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THIRD REICH NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER WITH RARE IVORY GRIP, NAMED TO ORIGINAL OWNER AND BY RARE MAKER.
This is a superb deluxe example of a 1938 model German naval officers dagger. The crossguard and eagle pommel still retain some original gilt finish. The superb and rare white ivory / bone grip is in fine condition and they are extremely difficult to find as this was at the time an expensive extra cost deluxe feature, this is a truly beautiful looking grip. The double etched blade features the dolphin and fouled anchor design, the reverse side is stamped with the makers details for Puma Solingen with there cats head trade mark in a diamond and which is a rare maker to find for naval daggers (it is also interesting that Puma was the company that produced the ultra rare so called Naval assault dagger).The scabbard is the lightning bolt type and it is in fine condition, the reverse side is beautifully engraved in decorative script with owners details which are not easy to read but appears to be, Lt K. Henler Kiel 1941, with these details it should be possible to research the officers history and so it would make a good research project. Complete with original silver knot. This naval dagger really has everything a collector could wish for, rare maker, deluxe ivory grip, superb condition and named to the original owner who was an officer. [Condition: Near Mint]