Dagger, Ceremonial, Officer, Luftwaffe

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This type of dagger was introduced in 1937 for Luftwaffe officers. They were carried on dress occasions and occasionally with service dress uniform.

The donor collected this dagger in Germany during the immediate post-war period. He served the U.S. Third Army G-2 Intelligence branch from late June 1944 until the late summer of 1945.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Eric M. Lipman

Materials

OVERALL - STEEL

Dimensions

  • Overall: 3 3/8in. (8.5cm)
  • Other: 15 3/8 x 3 3/8in. (39 x 8.5cm)
  • Dagger (Approximate): 15 in. long x 7.5 in. wide (with tassel) x 1.25 in. high
  • Scabbard (Approximate): 11.75 in. long x 1.25 in. wide x 0.5 in. high x 13 in. long (clip length)

Country of Origin

Germany

Physical Description

Silver plated ceremonial dagger; grip, yellow imitataion ivory; swastika on pommel; Luftwaffe eagle on cross guard; silver bullion knot tied to guard; steel scabbard. Hanger straps are velvet backed.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Weapon

Inventory Number

A19751370000