DLV FLYERS KNIFE BY SMF WITH UNIT MARKINGS AND WITH OWNERS INITIALS.
This very interesting heavily personalized example is especially nice as it has never been cleaned and all early nickel silver fitting have a very attractive age patina. The original blue leather grip is in excellent condition. The black enamel to the crossguard swastikas is perfect, the tip of the crossguard is stamped with the letter K which you often see on original DLV daggers. The pommel is engraved with the original owners initials KE. The blade is by SMF, it does shows some faint spotting but it is very minor and the blade is still very bright, this is still a very nice blade. The blue leather scabbard is in fine condition and it is complete with matching nickel silver mounts, the scabbard throat has a number of stampings, DLV organization stamping, issue number 23, letter stamp H, unusual waffen amp stamp which is F36 and also the owners initials KE, I have never seen a scabbard on a DLV with so many issue stamps it is very unusual and fascinating. Complete with hanger which is also personalized, the metal disk is engraved on both sides with the owners initials KE. It is rather amazing to find a German dagger that has been personalized in four places by the original owner initials, it is very unusual to say the least. [Condition: Exc++]