LUFTWAFFE 1ST MODEL DAGGER BY RARE MAKER AND NAMED TO ORIGINAL OWNER.
This is a very early quality example produced in nickel silver and dating from the initial production period of 1935 / 1936, all nickel fittings have a nice age patina as the dagger has never been cleaned. Blue leather grip is in fine condition. The nickel crossguard and pommel feature matching sun wheel swastikas. The blade is close to near mint condition, the reverse side features the very desirable makers name for, Gebr Heller Marienthal B.Scheina/Thal & featuring there balloon man trademark (this maker is better known for his DLV daggers), the blade is also stamped with a Waffen amp mark and a three digit number.The matching scabbard is in fine condition with perfect leather shell which is fitted with three nickel silver mounts, the top mount reverse side is engraved with the original owners name, BAUM. Complete with matching nickel silver chain hanger and officers silver bullion dress knot. Checking my Luftwaffe rank list there is only one officer named Baum listed, Major Ludwig Baum who was promoted to Major on the 1.4.1942, a copy of his entry will be included with dagger. This dagger really has it all, rare maker, early quality and named to officer and which i am sure would make an interesting research project.[Condition: Exc++]