Chained SS Dagger – Unmarked Type I
We just don’t see these Type I Chained SS Daggers much anymore, so when they do come around they don’t last long in any condition. While the blade on this one leaves something to be desired, the rest of the dagger displays extremely well in the scabbard!
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We just don’t see these Type I Chained SS Daggers much anymore, so when they do come around they don’t last long in any condition. While the blade on this one leaves something to be desired, the rest of the dagger displays extremely well in the scabbard! Display this using one of our custom Chained Dagger Displays and it’ll be the most eye catching item on the shelf.
The handle shows some normal age wear, but very few scratches and no cracks or chips. The aluminum eagle at the center has avoided the type of wear and abuse we sometimes see when these daggers are handled for so many years during and even after the war – it has managed to retain over 90% of its original factory detail. The roundel shows some minor chips to the enamel (visible under magnification), but is otherwise in fantastic shape. The upper nickel plated guard has been mostly worn down to the underlying zinc on both sides, but the lower guard still retains over 85% of the original plating.
The blade is salty. It appears someone may have attempted to clean the oxidation spots from the surface using an abrasive (likely steel wool). Best to leave the blade alone, but this is now a part of this dagger’s history so it is what it is.
The scabbard is in great condition! There are some minor rust spots on the scabbard body, mainly near where the fittings end and the body begins, but otherwise the original anodize color is near 100%. The nickel plated fittings show some lifting in areas (mainly on one side of the tip fitting), which is normal for these type of fittings, and one missing screw on one side of the throat fitting. The chain has a peppering of oxidation throughout, but very minor; frankly the chain is in fantastic condition for a Type 1 dagger chain. Last but not least, the catch spring is nice and tight.
If you’ve ever wanted a chained SS dagger, but thought you couldn’t afford one, this is your opportunity. If you don’t like the blade condition, and are a collector who doesn’t adhere to the purist standards of some, replace it (or rather “upgrade” it) with a different blade over time. The price reflects the condition so don’t wait, this one will be snatched up fast!