It looks like a k98 bayonet ( ausgeh seiten Gewehr )
Mehr hatte ein Gefreiter nicht .
I have a feeling it is much more exotic than that
Perhaps ivory grips, but Hitler was not göring
ore an present from italy ->
look on the italy Officer
I believe this dagger was preseneted to Hitler for his State Visit to Italy in May 1938. Also note the Corporal of Honour shoulder badge that Hitler wears on his left arm above the party armband. It uniquely shows a 'fasces' emblem, whereas Il Duce's shows an Italian fascist spread eagle. This was presented to him during Mussolini's state visit to Germany in Sept 1937.
Hitler never wore either item again after the state visit in 1938. It has been conjected that the dagger at least, was destroyed by Julius Schaub at the Berghof in 1945 as the Americans approached.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
I thought I was right about rarity of photos,like I said first one I have ever seen.
Looks like an Italian Fascists dagger to me. Not that rare, obviously that paticular one was probably a bit special but generally not as well made as the solingen blades. Check out this site, seems to have a fair idea Italian Fascist Military Antique Collectibles and Items
Wish I owned that dagger. Might be worth a couple of bucks LOL
Here is another photo and a better view of the dagger. it is definitely Italian fascist. Thanks for starting this thread Operaman. pretty cool