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Daggers of the Kriegsmarine

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Kriegsmarine Officer’s Dress Dagger (Item NAVDAG 1-1; KRIEG 10-26)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very fine example of a dagger by Paul Weyersberg & Co. of Solingen. It’s in beautiful condition and nicely engraved with fouled anchors and sea fauna. The blade is exemplary and the eagle at the top is very fine and the swastika held in his claws stands out clearly; unlike other examples by other makers. The celluloid-covered grip is perfect being wooden underneath. The scabbard is perfect as well and is of the jagged arrow design. The dagger is unpolished just as we received it from the veteran. The snap catch is fully functional and the remnants of the leather washer between scabbard lip and under the crossguard are still there. The original portepee is there and tied in the manner that only a Kriegsmarine sailor could do. It is a little bit frayed where it would have touched the scabbard over many years. The overall condition is excellent plus. This will be a proud addition to any WWII collection. You can hardly do better than this honest example of the most beautiful of the Third Reich daggers.

PRICE: $1,350.00

 

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Exquisite Kriegsmarine Officer’s Dagger (Item NAVDAG 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here we present a wonderful “WKC” Naval dagger in fantastic condition with the desirable orange grip and pebbled scabbard. I can’t say enough about the beauty and wonderful condition of this piece. The grip is perfect and has a great WKC eagle pommel. The blade is perfect having the fouled anchor and sea fauna engravings. The tip is needlepoint perfect. The WKC logo stands right out with the knight’s head crest. The dagger has the specially tied portepee that no one seems to be able to duplicate the tying of. The pebbled scabbard is also perfect and stands right out in coloration. One would have to go a long way to ever find one this perfect. The snap catch that holds the blade in the scabbard functions perfectly and the small washer between the scabbard lip and the crossguard is there as well. The wire wrapping on the grip is tight. The portepee is in great shape and, as you know, they seldom are.

PRICE: $2,350.00

 

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Special “Issue” Kriegsmarine Senior Petty Officer’s Dagger (Item NAVDAG 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful example of a Kriegsmarine senior petty officer’s dagger (special). The scabbard is an absolute beauty. It is the pebbled variety and has 100 percent of the gild as well as the original lacquer finish. The scabbard shows virtually no signs of carrying time. In fact, the carrying rings still have their original gilt finish, which is a good sign this dagger was not carried. The carrying bands are the high-off-the-surface “WKC” variety featuring finely rendered oak leaves and acorns. The eyelets are the triple serrated type showing no wear. Two dome-head brass screws retain the throat. The grip is of wood covered with an off-white celluloid covering and the twisted grip wires cling tightly to it. The blade of this example is the unetched variety. This plain blade is equipped with double fullers and has highest quality nickel-plated surfaces retaining its needlelike tip. Often, when we see blades with no etching, it is a sign that the dagger was ordered especially by the navy for use by higher-ranking petty officers. Daggers were issued to them; they didn’t have to pay for them as officers did. This was the reason the navy ordered them with plain blades in order to save funds. However, with this one they made an exception and ordered one with the more expensive pebbled scabbard. This blade is easily in stone-mint condition. It is buffered by an in-place, off-red felt washer. The original silver-colored portepee is tied in the manner that no collector today can duplicate and it is in excellent “plus” condition. These unetched daggers actually are rarer than the etched ones particularly when specially ordered as this one pretty obviously was. But, because it still falls into the unetched variety the dagger bears no maker’s logo and this is positively correct. Here before you is not only a historically important specimen of NS Germany’s most handsome dress dagger, but is quite rare and original as well.

PRICE: $1,600.00

 

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Note the fine, hammered scabbard

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Note the fineness of the eagle

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WKC Logo

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The wonderful etching

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The bonus!

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The belt attachment

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The dagger being worn by a Kriegsmarine officer

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This is a WWI version being worn with lion-face hangers

 Very Fine WKC Naval Dagger with Hangers and Rare Belt-Hook Device (Item NAVDAG 1-4; KRIEG 10-13)

DESCRIPTION:  Here is everything you’ve ever looked for in a Kriegsmarine dirk. This is a prime example by WKC—Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co.—of Solingen. It has the wonderfully, seldom-seen hammered scabbard that was done best by WKC. This is a textbook piece produced in the highest quality brass construction. The detail is exceptional to the eagle’s head, breast, feathering, wings, wreath, and raised swastika. The crossguard features the fouled anchor center blocks with acanthus leaves on both sides of the crossguard arms. There is 85-90 percent of the original gilding all the way. The grip is most attractive and has the wood covered in a perfect celluloid covering tightly wrapped with twisted brass wire. The gilt finish of the hammered scabbard exactly matches that of the hilt parts. The bands of the scabbard are nice and straight throughout. The bands feature overlapping oak leaves and acorns. The blade is the fine, elegant double-etched variety and is bright throughout. The etching is the fouled-anchor variety and has all the frosted background plainly seen. This blade seems to be in near-full-mint condition. The reverse ricasso is etched with the WKC logo. Altogether this a superb textbook example that could hardly be improved upon.

BONUS!

