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COPY OF A 16TH CENTURY HOLBEIN DAGGER.
The Holbein dagger is very interesting as the SA / SS dagger were modeled on them, the example i have to offer for sale is a 20th century copy of one of these rare 16th century daggers but it is impossible to accurately date it. The silver hilt is cast in one piece and shows some age and wear, the obverse side of the grip is decorated with the devil and other demonic designs, the reverse side features three maidens which are perhaps being prepared for sacrifice. The blade is also very similar to an SA blade and it is decorated on both sides with floral designs, it does have some old age spotting and rust marks.The scabbard is very impressive as it is decorated on both sides with the medieval dance of death design. A very unusual and high quality dagger which would look great displayed with a collection of SA daggers. It is impossible to date this dagger and so it is sold as seen. [Condition: Exc++]