Navy Officer Dagger [M1938] by E. & F. Hörster Co., Solingen

Hörster E. & F. Co., Solingen

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Hörster E. & F. Co., Solingen






426 mm


401 g





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Navy Officer Dagger [M1938] by E. & F. Hörster Co., Solingen

This 2nd Model Naval Dagger is in EXC ++ condition, showing little wear. Kriegsmarine model 1938. The maker mark is stamped by E. & F. Hörster Co., Solingen. Overall is a great example.

Grip: The grip is a fine, carved wood base type, with a celluloid coating. This celluloid has nicely tones over the years, and is still in perfect condition. The grip is tightly wrapped with twisted brass wire, still having some period dirt caught between the wire and the grip ribs. The crossguard also has good detail to the fouled anchor center block. Acanthus leaves decorate the surfaces of both of the crossguard arms, and they end in nipple-centered buttons.

Blade: The blade of this example is a beauty being a fouled anchor style double etched motif. This blade retains its needlelike tip and has 100% of its original plated surfaces. The bright surfaces contrast nicely with the 100% gray backgrounds of the etch. These backgrounds show off the etch very nicely on this blade. This blade is in near mint condition. The obverse ricasso is etched with the double oval trademark. The ovals contain the firm’s name and location, “E. u. F. Hörster Solingen”. In the center is the large “H” letter which has a smaller “H” over an “S” in the middle being pierced by a sword. The leather blade buffer is in position. A very fine Hörster Naval Dagger here.

Scabbard: The scabbard is straight throughout, being the lightning bolt type. This scabbard has good detail to the palmettes around the bands, and to the lower lightning bolts, ermine feet, and acanthus leaves. The carrying bands show a little minor wear to the surfaces but the detail to the overlapping oak leaves and acorns is still there. The eyelets have triple serrations, also showing some minor wear. The throat is retained by two headless brass side-screws.

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Vielen Dank! Alles bestens, gerne jederzeit wieder!

Vielen Dank! Alles bestens, gerne jederzeit wieder!

Wrote by Wladislaw J. on 21.09.2015


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