This dagger has the rare naval hangers and something never seen–the belt-hanging device. The straps or hangers are of the traditional naval style with buckles that have the double lion faces in the middle of the hangers produced in brass. The hangers are presented: one short and one long; front and back; high and low! with a retaining chain to stabilize it when worn on the uniform. The backs of the hangers are in blue velvet, but that velvet is practically all worn off on the short hanger’s back while the long one is practically perfect. We believe the original naval officer wore out the issued set and at one point must have replaced them. But, when the dagger was sold by the family in Hamburg, this is the way our picker received it. We tried to get the perfect short hanger later, but unfortunately without success. However, the item that is very rare and we never have seen before is the little belt clip that attached the hangers to the belt and is in the form of another little lion-face device with a loop to go on the inner belt of the tunic This little piece is truly rare.

PRICE: $2,450.00

 

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Beautiful orange grip

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WKC logo

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Perfect blade etching

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 Beautiful Kriegsmarine Dagger with Portepee and Hanger Straps included (Item NAVDAG 1-5; KRIEG 10-15a)

DESCRIPTION:  Here is another fine Kriegsmarine dirk. This one is just as fine as they ever come up and it has the naval knot portepee that only a very few collectors have ever been able to tie. It also has the naval hangers with the lion’s faces. It is by WKC (Weyersberg Kirshbaum & Co.) in Solingen. WKC made the very best in edged weapons and its specialty it seems was the very finest naval daggers; both the Imperial Reich and the Third Reich. This one has the standard etched lightning-flash motif scabbard—not the hammered type as seen at Item KRIEG 10-13 and KRIEG 16-15 on these pages. The portepee is a bit frayed from use, but it is original to the dagger. The WKC logo of a knight’s helmet is clearly visible and the blade is about mint with beautiful etching depicting the fouled-anchor design. The grip is in the highly desirable pumpkin-orange coloration and is free from chips and cracks. The scabbard is in perfect shape. The pommel eagle is beautifully detailed as is the swastika in the wreath that he holds. The crossguard is covered by the portepee, but is also perfect. The hangers are in fine condition. The little lion’s-head buckles thereupon are tightly adhered and they are indeed handsome felines. The lock button shows some wear from years of use, but is functional and works well to secure the dagger in place. The tip of the blade is needle sharp. All in all, this is certainly a beautiful textbook example of the prettiest dagger of the Third Reich and with that pumpkin-orange grip it is the sharpest contest winner in dagger competition every time. You almost NEVER see the orange grips in available daggers and I remind you that on other sites I have perused I have seen comparable pieces, but almost never as quite as good an example like this one. I’ve seen them priced at numbers ranging from $2,750 to $2,950 without hangers. Ours is priced reasonably.

PRICE: $2,400.00; with hangers

 

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Obverse side

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Reverse side with lock button

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Note the beautiful pebbling

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Gorgeous bone graining

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Company logo

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A similar dagger

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This one is very similar to the one we offer.

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German naval officers with dirks, including Prince Adalbert (front row left)

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A naval officer wearing his Imperial dagger

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Kaiser Wilhelm wearing the naval dirk

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This is a similar dagger seen in Wittmann and Johnson's Collecting the Edged Weapons of Imperial Germany

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Here is the famed dagger of Prince Adalbert of Prussia that was sold by Germania International

Imperial Model 1902 Naval Dirk by Eickhorn (Item NAVDAG 1-6; KRIEG 10-24; WWI 13-15; KWEP 5-15)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the finest 1902 model naval dirks we have ever seen. The pommel is with the see-through Imperial Prussian Crown of Karl der Grosse (Charlemagne; Charles the Great). The dome-shaped eight sections, which run around the perimeter of the crown pommel, feature alternating crosses and Prussian eagles. Usually on these daggers, the cross at the top of the crown would be squared to prevent damage to the uniform when being worn. However, Eickhorn examples are often found, like this one, bearing the full-shaped cross. The panels that we mentioned each have a border of beads. The crossguard is of the fine Imperial types having raised fouled anchors in the center blocks. The quillion arms come outward from the center block and they end in stylized capstans. The bone grip is quite beautiful having a golden tone throughout and there is some nice-looking, surface age cracking that runs down the edges of both sides. There are no chips however, and the grain of the bone is gorgeous. This beautiful grip is wrapped with twisted, silver wire. The scabbard is great looking, too, being the rare pebbled type with no dings or dents (unusual in naval daggers). The bands that hold the rings depict typical naval ropes. The pebbled scabbards like this one seldom show up . . . and here is a perfect one. The blade is total perfection (mint) and has the wonderful sea-motif etching. The obverse side has the beautiful floral designs with a fouled anchor under the Prussian crown and below this is a sailing frigate and on the reverse side a different eighteenth-century sailing ship and more sea fauna décor. Here also is the Carl Eickhorn logo with the two squirrels seated back to back. The blade is bright and a pleasure to behold. The button that is pressed on the crossguard that holds the blade intact as it is withdrawn is nice and tight. With the scabbard total measurement is 15 ½ inches and the blade is measures 9 ¾ inches. All in all, here is an excellent opportunity to acquire an absolutely beautiful relic of the Imperial Navy. The rapidly disappearing type of naval dirk as this one is has all the extras; they just don’t come finer; an absolute gem!

