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An extremely rare 1848 Prussian Navy dagger with engraved and hammered fittings and an open crown iron pommel. The onion-top pommel excahnged for a crown during service under the Kaiser. Scabbard tip has the characteristic “V†shaped border and the blade is 9-1/2†long. Thomas Wittmann's "Exploiting the Dress Daggers of the German Navy" (pages 8-21) presents this style and page 106 shows Admiral Von Koester wearing this 1848 patterned dirk.

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Very Rare 1848 Prussian Navy Dagger.

Estimate $2,000 - $2,500Nov 3, 2017