The 15 ½ inch blade on this one is a real treat!! The acid etched panels are gorgeous! Just look at all that detail! There are forests, a buck, rifles, hound dogs, targets and more! The “Alcoso ACS Solingen” maker mark remains visible. It has a perfect tip. The blade rates a solid NM. It shows the common surface scratches and a loose fit. The black leather based scabbard is also in excellent condition! It depicts two decorative lines running the length of the scabbard on both sides. It shows the common scuff but all of the stitching is intact. Both matching steel based, plated fittings have scalloped edges and are tightly secured by one staple each. The fittings retain 96%+ plating coverage! The hilt on this piece is really unique compared to a lot of other daggers! The clamshell depicts an oak/laurel leaf wreath with acorns surrounding an enameled “Deutscher - Scuutzen-Verband –“ Shooting Association Membership pin correctly pinned in place. The crossguard is nickel plated alloy and retains 95%+ coverage. Both quillions terminate at an acorn each. The ferrule and pommel both have decorative lines throughout. The pommel ends at a screw that is un-tampered with. The grip is wood based and celluloid covered. Most of these have cracks or chips, but not this one! The grip also has two crossed rifles that are correctly pinned to the center obverse. Overall, this piece is a hard one to come by so now’s your chance to get a real beauty of a piece, you will be proud to own!
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