8. A 1ST TYPE GERMAN NAZI DAGGER, SMF SOLINGEN, 1938-1945

The 1st Model Luftwaffe evolved from DLV officer’s daggers, shortened for a comfortable use. In 1935, Hitler unveiled the "secret" Luftwaffe to the world, defying the Versailles Treaty. Initially, only Luftwaffe Officers with flying status wore the new Fliegerdolch. Later, regulations were relaxed and other Officers were permitted to wear the "flying dagger". After 1937, Officers were required to wear the newly introduced Offizierdolch or 2nd Model Luftwaffe dagger. The 1st Model, from that point on, was worn by high ranking NCO's, not officers. Offered example, with aluminum fittings, was produced after 1938.
Origin: Germany.
Length in scabbard - 48,2 cm, without – 44,6 cm.
Blade: Straight tapering double-edged blade with one narrow fuller. Stamped by SMF, mark with the king sitting on throne, “SM(F)” and “(S)OLING(EN)” for Solingen Metallwaren Fabrik on the blade near the hilt. Length of the blade 30,1 cm, width 23,7 mm.
Hilt: Brass guard and pommel. Guard with quillons bent towards the blade. Wooden grip widening in the middle, covered with original brown leather and wrapped with brass wire. White metal ring between guard and the grip.
Scabbard: iron scabbard with decorative white metal fittings, leather missing, one suspension ring with aluminum chain, second suspension ring missing.
Condition report: blade cleaned, in good condition, small pitting and scratches. Brass parts of the hilt with patina, wear off, scratches and small dents. Grip leather worn off. Iron scabbard affected by corrosion, pitting, scratches and dents with one suspension ring and leather missing. Aluminum fittings with scratches and some amount of wear. Both swastikas removed from the hilt.

Sale No 10148

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