2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger by Puma
2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger by Puma - This dagger is equipped with fine quality dark gray fittings throughout; the pommel is nicely detailed with outstanding pebbling and oakleaf backgrounds that surround the raised out swastika, on both sides. The crossguard is typical to this maker, dark toned, with pleasing dark patina; with excellent detail to eagle’s head, feathering, talons, and clutched swastika; the quillon arms have the cast oakleaf and acorn pattern, dark toned. The ferrule nicely matches the rest of the fittings. The grip is a nice light orange color, and it is in excellent condition overall, tightly wrapped with bright aluminum wire. The scabbard matches color of the fittings perfectly! It is straight, crisp, and dent free. The throat is retained by two side screws, and they appear unturned. The blade of this dagger is nice and bright, and easily has all of its original crossgraining. There are a few minor age stains in the surfaces, but overall this blade is easily in near mint condition. The reverse ricasso is etched with a large diamond enclosing puma (a mountain lion’s head). Below this is the name “Puma” and “Solingen”. Inside of the recessed crossguard is the original leather washer. Uncleaned dagger, with nice dark patina, exhibiting light use; in extremely fine condition overall, nice example.