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German WWII Navy Officers Dagger, Fun Story
This item is listed for historical interest only. It was listed on our site previously but has been sold and is no longer available for purchase.
Sold for: $575.00

German WWII Navy Officers Dagger, Fun Story
This item is listed for historical interest only. It was listed on our site previously but has been sold and is no longer available for purchase.
Sold for: $575.00

Original era manufacture.  As most are aware, Terri and I have moved our home and business to Northern Arizona, after living in Maricopa county for over 50 years. This job has taken over our lives during the past three months, and at times it seems to  have no end in sight. Not only must the normal household items be moved, but also the collection and our business too. Even after enlisting the aid of a local mover with two 26 foot moving truck loads, Terri and I have logged over 4,000 miles on our cargo van thus far, hauling loads on our twice weekly, 350 mile per day round trip journeys. Our old house must be prepped for sale during this time too, and that job has been made much, much easier thanks to the help of our wonderful realtor and good friend Maggie, with her crew of excellent tradesmen she deploys. One of those tradesmen is an all-round handyman by the name of Wesley. He has worked with us before and is really a marvel at what he can accomplish. This time he noticed that we sold militaria for a living, and asked if we purchased items? Well we all know the answer to that one, "of course we do!", eagerly awaiting his reply. Wesley said he had a German dagger that his father-in-law had brought home, and that Wes had given it to a neighbor to sell for him. Oh well we thought, that's gone for sure, so we forgot about it. Last Saturday on what was to be our next-to-the-last trip to the old house, (which always seems to require an extra trip, after the pile in the garage multiplies in our absence) Wesley shows up while we were loading our van, and produces this Kriegsmarine dagger from the cab of his truck. So cool, we just never know when or where this stuff will show up, and a really nice touch that on one of our last visits to our dear old hacienda, we were able to purchase a nice relic from a nice guy. So here we have it, a standard Kriegsmarine officer's dagger, plain blade, no makers mark, with the edges of the blade lightly sharpened. No staining, pitting or corrosion issues. Clean cast brass guard and pommel, with a damage free grip and intact wire binding. The pommel is loose from over-tightening (a common flaw) but is otherwise very nice. Super clean, dent-free scabbard with most of the original lacquer remaining on the surface. So, not the rarest maker, or an elaborate engraved example, just an honest Navy right out of the woods, or to be exact, right out of the Tonto National Forest in Mesa Arizona.   


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