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Luftwaffe Dagger | 2nd Pattern | Freiherr von Maltzahn | Etched Blade

Luftwaffe Dagger | 2nd Pattern | Freiherr von Maltzahn | Etched Blade
Luftwaffe Dagger | 2nd Pattern | Freiherr von Maltzahn | Etched Blade
Luftwaffe Dagger | 2nd Pattern | Freiherr von Maltzahn | Etched Blade
Luftwaffe Dagger | 2nd Pattern | Freiherr von Maltzahn | Etched Blade
Luftwaffe Dagger | 2nd Pattern | Freiherr von Maltzahn | Etched Blade
Luftwaffe Dagger | 2nd Pattern | Freiherr von Maltzahn | Etched Blade
Luftwaffe Dagger | 2nd Pattern | Freiherr von Maltzahn | Etched Blade

Luftwaffe Dagger | 2nd Pattern | Freiherr von Maltzahn | Etched Blade

Luftwaffe Dagger | 2nd Pattern | Freiherr von Maltzahn

Etched Blade | Stunning Condition

 

"When the dagger believes, the honour shines"

 

Dubbed the 'Spitfire Killer', Von Maltzahn quickly earned victories shooting down Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. In total he had no less than 68 victories earning him the coveted Knights Cross with Oakleaves. Von Maltzahn later became the Geschwader Kommodore of J.G.53. He survived the war, and died in 1953, but it would seem his belongings were retained by the family until the 1990s. It was at this time all his belongings were sold, including his personalised Luftwaffe 2nd Pattern dagger.

 

Luftwaffe 2nd pattern dagger. The Luftwaffe dagger with a beautiful dark yellow ivorine grip, and complimented with fine aluminium wire binding. The pommel and crossguard in polished aluminium.  The pommels with golden swastika motifs. The silver aluminium wire portepee wrapped to the lower section of the grip. The reverse of the lower crossguard with beautifully jeweller affixed fretted initials, 'GFrhvM' (Gunther Freiherr von Maltzahn).

The dagger with highly polished blade without manufacturer name & logo. The blade with the fine etched dedication, ' Glanzt der Dolch glanzt die Ehre' (When the dagger believes, the honour shines). The scabbard completed in steel and with beautifully defined dimpling and oakleaves. The dagger complete with a fine set of delux hangers with blue & silver braidings on blue velvet backings.

Condition report: The aluminium fittings in excellent condition and showing a pleasant polished appearance. The swastikas to the top pommel with little golden finish remaining. Excellent grip free from cracks or damage. The aluminium wire binding tight and clean. The blade in excellent condition with most mirror polished finish remaining. The dedication sharp and clear. The scabbard remaining in excellent condition, with a nice even steel finish remaining. Both the portepee and the hangers remaining in very good to excellent condition.

Provenance: The dagger acquired from either Thomas Johnson (USA) or Thomas Wittmann (USA) during the  early 1990s for the Douglas Pratt Collection. Remaining in his collection to date.

 


Price: SOLD

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