Army officer dress dagger with leather sheath, dated 1955.
This scarce version of the Soviet Army dagger features
simplified depiction of the Spasskaya Clock Tower of the
Moscow Kremlin: note for example the simple clock lacking
the numerals and the segment immediately above the clock
which lacks the vertical lines in the middle. /Another
example with identical simplified artwork is shown in the
reference guide"Soviet Dirks" by Bodyrev et al, pp.
The pommel shows Soviet State Seal of pre-1956 type, with 16
scrolls for number of republics in the Soviet Union. The
ricasso is maker marked "ZIK" and dated 1955; its other side
shows engraved serial number "N14613." Very uncommon and
attractive dark toned Bakelite grip. There are small maker
marks under the rivets holding the brass fittings of the
scabbard: diamond-shaped on the lower fittings and a "B" in
a circle on the upper fitting.
In excellent condition. The leather is beautiful and
"healthy, showing only minimal wear and free of scuffs,
scratches or other damage. The blade is nearly pristine,
with only the slightest in-out wear. The gilt finish is
nicely preserved and bright on all brass parts. There are a
couple of tiny chips to the lower edge of the Bakelite grip,
where it meets the lower brass fitting of the hilt, almost
unnoticeable and not affecting the integrity of the grip in
A beautiful piece overall, and far more uncommon than a
typical version with more detailed artwork.