A Scarce Croatian Naval Dagger with Hangers
A Scarce Croatian Naval Dagger with Hangers - bronzed hilt fittings exhibit slight surface wear on the circular pommel, with center obverse raised inscription, "NHD" (Independent State of Croatia) within a twisted triplet border. The Navy style crossguard features quillons in the form of two dolphins facing an entwined (Croatian style) triplet motif on the quillon block. The white celluloid grip with horizontal in near mint condition without imperfections. Blade is approximately 25cm (10 inches) long, unmarked, double edged blade, exhibiting spots of rust, marked BRACA KNAUS ZAGREB and in extremely fine condition; un-cleaned and untouched. Scabbard is straight, bronzed, no dents, and retains virtually 100% of original finish; throat is marked “Braca Knaus Zagreb”. Overall, dagger is in near mint condition, the best ever we have have handled. With original black leather hangers, those having nickel plated fittings, and with original navy blue portopee. Croatian Naval dagger is very scarce, and hangers and portopee are very rare.