A fine looking DLV! The bright blade on this one looks good. The crisp acid etched "SMF Solingen" maker mark is beautifully executed! Some crossgrain continues to remain visible. The tip appears to have been ever so slightly retipped by about 3mm. The blade rates an Exc+. It has been cleaned and shows runner marks. The original blue pebbled leather buffer pad continues to remain intact. The steel based leathered scabbard looks great! A near perfect seam and shows some scuffs from normal period wear. The solid nickel-silver fittings look excellent! The ball has some bruises and continues to retain a nice round shape and all four screws remain intact! The throat is correctly marked with the DLV logo. The scabbard/dagger fit is perfect. The solid nickel-silver hilt fitting look excellent perfectly matching the scabbard fitting in color, wear and patina! The wood based blue pebbled leather covered grip looks great! It shows the pressure marks and scuffs matching the scabbard leather in wear and use. The end of the crossguard is "K" (caster) marked. The black enameled swastikas are practically perfect! Finally, the original hanger is intact with a solid well working nickel-silver clip. The leather shows wear and use and will be fine as long as you don't handle it roughly. An excellent example you would be proud to own!
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