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IMPERIAL GERMAN 1890 PATTERN NAVAL DAGGER PERSONALIZED AND WITH WITH INSCRIPTION TO ENGRAVED BLADE.
This is the German Imperial naval cadets model of 1890 and it is a very long dagger which measures just over 19 inches or about 49cm long. Closed gilt brass crown pommel is in fine condition with matching crossguard.Real ivory grip is in superb condition. Fine condition double etched blade, the obverse side features long decorative foliage panel that features a crowned anchor, large sailing ship, crossed swords, the reverse side also features a long foliage panel incorporating the sailing ship in the design and with inscription, FESTEN MUTHS IN STURM UND GEFAHR. Matching long brass lightning bolt scabbard is also in excellent condition, the reverse side is engraved with the original owners initials in a complicated design but which appears to be RW ? The dagger is complete with the scarce imperial naval knot with blue and red flecking in the cord. This is a really nice example of a scarce Imperial German naval dagger pattern which is even more desirable because of the inscription, owners initials and knot. [Condition: Exc++]