LUFTWAFFE 1ST MODEL DAGGER BELONGING TO A LUFTWAFFE GENERAL.
This is a very early production example with all nickel silver fittings. Blue leather grip in in excellent condition, matching nickel silver crossguard and pommel inset with brass swastikas. Blade by SMF Solingen and it is also stamped with a waffen amp stamp, the blade shows some faint spotting and age. Matching scabbard with nickel mounts, the leather shows wear to the edge seam but the leather covering is in over all excellent condition, the reverse side of the top silver mount is personalized with a presentation inscription and it is engraved in a complicated but attractive Gothic style which is not easy to decipher but appears to be, Generalmajor F.Kontor III.FT.154 Schonwalder E 1935. Complete with chain hanger having six upper and 10 lower silver links, the spring catch is in perfect working order. A very interesting dagger that has not been reserched but it would certainly make an excellent research project. [Condition: Exc+]