A Fine Chained SS 1936 Leader's Dagger
A Fine Chained SS 1936 Leader's Dagger - Measuring 376 mm in length with the scabbard on, this SS Dagger is engraved "Meine Ehre heißt Treue" on the blade, unmarked on the ricasso as per the style on Leader's Daggers. The blade has beautiful crossgraining, exhibiting the usual in and out runner marks, with semi-sharp edges and a dull tip, exhibiting surface wear, the blade measuring 220 mm in length and rating very fine. Nickel-plated crossguard butting the blade exhibits surface wear. Ebony-coloured wooden handle with embedded aluminum eagle rates very fine, with green oxidation evident in the recessed areas. The SS insignia is turned slightly to the left, exhibiting light contact and wear, a sliver out of the wood to the left of the insignia where it butts the upper crossguard, slight chipping where it butts the upper crossguard on the opposite side, the handle with multiple contact marks from active use. The upper crossguard is not nickle-plated, as is the pommel, which remains tight, the dagger measuring 342 mm in length. The black painted body of the scabbard is magnetic with minimal contact marks, nickel-plated scabbard fittings exhibit light contact, the locket held in place via two screws, the chape with ball finial. Chain is clipped to the locket and band with the traditional skull and SS runes in place, SS marked on the reverse of one link, with clip. Better than very fine.