Imperial Edged Weapons

M-1909 Imperial Navy Officer Dagger (#26478)


Maker: “High Neck” knight’s helmet (WKC) introduced about 1912 TM.; Condition: EX++; ON HOLD

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“High neck” knight’s helmet (WKC) introduced about 1912 TM. This superb unaltered M-1901 example measures 19″ in overall length and was recently obtained in Germany. Gilted brass hilt fittings show light surface wear with traces of gilting remaining in recesses of open crown pommel with square engraved pommel cross and to the large capstan style crossguard and heavy quillon block with fouled anchor motif. Crossguard retains virtually 100% of the fire gilting on the quillon arms as well as to the heavily chased quillon block. Genuine ivory grip without wire wrap shows only light surface wear with no cracks or chips and features nicely age toned striations throughout. Long plated center-ridge double-etched blade measuring 13 ¼” in length grades excellent+ showing light surface wear with some minor gray shadowing and is complete with red felt blade buffer pad. Blade features 7″ long etched panels with a central display of Imperial crown above a fouled anchor flanked at the tip end by a military equipment motif of flags, cannon and drums while the ricasso end features a sailing ship. Blade is complete with red felt blade buffer pad. Dent-free gilted brass lightning bolt scabbard shows light surface wear with much gilting remaining as well as traces of factory frosting adjacent to the scabbard suspension bands as well as the recesses of the lightning bolt motif. Scabbard is complete with rope style guilloche pattern suspension bands. Reverse upper scabbard is lightly scratched with the initials, “HT”. Dagger is complete w/original Imperial portepee in single clove-hitch tie showing wear/age & some fraying to the cord. Nice unaltered WKC M-1901 example recently obtained in Germany. EX++ (26478)  HOLD