WWII Croatian Naval Officer's Dress Dagger Pro German NHD Ustase Kriegsmarine
Brass hilt fittings exhibit slight surface wear on the circular pommel, with center obverse raised inscription, "NHD" (Independent State of Croatia). The Independent State of Croatia (Serbo-Croatian: Nezavisna Drava Hrvatska, NDH; German: Unabhängiger Staat Kroatien; Italian: Stato indipendente di Croazia) was a World War II-era puppet state of the Third Reich and Fascist Italy. It was established in parts of occupied Yugoslavia on 10 April 1941, after the invasion by the Axis powers. Its territory consisted of most of modern-day Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as some parts of modern-day Serbia and Slovenia, but also excluded many Croat-populated areas in Dalmatia (until late 1943), Istria, and Meimurje regions (which today are part of Croatia). During its entire existence, the NDH was governed as a one-party state by the fascist Ustaa organization. The Ustae was led by the Poglavnik, Ante Paveli. The regime targeted Serbs, Jews and Roma, as well as anti-fascist or dissident Croats and Bosnian Muslims. The Independent State of Croatia was one of the most lethal regimes in the 20th century.
This brass dagger features white celluloid grip with horizontal grooves. Crossguard features quillons in the form of two dolphins.
Blade is approximately 25cm (10 inches) long, marked Braca Knaus Zagreb, double edged blade, very fine condition; un-cleaned and untouched. Scabbard is straight, no dents. Throat is marked with manufacturers mark: Braca Knaus Zagreb. Overall dagger is in excellent condition.
The item "WWII Croatian Naval Officer's Dress Dagger Pro German NHD Ustase Kriegsmarine" is in sale since Monday, November 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Other WWII Original Items". The seller is "euro-curios" and is located in Budapest, default.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Croatia
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)