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eMedals-RARE M-1903/29 Royal Italian Naval Academy Cadet Dagger

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RARE M-1903/29 Royal Italian Naval Academy Cadet Dagger

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RARE M-1903/29 Royal Italian Naval Academy Cadet Dagger

RARE M-1903/29 Royal Italian Naval Academy Cadet Dagger - No maker. Brass hilt fittings show minor surface wear to the floral embellished, knob-like pommel with plain round pommel nut, floral embellished grip straps and short crossguard with lion's head quillon tips. The underside of the crossguard features an oval brass extension which fits over the upper end of the scabbard. The genuine mother-of-pearl grip with vertical grooves are good with no cracks, chips or age damage. The M-1929 plain, polished, center-ridge blade measuring 8 1/8" in length grades good showing rust, and features a smooth blunted tip as found on this pattern dagger. The brass scabbard has several minor depressons/"dings" to the lower obverse/reverse shell and edges with obverse shell decorated with a floral and oak leaf motif and an anchor on the upper scabbard between the floral embellished suspension bands. The scabbard tip is decorated with longitudinal grooves. The reverse upper scabbard is stamped with the student accountability number, "354"; see pages 46 and 47 of A Guide to Military Dress Daggers Volume III by Kurt Glemse. Very RARE dagger! (IBIM4139)
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