Scarce Bulgarian Dagger
This rather scarce Bulgarian dagger features finely detailed engraved blade, with untouched edges. It remaining bright and crisp. The obverse has the cypher of Tsar Boris III as well as "Za Nami Boga" (God is with Us) on the reverse. With only light wear on the edges, in addition to the faint scratches common to extraction and return to the scabbard, it displays a beautiful, natural shine, and it therefore must be classified as in extremely fine condition. The leather washer at the cross guard junction is in intact, while the cross guard itself features the Bulgaria coat of arms on one side and the Military Order of Bravery 1912 on the other. It exhibits crisp details and high relief, complemented by an oakleafed ferrule. The orange synthetic grip is smooth, with light contact marks and one small chip where it meets the eight-sided crown pommel. The pommel's brass end exhibits some common yet small contact marks as well. The steel scabbard appears without dents, with a nice pebbling effect, while the two bands display the flattened, detailed oakleaf pattern. The throat and dagger hanger rings are brass. A fine quality example of this type of dagger, in extremely fine condition.