Dating russian belt buckles
The form-fitted case is about 11 inches by 3 inches in size and a bit over once inch high. You can see most of the cross-graining on the blade. The scabbard has wear to the anodizing but has a nice look. The dagger has a near mint blade and is in overall excellent plus condition and is just about as nice an army dagger as you will find. Good looking RLB Enlisted Man's Dagger, Second Pattern by "C. This dagger has solid nickel fittings throughout and the blade is bright with the crossgraining throughout having some light scratches in areas and is in excellent condition overall. The blade on this example is bright with some graying but is in excellent shape overall. Great Named Army Officer's Dagger Grouping Belonging to Sonderfher Hugo Le Maire of the Feldcommandandater 544 (Field Command 544) which occupied Chartres, France in the early 1940's.
The dagger is complete with its miniature portepee and original form-fitted presentation case that has a blue velvet interior. Another such example is photographed in the first Johnson dagger reference book on page 199. This piece has a leather hanger and the belt loop device. (Pictures)D042 Luftwaffe Second Model Dagger by "WEYERSBERG" with Waffenamt marking. The original leather washer is present under the crossguard. Luftwaffe Paratrooper Gravity Knife by "PAUL WEYERSBERG". The enamel at the emblem has some damage and the starburst has wear to the silver finish being worn down to the tombac base metal. Le Maire was born in 1908 and died in 1980 and was editor of the newspaper, "Die Reinpfalz" until he retired. Transitional Model-1933 SS Dagger by "RZM 941/39" by Eickhorn.
The blade has some wear, but not bad and is bright overall. Those who know Chip know that he only collected the best conditioned daggers.
Many of his pieces were vet walk-ins at his coin store in Westchester County, New York.
The blade is bright and shows a good amount of crossgraining even with the sharpening. Engraved into the wooden hilt are letters that possibly represent the initials or name of the original owner of the piece. The fittings are the plated style and the screws have never been turned.
The snap on this piece is an early nickel example as is the buckle, the leather is in overall excellent condition for its age. The hilt has a solid wooden grip contoured with 4 finger recesses. Cased 3/4 Size Miniature Luftwaffe Dagger by "SMF". There is a blue leather washer in place where the blade goes into the crossguard. This is a classic early Pack piece with the correct crossguards and scabbard mounts and has screws placed low on the upper scabbard mounts with this being typical for this maker. Two steel rivets protrude through the grip to the blade tang to secure the blade into place. The enlisted version bears the emblem of the MVSN which is a fasces over the letters "M. The MVSN was the Fascist Party Militia in Italy at that time (Milizia Voluntaria Sicurezza Nationale). Naval Officer's Dagger by "ORIGINAL EICKHORN SOLINGEN". The degen is complete with the original police knot. The paint on the scabbard is original and fairly worn but this could be restored although I left it as I obtained it from the vet's daughter in September of 2011. NSFK Flier's Knife, by Helbig, Aluminum-Fittings Version. The cross-guard is steel as is the upper retaining plate on the top of the grip. The front of the scabbard has some scratching to the enamel paint but the scratching does not affect the steel. Nice Naval Officer's Dagger by "ORIGINAL EICKHORN SOLINGEN" with brass fittings and an engraved blade with an anchor motif. There are two dings in the scabbard...probably from the dagger getting caught in the door while being worn. The dagger could use a good polishing as the gilt is well worn and only remains in the recessed areas for the most part. The grip is in great shape with the wire intact and no damage to the white part of the grip. This example has a dark blade with a number of nicks. The scabbard appears to have no paint but has turned a black color and almost appears to be anodized. HORSTER SOLINGEN" has much of the silver-plating still present. Here is your chance to obtain an original un-played with SS dagger that was never before in a collection at a reasonable price. Very nice NSFK Flier's Knife, by Helbig being the version having all aluminum fittings to include simulated leather on the grip and scabbard that is not leather at all but aluminum that is textured and then painted blue being a variant made by this maker with this example being in excellent condition showing some honest wear but quite collectible. Original Brass Buckles showing the Queen Victoria Crown cypher!Dating from 1871 to 1901, these buckles were replaced by King's Crown in 1902.