RARE, WW2 Eastern Front Era Model 1932 Royal Hungarian Air Force Pilot Officer’s Dress Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 11308 - 11308Following the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1918, a small air arm was established operating surviving aircraft from Hungarian factories and training schools. During 1938, the army's aviation service was reorganized and expanded. It subsequently participated in clashes with the newly established Slovak Republic and in the border confrontation with Romania. In April 1941, operations were conducted in support of the German invasion of Yugoslavia and, on 27 June 1941, Hungary declared war on the Soviet Union. In the summer of 1942, an air brigade was attached to the Luftwaffe's VIII. Fliegerkorps on the Eastern Front. Beginning March 1944, Allied bomber raids began on Hungary and progressively increased in intensity. Late in 1944 all efforts were redirected towards countering the advancing Red Army. This is a rare Model 1932 Royal Hungarian Air Force Pilot Officer’s dagger with Scabbard. The dagger has an 8 ½” double edged clean blade with square shank ricasso and medial ridge. The blade tapers to a pin sharp point. It has the correct gilt brass fittings including, large ‘Eagle with spread wings’ cross guard, ‘Eagle’s head pommel’ and grooved wood handle. The rear of the brass ferrule of the hilt has a press button scabbard retaining catch which works correctly. It measures 13 ¼” overall and has its original its original gilt brass scabbard, which is attractively decorated with Hungarian crest and geometric patterns. The scabbard has 2 fixed hanging rings. Price for this rare Hungarian Pilot’s dress dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 11308.