Product Description: This unfinished Postal Leader Dagger is an interesting production piece, made by the firm of Paul Weyerberg. It was likely put together from parts found at the Weyersberg factory at the end of the war, perhaps a veteran bring back item. The blade shows very nice crossgraining, and is nicely maker marked on the ricasso. The blade has not been protected in a scabbard over the years, and shows some age, with speckling and greying in areas. The blade has not been sharpened and still comes to a perfect tip. The black leather buffer pad is intact. The metalwork on the handle is well preserved. The crossguard is very nice, with appealing luster. There is a small loss to the black enamel on one of the swastika emblems. The wooden grip is perfect, with strong color, and no chipping or cracks. There is no wear to the grip. The grip does not have the postal device normally seen on these, as one was never installed. The pommel is very nice with no scratches or nicks. If you have been looking for parts to complete a very tough dagger to find, here you go. This unfinished Postal Leader Dagger remains in excellent condition overall.
Historical Description: The Deutsche Reichspost was the German mail system during the Third Reich and until the end of WWII. As with virtually every German state organization of that era, members of the Reichspost had uniforms and regalia. These were worn not only by the mail carriers and employees of the post offices, but by officials of every level, and included typical Third Reich regalia such as daggers, visor caps, armbands, and collar tabs that bore rank insignia. Reichspost-specific regalia was worn by both male and female Reichspost members. As the German empire expanded in the 1930s, the Reichspost was tasked with operating in the newly annexed regions, and during WWII, the Reichspost worked closely with the Wehrmacht “Feldpost” military mail system. The Reichspost ceased to exist in 1945, and Reichspost items, many of which were made in relatively small quantities, are very collectible today.
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