"Amazone" Early 19C Prussian Naval
Officers Dirk, Sold
In good condition, a super rare "Amazone" Early 19C
Prussian Naval Officers Dirk; Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts preußischer
Marinedolch (Preußische Marine).
This is the holy grail for German naval dirk collectors, a 100%
authentic early to mid 19th Century Prussian naval officer's dirk.
Otherwise known as an "Amazone" dirk as the first and
only records of it are of officers on the SMS
Amazone wearing these, though it was almost certainly worn Prussian
navy wide. It is such a rare dagger / dirk that expert Thomas T.
Wittmann in his (and Thomas M Johnson's) book "Collecting the
Edged Weapons of Imperial Germany" indicates only one existed
to his knowledge complete with sheath / scabbard in a private Danish
collection (Thomas T. Wittmann does have one without a scabbard
in his own personal collection).
The 10 1/2 inch blade is in good though aged condition and firm
in the hilt. The hilt is overall good though aged and has one quillon
a tad bent. The barley twist style wire grip is original and in
good condition. The brass sheath is good though aged and stained
(easily cleaned but maybe it is best left). The dirk sheathes and
draws a little loosely.
You are never, ever likely to be able to buy another one. Worth
an estimated $5,500 USD, our price is an absolutely superb investment
at just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
T06 (0723). Full sized / further images available upon request.