M-1939 Royal Yugoslav Army Dagger w/Rare Double-Etched Blade (27473)


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No Maker.  An example of this RARE dagger can be found on page 53 of Kurt Glemser’s A Guide to Military Dress Daggers, Volume I, and also on page 263 of World of Dress Daggers 1900 – 1945, Volume I, by Robert J. Berger.  Stylized brass crown pattern pommel and “S” form crossguard show light surface wear to the copper/bronze-colored flashing/wash.  Dark brown, solid-celluloid grip shows virtually no  wear, chips or cracks, and is complete with thin twisted brass wire wrap. Plated, double-etched, double-edged diamond cross section blade grades EX+/EX++ showing minor wear/runner marks and faint gray shadowing with a tiny nick/casting flaw to the edge of the reverse ricasso but, no lifting, pitting or nicks to cutting edges, and is complete with brown leather buffer pad.  Obverse blade features a 5 ½” long light gray frosted panel with raised floral motifs flanking a central raised facsimile of the Yugoslav crest. The reverse blade features a matching 5 ½” long light gray frosted panel with raised floral motifs flanking the raised crowned, Cyrillic cipher of King Peter II (1934-1941).  Both etched panels retain 100% of the background frosting.   The dent-free metal scabbard with heavily embossed oak leaf motif shows light surface wear to dark copper flashing. Upper, center, and lower brass scabbard fittings show light age patina but, no depressions or damage, and are complete with undamaged, flush-mounted retaining screws.  Pinned to the obverse upper scabbard fitting is a silver-plated Royal Yugoslav crest.  EX+/EX++

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 6 × 6 in