Original WWII German Army Heer Officer Dagger by Emil Voos - Pumpkin Glass Grip
Original Item: Only One Available. This Emil Voos Army Officer's Dagger is stunning. The most notable feature is the "burnt almond" or "deep pumpkin" colored "glass" grip which is in excellent condition. The pommel of this dagger is also in excellent condition. The silvering is intact throughout this pommel. The standing oak leaves and acorns are crisply detailed and have good black backgrounds.
The generic B crossguard retains silvering and has a fine patination. The details throughout the characteristic Emil Voos eagle are exceptional throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika. The grip is a very pretty, deep pumpkin color, with a reverse grip that has toned to an even darker shade. This grip is in perfect condition throughout.
The scabbard is a fine Voos 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 dual flush mount screws..
The very nice mint blade is bright nickel throughout with the original crossgrain. The needle-like tip is still intact. The reverse ricasso is etched with the early Emil Voos snake and tree stump logo. The original blue pebbled leather blade buffer is in place within the deep recesses of the guard.
This is a wonderful rare example that you won't find again.
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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