IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER, DELUXE EXAMPLE WITH UNIQUE SCABBARD AND DAMASCUSE BLADE.
This superb deluxe private purchase example is slimmer than most which gives it a very elegant look, it came privately from a good contact and has not been in a collection before. The Imperial crown pommel and crossguard still retain almost all original gilt finish. Fine quality ivory grip is in just about mint condition and is very attractive. The fine quality damasuse blade is by WKC, it is the traditional water pattern style but with more definition than most, the tip of the blade has been carefully sharpened but for some strange reason you often see this with imperial naval daggers, the blade is still in extremely nice condition. The scabbard is especially beautiful and it is in perfect condition and still in almost full gilt, the scabbard has a hammered background design with four highly decorative panels of oak leaves and acorns to each side, the quality is exceptional. These Imperial naval daggers with deluxe scabbards are still very good value when compared to the latter Third Reich naval daggers with deluxe scabbards which sell for considerably more and those normally have only etched blades. [Condition: Exc++]