A, C, S (ALCOSO) with scales TM. Beautifully patinated silver-plated hilt fittings show almost no surface wear to dome pattern pommel and crossguard with art – deco style RLB eagle with cut-out swastika on obverse langet. Right quillon has stamped waffenamt and the number “96”. Black leather grip shows faint surface wear and scuffs to reverse, but no tears and no damage to seam. Attached to the obverse grip is a 1st pattern RLB star burst emblem which shows minor wear/age patina to the starburst and chipping to the enamel. The polished blade grades EX++/near MINT showing light wear/runner marks but, no shadowing, pitting or damage to the blade. The blade is complete with a black felt buffer pad which appears original to the dagger. Dent-free, black leather covered scabbard shows light surface wear and age with no rips or tears. Dent-free, silver-plated fittings show uniform age patina and are complete with all undamaged scabbard fitting retaining screws present with upper obverse fitting showing minor depressions. Scabbard is complete with integral leather hanger with unmarked clip. EX++.