Item:
ON2979

Original WWII German Army Heer Officer Dagger

Regular price $695.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. This early Army Officer's Dagger is unmarked. The hilt fittings however appear to be those of Carl Eickhorn. The pommel is in good condition but does show a little bit of wear to the silvering around the edges and also some on the top surfaces. The rim is nice and crisp however. The eagle is very crisp. The ferrule is a fine example.

The hilt is decorated with the original-to-the-piece portepee in excellent condition. The scabbard is a fine WKC example, with much of the silvering and some of the frosting along the edges. This straight scabbard has very crisp, finely grained panels. The carrying bands have an excellent pattern of overlapping oak leaves and acorns, with hand enhancing evident on each of the leaves. The throat is the thicker style and is held in place by a single flat head screw on the upper right edge.

The extra cost blade also does a lot for the excitement of this dagger. The blade is a nickel-plated example. The nickel plating still retains its mirror finish and has lots of appeal together with the needle-like tip. This blade is in mint condition. The original large style brown leather washer is in place.

A wonderful opportunity to add a genuine WW2 Herr dagger to your collection at an affordable price!

The German Army (Heer) first carried a dagger beginning in 1935. The weapon was worn in lieu of occasions not demanding the wearing of a more formal sword. The dagger design was quite attractive featuring silvered heavy fittings with white or colored grip. The crossguard depicted a Wehrmacht open-winged eagle clutching a wreathed swastika.

The pommel depicted oak leafing around the outer circumference. The scabbard had panels of pebble designs. Later produced examples were plated with nickel, and late war-made pieces were unplated, finished in a gray color metal. These daggers are often encountered with an aluminum portepee.

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