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Title 2nd pattern Luftwaffe flyer's dirk by Robert Klaas
Nationality German
Period 1937-45

Introduced initially in October 1937 as an officer's dirk to replace the 1935 model,this was also authorised to be worn by all portepee-ranking NCOs, including cadets and flying crews by March 1940. The old model could thereafter only be worn by officers who had received it as an award or presentation.

The blade is marked 'Robt. Klaas // Solingen' under the twin stork logo of this firm. It still has 70% of its original EPNS finish with a marked degree of spider rust tracing from poor storage over the years. The point has also suffered abuse. The trolon/celluloid grip only has half the original wiring and has several minor chips. The aluminum fittings are a little worn and oxidised in places. The scabbard has lost all its annodised finish and has scattered scarring from old surface rust (now mostly cleaned off). However, the price reflects all these defects on an undoubtedly genuine dagger.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Third Reich : Luftwaffe NSFK DLV]


The sword arrived on time and in fantastic condition.

G W, United Kingdom, 29.10.2018

Safely arrived. Many thanks for the information. Your site is on my list of favourites.

R B, UK, 16.11.2005