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This impressive example was originally part of the advanced John Pepera collection and was sold several years ago when his collection was dispersed by auction. This is a good early example made even more desirable because it is school stamped, which not all are. All early nickel silver hilt fittings, the lower guard is school stamped P 417 which is the abbreviation for the NPEA School at Potsdam and which was the 2nd NPEA School established in 1933.The brown wooden grip is is in excellent condition with just a few small insignificant age and wearing marks. The blade is in excellent condition with some original polish and crossgrain finish still remaining, the obverse side features the NPEA motto, MEHR SEIN ALS SCHEINEN (Be more than you appear to be), the reverse side features the suppliers / makers details, Karl Burgsmuller, Berlin, Charlottenburg 5, the felt buffer pad is still in place. The matching bayonet scabbard retains about 90% original olive green paint to the obverse side and about 75% to the reverse side, the under side of the scabbard stud has the stamped in parts number which all original Burgsmuller's should have. A very nice example of a very difficult dagger to find especially when school marked and with excellent provenance. [Condition: Exc++]..