Item #26396

German Forestry Knife Third Reich Cutlass WKC Marked

  • Price: $1,395.00
  • Maker: German
  • Model: Cutlass
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  • Description: This is a handsome, maker marked cutlass that measures 18 3/4” overall with a 13 5/8” single-edged blade having full-length etched panel game scenes on both sides (red deer on the obverse, foxes and hound on the reverse). The steel has an overall bright original factory polish remaining but does exhibit a few minor scratches and blemishes at the tip and on the wide ricasso which is marked with the WKC “Knight's Head” trademark on the obverse. The brass hilt has retained approximately 80% of the original gilt finish with the balance having a dull ochre patina. The lobe-shaped grip has white celluloid panels with three acorn decorations on both sides and a “D” guard knucklebow with single stag hoof quillon and clamshell counterguard. The original embroidered bullion, silver and dark green portepee is included and in very good condition, although the threads and collar are frayed and quite tender where the straps meet the base of the “acorn”. The black leather sheath has dull ochre tarished throat and chape, and the leather exhibits some mild scuffing but is otherwise in excellent shape. The scabbard is equipped with the original, lightly crazed black leather frog and the cutlass rates fine-near excellent condition overall. {Ref. “German Daggers of World War II – A Photographic Reference” Vol. 3 by Thomas M. Johnson; 2005}