Dagger

Description
Physical Description
Silver metal with orange celluloid handle. Engraved with "Solingen." Swastika under eagle with a silver braid portapee hanger and scabbard.
General History
Solingen steel, used in making knives, scissors, razors, and surgical instruments, is world famous for its excellence. Solingen was chartered in 1374 and has been known for its fine blades since the Middle Ages. It belonged to the duchy of Berg until 1600 and passed to Prussia in 1815.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dagger
dagger, military
associated date
1941 - 1945
maker
Solingen
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
dagger: 7 in x 16 in x 1 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 40.64 cm x 3.81 cm
scabbard: 11 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 28.2575 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.5875 cm
hanging strap: 10 3/4 in x 2 in x 3/4 in; 27.305 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.905 cm
Place Made
Germany
associated place
Germany
ID Number
AF*77490M
catalog number
77490M
accession number
309977
subject
Military
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event
World War II
The Great Depression and World War II
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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