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Lot 356: Rare Alcoso German Diplomatic Officer Dagger, Sheath, & Hanger

Rare Alcoso World War II German Diplomatic Officer Dagger with Sheath and Hanger

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 356: Rare Alcoso German Diplomatic Officer Dagger, Sheath, & Hanger

Rare Alcoso World War II German Diplomatic Officer Dagger with Sheath and Hanger

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
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Rare Alcoso World War II German Diplomatic Officer Dagger with Sheath and Hanger

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Description:

Designed by Joachim von Ribbentrop for issue to officers of the Foreign Office, the diplomats and administrators of the Office received very similar sidearms, distinguished by the head of the Reichsadler on the guard; Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich by Johnson notes the head as facing right, while Daggers and Edged Weapons of Hitler's Germany by Atwood notes the head as facing left. Measuring 14 1/2 inches overall with a 10 1/8 inch blade, blackened silver plated furniture, the aforementioned left-facing eagle on the guard, mother of pearl grips, and a blackened metal sheath with a velvet backed silver ribbon hanger. Provenance: The Paul Crockett Jr. Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with mild rubbing and spotting on the excellent blade, strong finish on the silvered components with bright high points and edges, and mild handling marks overall.



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