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Original WWII German Army Heer Officer Dagger by "Siegfried" Ernst Pack & Söhne with Scabbard

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice service used condition German Army Officer's Dagger, produced by the rare and very desirable Solingen-based firm Ernst Pack & Söhne, complete with its original scabbard. The fittings on this dagger look to be plated aluminum alloy, which was then antiqued to give it a great look. The aluminum pommel is in very good condition, showing some wear through around the bottom edge and on the very bottom. The standing oak leaves and acorns are crisply detailed around the pommel, with lots of antiquing still present in the recessed areas.

The crossguard looks to be made in the same way, with antiqued plating over the aluminum, which is well retained, but a bit worn on the sharp edges. There is also a bit of lifting and oxidation of the base material on both sides, though for the most part it still looks very nice. The details throughout the characteristic Pack eagle are exceptional throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swas. It really just looks great, with the perfect patina. The grip ferrule is plated steel, and still looks great, with antiquing in the recesses of the design. The celluloid grip is in very good shape, with some light staining and a lovely aged ivory color. It has not faded to orange like so many do, and it has lovely antiquing in the grooves. There are no cracks or chip to speak off, and the hilt is still solid on the tang of the blade, with the leather blade buffer still present.

The blade is in good condition, and definitely shows signs of past overall light oxidation and later cleaning. The original factory polish grind crossgrain can still be seen easily near the cross guard, and also in various areas throughout the blade, though it is faint due to cleaning. This texture is iconic, and is the definitive identifying characteristic for a real WWII German Blade. The needle-like tip is still intact, with no bending, though it may have been cleaned up a bit. The overall finish is relatively dull, and cleaning has definitely made the trademark hard to see. The edge has not been sharpened, as is correct.

The rear ricasso of the blade is etched with the FULL trademark logo of E. Pack & Söhne, which is in excellent condition. The mark shows their trademark "Young Siegfried wielding a hammer" Logo, surrounded by:

Siegfried
ERNST PACK & SÖHNE M-B-H WAFFENFABRIK
(Jung Siegfried Logo)

SOLINGEN
WAFFEN

Per J. Anthony Carter's book GERMAN KNIFE AND SWORD MAKERS, this firm used this trademark on Army Officer daggers from the mid war period to the end of the war. The company survived the war, until it was sold in the 1960s to another knife company from Solingen, and the maker mark continued to be used into the 1990s.

The scabbard is a fine example, and is made of high quality plated steel, and matches the fittings well, showing antiquing in the recesses and sides. There are no large dents or bends that we can see. This scabbard has very crisp, finely pebble grained panels, and the carrying bands have a very nice overlapping oak and acorn motif, a common design seen on German edged weapons. The throat is the thinner style, and has "cheese head" securing screws on the narrow sides of the scabbard. The finish is well retained for the most part, with some wear around the top from handing, as well as some bubbling.

A very nice example of this model of dagger, from a very desirable maker and complete with an original scabbard. Ready to display!

Specifications:
Blade Length: 9 3/4"
Blade Style: Spear Point Dagger
Overall length: 14 5/8“
Crossguard: 2 3/4”
Scabbard Length: 11 1/8"

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 swas.

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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