a bit of wear. The ferrule looks to be solid nickel or another alloy, and is still excellent.

This scabbard is a fine, straight example, having a good aged zinc plating over the steel base, with a lovely patina. The zinc bands are well defined and have hand enhanced oak leaves tipped at a 45 degree angle, with little wear. The throat is retained by a single screw on the rear of the scabbard.

The carbon steel blade is in very good condition, and has not been sharpened or used. There is a bit of deformation to the tip, but nothing major. There are some stained areas, however it still has a good deal of the original factory final polish crossgrain throughout. It may have been polished a bit during its life time, and there is no maker mark that we can see, however this was not uncommon. Some blade makers would sell unmarked blades to fitting manufacturers, who did not leave any markings either. The leather blade washer is still present, but it is deteriorated due to pressure from the scabbard.

The dagger comes complete with genuine original hangers that are in very good condition with no major issues, and a felt backing. The end clips seem to be zinc, while the buckles are finely decorated aluminum. The belt clip is marked D.R.G.M., indicating they are a trademarked design. The felt backing of the hanger is almost entirely intact, though the bullion front does show wear. Also there is a repair where the upper strap wraps around the belt clip. All spring clips are fully functional.

This is a nice 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger, offered in very nice condition with hanger, ready to display!

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