A very nice early version Heer Officer German Dagger from maker Carl Wusthof. This example features the early “slant” grip, more tapered than rounded, with a beautiful orange color and no notable cracks or chips. The blade features the typical Carl Wusthof mark, and has several mild moisture stain spots, but is otherwise shiny and clean. The scabbard shows signs of surface corrosion, but does not detract from the appeal of the piece all together. The officer’s initials personalize the dagger on the reverse of the cross guard, in the very high quality professionally engraved letters “KD” (or possibly “KF”.