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A very nice example of the RAD officers dagger, blade by Eickhornwhich is in magnificent condition. The Arbeit Adelt logo with all its original grey finish in its lower field. Standard Eickhorn etched trademark. The dagger fits perfectly into the scabbard with a firm click as it is pushed home. The plating overall to the pommel head, lower part of the hilt, cross guard and scabbard all present. The section of the scabbard to the lower half, which is pebbled still has virtually all of its original dark chemically patinated factory finish remaining, no indentations anywhere on the scabbard. Both screws that hold the upper throat in place are present without their heads being turned and both white grips are totally uncracked. Complete with a set of the leather service hangers with both sprung loaded clips working correctly. The leather is extremely supple with good brown colour. It would be difficult to better this example.
A very rare accessory for a German dagger being the portapee knot for the Teno mans hewer. Still in its original cotton ties, it has never been issued and is totally original.
An absolutely magnificent example which could not be bettered of the aluminium version of the 1st pattern Luftwaffe officers dagger. The blade with its full ‘E & F Horster’ logo. The blue leather washer still in place. All of the aluminium finish to the upper pommel, central cross guard, three scabbard mounts and chains mint bright. The gilded mobile swastikas to the front and rear of both the cross guard and the upper pommel with all gilt wash complete. The blue leather to the grip and to the scabbard without any chips or missing sections. The grip wire fits tightly to the leather grip, with its original correct short pattern knot and its hanging chains, which are ‘OLC Ges Gesch’ marked.
During WWI a dagger was authorised for wear by officers of the civilian para military organisation the Free Volunteer Automobile Korps, also another version for the Free Volunteer Aero Korps. This very rare dagger is explained in great depth on pages 240 and 241 of the excellent work Collecting the Edge Weapons of Imperial Germany Volume 1 by Thomas M. Johnson and Thomas T.Wittmann. Very close similarity in its construction to Imperial Naval daggers. Long button released blade by WKC, the etching to both sides of the blade absolutely perfect. The red felt wash is still in place. All of the white metal fittings to the cross guard and cut out Imperial crown perfect with the bugle horn logo of the Automobile Korps to the central rectangular plaque. The white possibly Ivory grip undamaged, still with its original grip wire and its rare Prussian black and silver flecked portapee knot. All fitted into its totally undamaged brown leather scabbard with both of its white metal scabbard mounts, which again are undented. The dagger is also complete with its incredibly rare brown hanging strap. The casting detail of the Imperial crown is magnificent, we state this as sometimes the casting on the Imperial Naval dagger crowns can be rather crude.
A mint unused example of the high quality produced Kurland cuff title. Machine woven in black on a very light grey grained silk-like backing material. This is full length and has not been cut.
A lovely condition kukri, one chip to the blade, no corrosion, marked to the wooden top pommel ‘IND TC 225’. Very deep and clear Indian acceptance marks and date to the leather covering of the wooden scabbard ‘I’ broad arrow, followed by ‘M’ with ‘S’ below the broad arrow and clearly dated ‘CA 1917’. The stitching to the leather scabbard is perfect, the frog all complete with its leather thong, brass lower chape to the scabbard excellent. Very difficult to obtain any kukris WWI dated or prior.
An exceptional condition 50 General Assault Badge having all silvered finish to the surrounding laurel leaf wreath, all of the dark grey close to black patinated finish to the down swept wing eagle, swastika and crossed bayonet and grenade. ‘50’ tablet below all intact. Maker marked in raised relief to the right hand side of the rear of the badge ‘JFS’ with four delicate domed rivets. Original pin, hook and hinge, the hinge is rusty.
A most fabulous large size tunic for a Wurttemberg General. The tunic is the 1910 pattern feldrock. Two upper pockets with flaps, the pocket bags are to the interior of the tunic, two lower pockets with curved edge pocket flaps, again pockets to the interior of the tunic. Deep turned back cuffs, which are red piped, matching red piping to the front of the tunic. All of the buttons are of the Prussian style in gold. Apple green collar with the most superb high quality Imperial larger size collar patches and the shoulder boards intertwined with Wurttemberg fleck. Beautifully lined to the interior, loops to the right hand breast for four awards and fitted with a long medal ribbon bar containing 11 awards. This tunic was at one time in the stock of Regimentals and was part of the Marshall Daut collection, which was purchased by Regimentals in the middle 1990’s and this same tunic can be seen on page 230 of the work Field Grey Uniforms of the Imperial German Army 1907 to 1918 by Michael Baldwin and Malcolm Fisher. Two minor nicks to the cloth at the lowest button, apart from that the tunic is excellent.
A very high quality single decal M.40 combat helmet, interior shell stamped ‘ET68’. The exterior retains virtually all of its original finish without any rust bleed, minor thinness to one point of the crown. The army decal with two minor scrapes along the top edge, as can be seen in our web images. To the interior the virtually unused condition light tan liner stamped size ‘58’, leather supple, with its original drawstring. Nice clear oval dome stamp. Marked batch number ‘492’ to the rear skirt, with its original strap.
A very nice condition ‘NS66’ size M.40 shell. Good original finish all intact with minor rust bleed to the right hand reverse side of the shell. The army decal is virtually mint with minor abrasions. The paint to the liner retaining rivet heads all intact. The interior lining showing excellent colour, the liner is complete with its original drawstring, one tongue is detached from the main body, another tongue is slightly torn. Original chinstrap.
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