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This is a beautiful example which would be very difficult to improve on. All silver platted hilt fitting are in fine condition, the platted pommel nut is engraved with the original owners initials.The black ebony grip is inset with SS insignia and and silver eagle, the grip is in fine condition, there are a couple of small and very minor faint hairlines near the crossguard as is often seen with these ebony grips but there are no chips or damage to the insignia. The blade features the SS motto to the obverse side, the reverse side is plain with out a makers name which is correct for the 1936 model leaders dagger and it is in near mint condition. The scabbard and chain hanger are also in exceptional condition, the scabbard still retains all of the factory bluing, the matching silver scabbard mount still retain all of the silver finish. The chain hanger is the 2nd type, the detail to the skull and rune links is exceptional, the reverse side of one of the links has the normal SS acceptance stamp, the spring clip is perfect and it is in working order.The dagger grip is fitted with a silver portepee it is interesting to note that it is stitched into place with black cotton on the reverse side and it can not be removed from the grip with out cutting and probably damaging the knot (silver knots could be worn by SS officers serving with the Waffen SS and the SD). Attached to the chain hanger is a black belt loop. A superb example much nicer than most. [Condition: Exc++]