Polizei Dolch

TitlePolizei Dolch (?)
Sketch dated1940 (?)
SignaturePattern 4.1
Year of adoptionUnadopted
SourcesLTC (RET.) Thomas M.Johnson «Collecting the Edged Weapons of Third Reich»

The unadopted pattern of the Officer`s dagger. Judging from the insignia on the crossguard this dagger could have been intended for Police Officers. The dagger features the insignia of the organization and the scabbard has a strong resemblance to the Imperial Railway Lieder`s Dagger. This sketch is void of any time reference, but the scabbard has a strong resemblance to Casberg`s late works. At that time many institutions were included to the Police, as a result, occurred necessity to adopt new patterns of weapon for each department. This sketch demonstrates one of such patterns; nevertheless, it was not launched in production.