A Spanish Falange Youth Knife on Belt with Blade Inscription
A Spanish Falange Youth Knife on Belt with Blade Inscription - This knife measures 257 mm in length with the scabbard on, steel blade, magnetic, without maker mark, the blade etched with the inscription "Arriba España!", with a semi-sharp blade and a dull tip. Blade exhibits faint scratches overall, common to extraction and return to the scabbard, and a natural shine, along with traces of surface wear, the blade measuring 25 mm x 142 mm. Black leather buffer pad has harden with age but remains intact, nickel-plated hilt fittings with embedded black celluloid plates on either side held firmly in place with two rivets, the obverse plate with a brass with red and black painted Falange insignia, magnetic fittings, scattered flaking of the paint on the Falange insignia and on the nickel-plated finish on the pommel, measuring 244 mm in length overall. Black painted steel scabbard, light contact overall, scabbard measuring 153 mm in length. Original black leather belt strap attached to the scabbard via two large rivets, reinforcing strap at the top with snap closure, strap leather remains relatively supple, attached to a thick 40 mm wide x 915 mm long leather belt, black finished upper, the right end with a pristine silvered belt buckle with the Falange insignia, naming on the reverse of the belt has faded with time but the number "4537" remains clearly visible, leather exhibiting crazing and wear from active use. Very fine.