I recently aquired this M1937 MVSN leader dagger and wanted to share with you since there are very few on this forum or in the collecting world, this one looks the part of a been there item, the brass chain and fittings sadly have lost all there gilt to time but the patina is very even, the scabbard shows wear and crazing, the blade is near mint as most of them are, overall it looks really good, I love the art deco style eagle and design and another interesting thing is the sharpened edge of the blade faces up when you hold it, makes me have to think twice before I put it back into the scabbard lol, I do have a few questions hopefully someone can clear some things up since there is no real heavy research and info out there for these unlike german daggers,
1. There are two styles of this one, with chain, and with leather hangers, what is the difference? I heard the chain is just a earlier version. I know the white/ivory grip plates are a high leader dagger like the one Hitler wore during his visit.
2. No maker marks, where or who designed this dagger and did the same company make them all?
Here are the photo's and some for reference as well
Thank you for taking the time to look and comment!