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GERMAN NAVAL MESS DRESS DAGGER.
A very rare naval dagger measuring just 10 inches long and worn by naval officers from 1929 and into the Third Reich period until 1938, at which time the design was slightly changed. The dagger was worn by German naval officers with the formal evening dress uniform on special occasions. The flame ball pommel and crossguard still retain almost all original gilt finish. The superb orange grip is in mint condition. Mint blade by WKC is beautifully double etched with a floral design. The lightning bolt design scabbard still retains much of its original gilt finish. The last photograph is for a size comparison only with a standard naval dagger and it is not included in the price. This is a rare naval dagger missing from most collections. [Condition: Near Mint]