Outstanding 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger
- Product Code: EWSK-1045-SOLD
- Availability: Out Of Stock
This is a really outstanding example of the 2nd Model Luftwaffe Officer’s Dagger, which was authorized for use by officers and flying personnel from 1937 through the end of the Third Reich. The dagger is complete with the original scabbard, as well as with the correct hangers and aluminum flying personnel portepee. The dagger is maker marked by Ernst Pack of Solingen. The ricasso bears Pack’s etched logo which reads ERNST PACK & SOHNE / M.B.H. / WAFFENDABRIK / SOLINGEN with the additional mark SIEGFRIED WAFFFEN surrounding the logo, using the S in “Siegfried” to join the two words above and below the logo. The dagger is truly in EXCELLENT condition and the blade remains in bright, shiny condition with an excellent etched logo. The blade is so brilliant that it was almost impossible to take any photos without the lights, or objects in the room reflecting in the blade. The aluminum fittings show excellent, sharp detail, both in the decorative swastika on the pommel cap and in the Luftwaffe Eagle on the cross guard. The celluloid grip has a gorgeous deep butterscotch color to it and retains all of the original wire wrapping. The grip is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or shrinkage. The pebble grain scabbard is in excellent condition as well, with a nice mellow pewter color. The raised oak leaf embellishment at the end of the scabbard and the hanger mounts are crisp and sharp, with nice contrast and detail. The original suspension rings are in place, and the correct hanger is attached to them. The Luftwaffe double strap hanger is constructed of blue gray fabric with silver details and grey velvet backing. The aluminum hardware shows high quality raised details. The adjustment buckles work as they should, as do the snap hooks. The hanger fabric is in wonderful condition and shows only the most minor light wear from handling and some very minor fading to the blue gray fabric and the velvet backing. The dagger also has the correct aluminum portepee, which displays wonderfully with the dagger. The portepee is in fantastic condition, and shows only some light handling wear “ no significant wear, damage or fraying is noted on the portepee.
Overall this is a really top of the line example of a 2nd Model Luftwaffe Officer’s Dagger that is complete with the correct hanger and portepee that displays wonderfully and would be a difficult grouping to improve upon. This is a nice, 100% correct dagger group that will look fantastic in your dagger or Luftwaffe display.SOLD.