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#349592 05/28/2021 06:02 PM
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Hello, new member here.

I have this dagger I have been trying to identify for a little while now. Hoping you guys can help me out. The blade appears chromed and the style of the handle seems similar to other German swords/daggers that I have seen in the past.

Any help is much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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The scabbard is from a M1932 Italian dagger. In 1945 Italian manufacturers put together parts left over and sold them to the GI's as souvenirs. This appears to be one of them. They are usually listed for sale as WWII Italian youth daggers. However, you will not find an example in any of the reputable dagger collectors books.

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Thanks for the reply. The scabbard does look similar to that of the M1932 Italian dagger. However, this scabbard appears to be brass while all pictures I come across have chromed or black scabbards. I searched "italian youth dagger" and the results were also very close. But all the other Italian youth daggers seem to have something like an eagle head pommel while mine is plain and smooth. I haven't seen any other Italian daggers that match this one. Do you now why that would be?

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As I stated earlier, they were put together with leftover parts. Some are even Horster parts. They were not real Italian Youth daggers, the dealers just call them that to try and sell them as pre WWII. So they come with all types of handles including sword handles.


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