Any experts on German chained daggers about? Once again, I find myself doing the research for a friend on the value of some anitque stuff they dug up
I think I have these correctly identified, I hope, I just don't have an accurate value range for them.
The first I believe is a First Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger w/o its scabbard. It is in less than perfect shape. The is some surface rust on the blade, the plating on the hilt is worn through on the corners and the wire wrap is loose near the pommel. The brass Swastikas are tarnished a dark color. There are a couple of scrapes along the blade, they look to be from putting it in a scabbard as opposed to an attempt at sharpening. It was manufactured by WKC.
The second I believe is a Land Customs Dagger, also not primo condition unfortunately. It does have the scabbard and hanger though. The leather is missing from the scabbard and replaced by surface rust. The leather wrapped handle has a couple places worn through. The hilt and pommel are aluminum. The blade also show some slight surface rust. On the blade, under the hilt is some stamping that I cannot make out (my eyes should not be this bad at 42!). The hanger is in nice shape, not perfect. It is green and silver in color. The overall length in the scabbard is 41 cm.