An Army Dagger by H¡_ller
The dagger features a roughly 25.5cm long, drop forged, steel construction, nickel/silver plated, stiletto style blade with a flat central ridge and a full length, including the hilt, of roughly 37 cm. The blade is in overall good condition - and although it shows evidence of contact on the tip, it only shows light scabbard runner marks while the temper is clearly visiable. Maker marked to Höller. The logo consists of a dual lined, vertically oval cartouche with the manufacturer’s name and location, "F. W. Höller Solingen", encompassing a vertical thermometer. The original leather washer is still intact. The dagger has a cast alloy, nickel/silver plated, crossguard, ferrule and pommel all intact. The obverse crossguard features the embossed, army style national eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in it’s talons and a plain reverse. The ferrule and pommel both feature embossed repeating oak-leaf patterns. The dagger has a molded celluloid grip with diagonally angled ribbing. The dagger comes with its original, tooled, magnetic sheet metal construction, nickel/silver plated scabbard with a random pebbled pattern to both the obverse and reverse and smooth side panels.