Luftwaffe Dagger 2nd Model – wMw Waffen

Condition: Excellent

Maker: wMw Waffen


Product Description: This Luftwaffe Dagger 2nd Model – wMw is in outstanding condition. The 10 inch blade is gorgeous, and nearly perfect, with nearly all of the original crossgraining evident. The reverse of the blade is stamped with the maker logo “wMw Waffen,” a desirable maker not often found on Luftwaffe daggers. The handle is extremely attractive, with a clean, pristine grip that shows no damage of any kind. The pommel and crossguard are extremely detailed, and retain nearly all of the original finish, with only extremely minor wear. The springy aluminum wire wrap on the grip is in perfect condition, and has a nice and tight fit. The handle has a very nice original portepee, with only light wear to the braided wire. This This Luftwaffe Dagger 2nd Model – wMw is complete with its original scabbard, which retains most of its original finish, with only slight wear and age patination. Both of the dome head screws near the scabbard throat are present and appear never to have been turned or messed with. The hanger rings are both intact. This Luftwaffe dagger is a correct example, textbook for this maker in all aspects, and in excellent condition overall.



Historical Description: The Luftwaffe dagger was a piece of regalia with a unique history. After WWI, Germany was prohibited from having an Air Force. In 1933, the Nazis formed the Deutscher Luftsport-Verband (DLV), which was a paramilitary aviation organization. DLV officers wore a long dagger. In 1935, in violation of the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler instituted the new German armed forces, the Wehrmacht. One of the branches of the Wehrmacht was the Luftwaffe. Luftwaffe officers at this time wore what we know as the first model Luftwaffe dagger. This was a shortened version of the earlier DLV dagger. It featured a scabbard covered in blue leather, and a blue, wire-wrapped grip. The crossguard featured a round, “sunwheel” type swastika, flanked by downswept, stylized “wings.” The pommel was in the form of a vertical disc, with another, larger “sunwheel” swastika. In 1937, the Luftwaffe instituted a new dagger form, known to collectors as the second model. This new dagger was similar to that worn by officers of the German Army. The second model had a metal scabbard with impressed decoration, and no leather covering. The crossguard bore a Luftwaffe eagle, clutching a swastika. The blue grip was replaced with one that was orange, white or yellow. The various types of grips were a matter of personal preference and did not indicate branch or rank. The pommel of the new dagger featured a swastika within an oak leaves motif. The blades of these daggers were steel, and many but not all were manufacturer marked.


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