Stamped “High-Neck” knight’s helmet (WKC) TM. This early Navy example was no doubt manufactured during the late Imperial period and later fitted with a 1938 replacement pommel. Gilded brass pommel shows light surface wear to highlights, with much of the factory matte, honey-gold frosting remaining in recesses of the M-1938 eagle and swastika pommel. The late Imperial, magnetic, gilded-steel crossguard shows light wear to highlights with much factory gilding remaining in the recesses of the large capstan style quillons and heavy quillon block with raised anchor motif. The genuine bone grip shows minor surface wear with nice age toning and several faint hairline cracks on reverse, but no chips or open cracks, and is complete with twisted silver wire wrap. The genuine Damascus, WKC, “maiden-hair” pattern blade grades Near MINT/MINT showing virtually no wear/age with no graying, pitting or nicks to cutting edges, and with superb detail to the Damascus pattern. The blade is complete with red felt buffer pad. As stated and pictured on page 54 of Collecting the Edged Weapons of Imperial Germany, The “High-Neck” Helmet is seen about 1912 and was used throughout the Weimar period”. The dent-free, magnetic, gilded-steel, hammered scabbard shows light surface wear primarily to the upper obverse shell with much gilding remaining and is complete with oak leaf suspension bands/eyelets and hammered suspension bands. The scabbard throat is retained by two, flat-head screws. The original to the piece, silver bullion portepee grades VG showing much wear/age patina with fraying to cord. Nice transitional 2nd Model Navy Dagger with genuine, maker-marked, Damascus Blade. EX++.