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RARE GERMAN NAVAL MESS DRESS OFFICERS DAGGER.
This rare model German naval dagger measure just about 2/3 the size of a standard naval dagger and was worn with the formal Naval officers mess dress uniform on special occasion and it was worn during the Wiemar republic period and into the Third Reich period and certainly until 1938 when a new model was introduced. Mint orange grip with gilt wire wrap.The crossguard and pommel still retain all original gilt finish. Mint blade is double etched with long floral panels and it is maker marked with the knights head trade mark for WKC. Superb gilt brass lightning bolt scabbard.The dagger measures just over 10 inches or 27 cm long. A very attractive and rare dagger missing from most collections. The last photograph shows a second dagger, this is just for a size comparison and the dagger is not included in the price.[Condition: Near Mint]