M1943 Elsener Schwyz Officer Dagger - sn 217xxx
M1943 Elsener Schwyz Officer Dagger. Scabbard in 99% condition with the blade and beautiful blonde grips in 99% condition. The tassel shows it's age with slight darkening of the white ropework. But the red is still vibrant.
The Swiss dagger (Schweizerdolch) is a distinctive type of dagger used in Switzerland. The characteristic mark of the Swiss dagger are two crescent-shaped, inward-bent metal bars delimiting the hilt. The curved shape of the Swiss dagger hilt appeared as early as the 13th century and remained peculiar to Switzerland. The blade was characteristically double edged, tapering to a point and usually had a diamond shape cross-section. There are two types of military portepees that were used with these daggers. White portepee indicated an officer, while red and white portepee indicated a higher NCO.