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Title Luftwaffe dirk by Puma, 1935 model
Nationality German
Period c 1937-1940
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This was based on the DLV officer's dirk, which had a noticeably longer blade. It could originally be worn by all flight crew, but, after 1937, only by officers, unless it was a presentation piece. It was replaced by the 1937 pattern, and is thus a fairly rare item, especially if in good shape.

The 31 cm blade is marked 'Puma, Solingen' and has all its original EPNS finish. There are a few miniscule nicks in the leading edge. The fittings are polished aluminium, with a few minor corrosion stains scattered around the pommel and crossguard. One pommel swastika is brass, the other tombak, with traces of EPNS finish, suggesting that all the hilt motifs may have been silver plated originally. The blue leather of the grip and scabbard is in good shape, the latter having a few small cuts above the chape. The original blue leather throat washer is present.

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


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

testimonials

My order arrived safely yesterday morning as promised. I'm very pleased with my "new" additions!

A U, UK, 10.09.2013

My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012

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