An Army (Heer) Dagger
Army (Heer) Dagger - 260 mm nickel-plated steel blade, with unsharpened edges, remaining bright and crisp, and having a sharp tip. The blade's ricasso is unmarked. It retains its crossgraining, exhibiting surface wear near the tip, in addition to faint scratches overall, common to extraction and return to the scabbard, and a natural shine, in fine condition. The thick brown leather washer remains. The washer is relatively supple for its age and is intact. Crossguard and pommel exhibit contact and gilt wear, while the pumpkin orange synthetic grip features a series of ten parallel ridges and is free of cracks however it does demonstrate a lighter tone on the reverse from years of storage. It comes with a silver bullion and aluminum portapee. The scabbard is straight, with a nice pebbling effect, the bands exhibiting the traditional oakleaves design, dagger suspension rings attached. Overall, the dagger is toned with a dark patina and rates as better than very fine.