~ WW2 Era German Red Cross Hewer ~
The crossguard is equipped with the two oval discs being plain on the reverse and the obverse equipped with the raised out Red Cross eagle. This eagle is seated on a Geneva cross and there is a mobile swastika that is raised out of the bird’s chest. The reverse oval is plain.
The grip plates are made of smooth Bakelite to one side & heavily chequered on the obverse. These plates are retained by screw.
The scabbard shell is straight on the reverse.
It is equipped with a lower metal mount which is “pressed” into place.
The original black frog is retained by four aluminium rivets. The reverse of this frog is maker marked and dated, though this has faded and it is hard to read.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade has a length of 10.5 inches (26.6 cm), the dagger has a length of 15.5 inches (39.4 cm), 16 inches (40.6 cm) with scabbard attached. It weighs 815 g.
~ Condition ~
The leather on the frog is worn but not split. The scabbard has some scratching wear, the blade has pitting wear & oxidisation damage.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the dagger can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic dockyard.