EMIL VOOS, SOLINGEN with stamped snake around tree trunk single oval TM. This dagger exhibits all the textbook features associated with Voos-produced double-etched blades: impressive etch motifs, contrasting frosted panels, 2nd pattern Luftwaffe eagle with laurel leaf sprigs, and heavy nickel plating. The WKC pattern pommel with pebbled background is the style sold as a “no-maker” example. Well-detailed, SMF pattern aluminum crossguard shows minor surface wear with unique SMF oak leaf pattern on the upper surface of the quillon. Genuine ivory grip shows light age striations/toning with two small hairline cracks on the upper obverse adjacent to the pommel, but no chips or nicks. Grip is complete with tight springy aluminum wire wrap as normally found on Voos ivory grips. High-quality heavily plated double-etched blade grades EX+ showing light surface wear with some light fray speckling primarily on the reverse ricasso and tip of blade. The blade has been professionally re-tipped, resulting in a ¼-inch reduction in length. Etched panels retain 100% of the factory background frosting and the blade is complete with brown leather blade buffer pad. Dent-free “generic” scabbard shows only light surface wear with virtually 100% of the gray finish remaining, with superb detail to the oak leaf pattern suspension bands. The scabbard throat is retained by one headless flush-mounted reverse screw. Aluminum bullion, 23cm portepee shows only minor wear with no fraying to cord or acorn. For more information on Voos-produced 2nd model Luftwaffe daggers with double-etched blades, see pages 231-232 of Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Luftwaffe by Thomas Wittmann. Nice example of a Voos-produced 2nd model Luftwaffe dagger with double-etched blade.