This is a perfect full set handmade new model Infantry officers dagger from 2003 made with high quality materials and detailed ornamentations. It was awarded either to higher rank officers for special merits or as a gift by the Military Ministry to prominent state people.The dagger is part of a 9 model series from 2003. Supposedly, the daggers produced are no more than 15-20 and most of them were ordered as an award or a gift to few Bulgarian generals and VIP guests of the government. The hanger of the dagger is made of red, soft woolen material, with gold like tinsel patch. The metal parts are covered with gold like layer.
In the upper end, there is a clasp for a parade officer belt, and at the bottom end can be noticed small buckles. Length is adjusted by means of solid buckles shaped as lion heads.
The daggers full length is 40,3 cm/15,8 inches. The length of the knife only is 34,7 cm/13,6 inches. The blade is 22,5 cm/8,9inches. For the construction of the blade is used high-quality French, stainless steel, of the "T-50 MO" type.
On both sides of the blade can be noticed specific Old Bulgarian-like ornamentation. There is an inscription in the middle which reads: Duty and Honor. This motto was borrowed from the Patriotic Youths Organization called Brannik that existed prior to 1945 in the Kingdom of Bulgaria. At the upper part is discreetly engraved the sign of the only authorized master of M2003 daggers, Kiril Kolikov, who has been a knife master for years on end. The sign is composed of the masters initials: K & K and a dagger in the middle, all of them placed over a shield.
The cross guard is massive and has 2 lion heads at both ends. On the one side is mounted the Bulgarian armys symbol: a lion in an upright position, over a shield. On the other side can be noticed the sign of the military order For Bravery, which is the oldest Bulgarian order.At the base of the hilt is placed a ring with a decoration of oak leaves and acorns. The hilt is made of polycarbonate and is colored in yellow to signify that the dagger is for Infantry officers. It was used gold-like wire that is coiled twice.
In the upper part can be noticed a subtly made, gold like crown ending with a cross. The scabbard is nickel-plated, with gold like elements with oak-leave ornamentation.Items sent in 72h from Europe Bulgaria. Pls wait for adjusted invoice. The item "Perfect Bulgarian Infantry Officer Parade Dagger Set 2003, dirk, blade, knife" is in sale since Wednesday, November 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Daggers".
The seller is "world_collect" and is located in Sofia, Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.