Croatian Navy Officer's Dagger - by Braca Knaus, Zagreb
Croatian Navy Officer's Dagger - by Braca Knaus, Zagreb - 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 grooves has few tiny hairline cracks, but otherwise showing hardly any use. Blade is approximately 25cm (10 inches) long, unmarked, double edged blade, exhibiting spots of rust, about very 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”. In overall very fine + condition. Scarce dagger.