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Army (Land Forces) officer dress dagger with scabbard, dated 1957.

The pommel shows the appropriate Soviet state seal with 15 scrolls representing the number of republics in the USSR. The throat is maker marked "ZIK" and serial numbered "X08169". Nice, medium- to dark- toned Bakelite grip. There is a maker mark "π" stamped on the leather under the top fitting of the scabbard showing the Kremlin tower.

This piece is among the last Soviet Army daggers with ZIK maker mark produced prior to the 1958 change in regulations. From that point on, daggers such as this one would be worn only for special occasion e.g. military oath ceremony or hon

The pommel shows the appropriate Soviet state seal with 15 scrolls representing the number of republics in the USSR. The throat is maker marked "ZIK" and serial numbered "X08169". Nice, medium- to dark- toned Bakelite grip. There is a maker mark "π" stamped on the leather under the top fitting of the scabbard showing the Kremlin tower.

This piece is among the last Soviet Army daggers with ZIK maker mark produced prior to the 1958 change in regulations. From that point on, daggers such as this one would be worn only for special occasion e.g. military oath ceremony or honor guard duty. Therefore, after 1958 very few Soviet Army or Air Force officers owned a dagger; the production had largely stopped because the existing stock of daggers was sufficient to fill the need (although a tiny supplemental series of Army daggers with "Bulat" mark was produced in the late 80s).

In excellent condition. The brilliant blade has only minor in and out wear, and a couple of tiny spots on the ricasso, no oxidation, significant pitting, notches or any other damage. The scabbard leather is supple, free of significant scuffs or wear, and still has beautiful healthy sheen. The brass parts are very well preserved and free of nicks or dents. The original gold varnish is very bright on all other brass parts showing only occasional light scuffs, no significant scratches. An extremely attractive, essentially flawless piece!
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