Carl Julius Krebs, Solingen, crowned cursive K within single-oval TM (RARE Army maker). Silver plated hilt fittings show light wear/age/patina with much factory darkening remaining in the recesses of the pommel and generic crossguard. The dark yellow handle has two small hairline cracks at the pommel and one, ½ inch chip missing from the grip adjacent to the reverse ferrule. The nickel-plated Krebs Double Etched Heer Blade is bright and grades EX+ with thinning to the plating near the point outside of the etch. The obverse blade contains double floral design with a centrally positioned Heer eagle with oak leaf sprigs under each wing while the reverse blade features the full length double floral pattern etch. Etch on both obverse and reverse is Near MINT with complete background frosting and needle-like point. The silver plated pebble scabbard retains 90% of it silver color with the scabbard throat is affixed with one flush mounted retaining screw. The dagger is complete with an original portepee. A very scarce etched Army dagger. EX+.