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Title Officer's dagger, model 1843
Nationality Swiss
Period c 1943-65?

This is the classic Swiss officer's dirk, which replaced the sword in 1943. I can remember seeing these being worn by Swiss officers in the mid-60s. It is stamped at the forte 'ELSENER//SCHWYZ//VICTORIA', with a number on the reverse '155780'.

This is a good example, complete with its original porte epee. The blade has virtually all its factory finish, with a little minor staining at the point. Most of the original paintwork remains on the scabbard and the hilt has fruitwood grips. The leather hanger is also in good condition.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Swiss : 20th Century]


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K O, USA, 02.04.2015

Arrived this morning thank you, liked the 'Packaging'.

M W, UK, 20.11.2009