online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title Pair of dirk straps
Nationality Croatian
Period c 1942-45
Sold

These are from the era of the Fascist regime in Croatia, which supported the Nazis in their administration of the Balkans, the key motif being the running Celtic-style strapwork on the buckles and the clips. They would have been worn by Croatian army officers when Yugoslavia broke up under Nazi pressure and a separate Croatian state was formed.

They appear to be made of leather with an off-white silk (?) fabric applied to the face. The buckles are of electro-plated nickel silver finish on some form of base metal. There do not appear to be any maker marks anywhere, but they are in reasonable condition with a little green verdigris here and there.

The dirk for these straps is rare enough, but you very rarely see the straps themselves.

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


[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Croatian : 20th Century]

testimonials

I just got my Tiroler shooting badge in the mail today and it looks great, thank you.

K O, USA, 02.04.2015

...the sword arrived safely today... My son, who shares my interest in antique edged weapons and for whom I bought the sword, is delighted.

G A, France, 24.01.2007

more...