Croatian Model 1942 Treasury Guard Dress Dagger
Guns International #: 100361589 Seller's Inventory #: 21512
Category: Edged Weapons Post 1900 - Military Collectible Non-U.S.
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Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-March-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
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This dagger measures 15 1/4" overall with a 10 1/4" straight, double-edged blade. The steel has spots of freckling at the tip and on the long unmarked ricasso. The hilt has straight quillons on the crossguard with a deep relief garland of leaves motif and superimposed "R/S" on the center panel. The green dye has faded heavily from the celluloid grip which has a loose but intact braided wire wrap and a single small chip missing from below the disk-shaped pommel with "N/H/D" monogram in wreath. The fittings retain about 90% of the original nickel plated finish that has dark underlying metal visible on the edges where the nickel has flaked. The metal scabbard has a commensurate amount of nickel remaining as well as some light-moderate freckling at the rounded tip finial and on and around the throat. The obverse has two vacant rivet holes where the Croatian national crest plaque was once fitted. The Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Dr'ava Hrvatska) was established in 1941 as a German puppet state controlled by Croat Fascists and was dissolved in 1945 at the end of hostilities. These daggers, cousins to their much better known Third Reich counterparts, are quite rare and a fascinating memento of a dark chapter in Balkan history.