PAUL WEYERSBERG, SOLINGEN in double oval with sword and wreath TM and waffenamt. Nickel-silver, hilt fittings show surface wear/age patina with swastikas retaining 98% of their gilding throughout. Blue leather covered grip shows light surface wear but, no rips, tears or missing leather and is complete with tight triple silver wire wrap. Plated blade grades EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks to the flats of blade and no pitting or lifting and on no nicks to cutting edges. Blade is complete with blue leather buffer pad. The dent and crease-free blue leather scabbard with wooden base shows light surface wear but no rips, tears or scuffing and no damage to the seam. Early nickel-silver upper, center and lower scabbard fittings show light surface wear/age patina and no depressions or damage to the lower ball and are complete with all three transitional pattern retaining staples. Upper scabbard fitting shows scratched attribution: “Hogo, 14 Udet, Balloun, Beob.” Scabbard is complete with nickel-silver chain hanger with 9 upper and 13 lower links with early unmarked nickel-silver clip. All connector links are perfect with no separation to the links or solder points. Nice SMF DLV/1st model Luftwaffe transitional dagger.