PRICE: $3,500.00

 

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 WWII German Naval Dagger (Kriegsmarine); Possible Prototype? (Item NAVDAG 1-7; KRIEG 10-14)

DESCRIPTION:  Here is a very fine Kriegsmarine Dolch. It is one of the models with the plain nonetched blade. Although not as popular as the etched models, it is for some reason very much rarer. It is by the company that most collectors consider the best of all producers of such daggers: WKC—Weyersberg-Kirshbaum & Co.—of Solingen. The blade is in beautiful, pristine condition with the WKC logo plain to see. Most of the original gilding is apparent. The grip is in perfect condition being celluloid over a carved wooden base (no cracks or hair-liners). The grip is nicely wrapped with twisted wire. The scabbard is a fine example in matching brass. It is decorated with the usual lightning-bolt pattern at its bottom portion. The blade is what sets it apart from other models and may pronounce it a prototype as it has an army-type blade without the traditional double-fuller construction that is seen on the usual naval dirks. All other fittings are similar to other naval daggers we have handled. This is a good, honest piece, but a bit different, indeed.

PRICE: $1,400.00 – reduced to $1,100.00

 

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Special eagle pommel

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Very special carry rings

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Note the original red cloth buffer

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Maker’s mark

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 Special German Naval Officer’s Dagger (Item NAVDAG 1-8)

DESCRIPTION:  I consider this one “very” special indeed! It is a deluxe model by “ALCOSO” and bears its scale trademark. The dagger is in mint condition with a rich, deep, pumpkin-color grip with tightly wrapped twisted brass wire. This grip stands out from other models in absolute beauty. The crossguard is a standard Alcoso type with the usual fouled anchor center blocks on both sides. Peculiar to the Alcoso crossguard on the back can be seen a distinct fouled anchor in a little bit different portrayal than on other daggers by other companies. The eagle pommel is the 1938 changeover variety and the swastika within the wreath stands out more clearly than in other company’s type. As great as the hilt is, nothing can compare to the elegance of the hand-finished scabbard. Here is the major element that makes this dagger so special: Look at our images to see that the hanging rings are also hammered and match the oak-leaf bands they suspend from. This is usually seen on special-presentation Kriegsmarine dirks. This is all Alcoso workmanship here. The throat of the scabbard is retained by two dome-head brass screws. The double-etched blade is a choice sailing ship variety. The details to the blade etch are excellent with all the frosting behind it. The blade features an anchor in the center of the obverse with a sailing ship below making its way over sea plants; at the upper portion are floral designs. The reverse blade is similar. The details are outstanding and you can even see all the mast lines. This blade has its original needlelike tip and is in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the Alcoso trademark used from 1937 to 1939. Interesting to note is that the original red felt blade buffer is in place. As I see it this is one of the finest naval daggers I have ever seen. It has no portepee, but according to experts, there are occasions when a portepee was not worn. One example would be is that when officer candidates received their daggers it was without portepee and they would only wear the portepee when they became fully commissioned officers. NOW, if a candidate came from a wealthy family, he might receive a dagger as fine as this as a token gift from his family and he would wear this special dagger proudly instead of the rather plain issued piece. So we do not believe that there is a possibility of this dagger’s being presented to this officer candidate who then possibly put it away in the form in that it was given sans portepee. The fortunate buyer of this piece will have in his collection an extremely fine historical relic.

PRICE: $2,950.00; Seeking a special dagger? You could probably not do better than this one.

 

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Note the hairline crack

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Crack

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Really beautiful fittings

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The Eickhorn logo

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  Eickhorn 2nd Model Naval Dagger (Item NAVDAG 1-9)

DESCRIPTION:  Here is a second model naval dagger of the very early Third Reich construction. It would have originally been issued with a ball-top pommel with the 1938 changeover variant. This pommel is a beauty having nice depth where the wings come out and a vaulted wreath and swastika. The crossguard is a standard Eickhorn variety with good acanthus leaves and fine, folded anchor blocks. Unfortunately, the grip of this dagger has a thin-line crack that starts in the reverse side across the third rib and then goes upwards to the second upper rib. This is only noticeable on close inspection and looks like it will not go further. The grip has toned to a nice yellow color. The scabbard is the standard lightning bolt variety. It is in good condition being straight throughout. The stamping to the palmettos, lightning bolts, ermine feet, and acanthus leaves remain good showing only modest wear. The bands are beautiful, high off the surface and with fine oak leaves and acorns. The throat is retained by a pair of dome-headed side screws. The redeeming feature of this dagger is an outstanding, mint blade. This double-etched blade features the fouled anchor relief that retains all the grey background finish. The nickel plating on the blade is outstanding. The secondary type Eickhorn squirrel is stamped in the appropriate position. A very interesting dagger here; if an original grip could be found it would enhance the value. Other than that small problem, the dagger is very nice, indeed! To find an original Eickhorn naval dagger is indeed rare.

PRICE: $895.00

 

 

 

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