2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger w/Dark Orange Grip & Hangers (#25265)


Maker: F. W. Höller, thermometer inside double oval TM; Condition EX/EX+

Out of stock


F. W. Höller, thermometer inside double oval TM.  As stated on page 212 of Exploring The Dress Daggers of the German Luftwaffe by Thomas T. Wittmann, the F. W. Höller firm purchased their parts from both WKC and other casters.  This dagger is an example of this practice.   Polished aluminum hilt fittings show light surface wear with portions of the factory darkening in the recesses of the well detailed SMF pattern pommel and crossguard. Upper surface of quillons feature the SMF pattern incised oak leaf motif. Pommel swastikas appear to have never been gilded. Dark orange, solid celluloid grip shows minor surface wear with one tiny chip on lower obverse adjacent to ferrule, but no cracks or nicks and is complete with tight twisted wire wrap. Polished blade grades EX showing  runner marks/wear, surface scratches, minor gray shadowing and a few small nicks to cutting edges. Blade is complete with black leather blade buffer pad.  Eickhorn pattern steel scabbard shows light surface wear with much factory bluing remaining on shell and suspension bands, and is complete with Eickhorn pattern thicker throat and two side-mounted, headless retaining screws.  Standard hangers grade EX+ showing light wear/age to fabric and fittings. EX/EX+