2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger by Puma
2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger by Puma - This dagger is equipped with fine quality aluminum dark gray fittings throughout; the pommel is nicely detailed with excellent 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 nice detail to eagle's head, feathering, talons, and clutched swastika; the quillon arms have the cast oakleaf and acorn pattern, nicely toned. The ferrule nicely matches the rest of the fittings. The grip is a yellow color, and it is in excellent condition overall, tightly wrapped with bright aluminum wire. The steel 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, with most 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 puma (a mountain lion's head). Below this is the name "Puma" and "Solingen". Inside of the recessed crossguard is the original leather washer. Dagger comes with a portepee. Uncleaned dagger, with nice dark patina, exhibiting light use; in extremely fine condition overall, nice example.