This is the maker's mark
I believe this is a fake DLV dagger.sorry
Agree with harry i'm afraid, Most noticebly the lack of an enamel swastika is a sure giveaway, DLV by the way, Deutscher Luftsportverband (German airsport association i believe) ,cheers Paul
Thank you both! I looked up the maker's mark and figured it out it was supposed to be a DLV- but no way for me to know if it was real or not.
Type DLV dagger into the advanced search box top right to look at others to compare to and you'll see the differances,cheers Paul
As said above-a relatively poor copy fake.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Thanks everyone! I was concerned about buying these simply because I couldn't find a match anywhere on line but I trusted my friend- looks like I'll be asking for my money back
I said in another thread the person I got these from is trustworthy but he doesn't know militaria, I tried to explain to him you don't become an expert in this sort of thing overnight, but he didn't want to listen. I've been collecting for 25 years and I don't know half the stuff you all do.