No maker. This superb miniature that measures 11″ in overall length was possibly designed to be worn with the officer’s Mess uniform was recently obtained in Germany. For more information on these miniature dirks see pages 169-176 of Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Navy by Thomas T. Wittmann. Gilded brass hilt fittings show minor surface wear with much matte, honey gold factory gilding remaining in recesses of open crown pommel with “squared”, engraved cross on top of crown and large capstan style crossguard with heavy quillon block and raised anchor motif. Pale-yellow, solid-celluloid, glass-like grip is perfect, with no cracks or chips and complete with tight twisted brass wire wrap. Plated, double-fullered, blade measuring 6 ¼” in length with 1 ¼” long ricasso grades EX++/Near MINT showing only faint surface wear with a tiny crimp to blade tip, but no pitting or nicks to cutting edges. The blade is without a buffer pad. Dent-free, gilded brass, lightening-bolt scabbard grades EX++/Near MINT showing light surface wear with some minor speckling to the center obverse shell with portions of matte, honey gold factory gilding remaining in recesses of lightening-bolt pattern. The scabbard is complete with double-suspension bands which retain 100% of the matte gold gilding on the raised, oak leaf and acorn motif within raised borders on a pebbled background. Superb Imperial miniature ¾” example with glass-like Grip. EX++.