Dagger, Dress, 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:

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Donated by Eric M. Lipman

Materials

  • Steel
  • Copper Alloy
  • Silver Alloy Plating
  • Natural Fiber
  • Non-Magnetic White Metal Alloy Wire
  • Possible Leather

Dimensions

3-D: 44.6 × 11.1 × 2.9cm (17 9/16 × 4 3/8 × 1 1/8 in.)

Country of Origin

Germany

Physical Description

Luftwaffe Officer's dress dagger; steel blade dagger with black leather bound handle and stylized winged hilt; silver wire pommel and hilt with embossed Swastika; steel sheath steel with black leather cover; steel chain hanger.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Weapon

Inventory Number

A19751369000