It's shorter than most swords but longer than most daggers. So, smallsword or dagger, you decide. The most interesting, perhaps unique, feature is that the Reich Eagle faces the blade (reversed, upsidedown), not the hilt as all other German daggers I've seen.
I've exhaustively searched the Internet and found no other example (original, repro, custom, fantasy) remotely similar. Is there some mysterious symbolism in the reversed eagle? I encourage you to research it also. All in all, an extraordinarily interesting edged weapon; a unique, perhaps controversial, conversation piece to add to your militaria collection.Please check all photos carefully (vital part of description) and if you have any questions, please contact me BEFORE making an offer. The item "RARE REVERSED EAGLE GERMAN WW2 STYLE SMALLSWORD / DAGGER (DEGEN, MESSER)" is in sale since Sunday, August 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Reproductions\Germany". The seller is "specialblades" and is located in Bradenton, Florida.
This item can be shipped to United States.