This is a genuine rare Chinese Nationalist Army Officer's Dagger circa 1935 along with it's rarer hanger. It measures approximately 15.5" with the scabbard on, this dagger features a 9 3/4 inch nickel-plated steel blade, magnetic, with dull edges, remaining bright and crisp with areas of wear and discoloration and retaining a sharp tip. The blade exhibits wear overall and some scuffing from extraction and return to the scabbard, along with spots in the plating, maintaining a natural shine, the blade rating is good. Gilt brass crossguard that sits tight against the adjoining ferrule, the ferrule held in place with a single brass screw. Handle is fabricated from age-toned multicolored celluloid, with eight rows of wire wrap. Gilt brass mounts adorned with Chinese Plum Blossoms. The grip is in very good condition with no damage. Accompanied by its nickel-plated steel scabbard, magnetic, gilt brass fittings form the chape and locket, each held firmly in place by a single brass screw. The chape illustrates Chinese plum flower floral motif. Scabbard measures 11" in length.
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