WW2 German Army Officers Dagger by E & F HÖRSTER with Beautiful Orange Coloured Grip
Here on offer is a good example of a what I believe is a early WW2 German Army Officers Dagger by E & F HÖRSTER with a lovely orange coloured grip.
The dagger is in good used condition with the earlier period thicker silver-plating finish to all the mounts and fittings, including the scabbard, with some minor age loss of plating.
The 14 oak leaf pattern pommel shows quality hand finishing to the oak leaves and some light pitting and slight loss of plating to the top.
The grip is a beautiful deep orange coloured solid trolon/celluloid type, with a high gloss finish and is in super condition, no cracks or chips just a very tiny knick to the raised rib on the reverse.
The crossguard is in great condition with some usage dings and scratches and some rubbing wear to the eagle’s head.
The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design.
The richly nickel-plated blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in excellent condition with just light surface runner marks and the tip looks to have been slightly reshaped/sharpened at some point in its life.
The blade is complete with its dark brown leather buffer pad.
On the reverse it has a ‘crisp’ E & F HÖRSTER makers oval trademark with word SOLINGEN.
The heavily plated metal scabbard has seen some service use and damage. There are three light dings to the lower front section and a small split to the side seam on the lower edge.
The throat is held in place by two dome headed screws, one on each side, which is correct for this style of dagger.
This is a genuine issued example of an E & F HÖRSTER dagger, with a stunning coloured grip.
The dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 15.75” (40cm) long and weighs 380g.
Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.
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