Very attractive transitional period post-WWII axis era yet pre-Soviet communist regime Hungarian Air Force officers dagger from the so-called Tily years. With its timeless design this is probably one of the most beautiful daggers ever issued in any military organization. It is an immediate post World War II. Era Hungarian Air Force Officer's Dagger. It is a rather rare item.
Less often seen than most WWII era daggers. Manufacturers marking "Kozak" and Hungarian shield inspector marking. Hilt fittings show light surface wear/age to the cylindrical pommel with protruding bands and domed top and crossguard with a well-designed eagle with down-sloping wings looking to its right. The reverse crossguard is complete with a blade spring release button.The white Bakelite grip with eight grip swirls complete with tight twisted wire wrap, shows minor wear/age. The dent-free scabbard shows light surface wear with features a raised Hungarian crest on the upper obverse, and a raised vine and leaf pattern running the length of the obverse shell with a vine pattern on the reverse. Complete with two suspension rings and a small lower ball. This Dagger was issued under Zoltán Tildy, an influential leader of Hungary, who served as Prime Minister from 19451946 and President from 19461948 in the post-war period before the seizure of power by Soviet-backed communists. After the conclusion of WW II, the Hungarian government established an Aviation Department that was responsible for collecting the remained aviation materials, crew and aircraft in 1946-47.
On 17th of September, 1945 the Chief of Staff, Field Marshall Janos Vörös regulated that the pre-WWII and WWII design must be abandoned and new daggers must be produced for the Air Force. This was the new design which was used until 1949. The item "Hungarian Air Force Pilot Dagger Military Aviator post WWII pre Soviet Communist" is in sale since Monday, July 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1946-49\Original Period Items". The seller is "euro-curios" and is located in Budapest, default.This item can be shipped worldwide.