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Title Kriegsmarine dirk
Nationality German
Period c 1936-45
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This is the classic dirk worn by all officers and petty officers of the German navy, both on the surface ships and on U-boat service throughout the war. Although it is a plain example, it is particularly nice to find one without any dents whatsoever in the scabbard.

The plain blade has no maker's mark. There is a small crack to the top of the celluloid grip and a slight buckling of the quillan on one side. There are traces of gilt finish to the scabbard and hilt.

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


[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Third Reich : Navy]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

Just to let you know that the spoon came this morning and I am really pleased with it.

I C, Channel Islands, 26.02.2011

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