1st Pattern Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger (Luftwaffe Offizierdolch). Shortly after the unveiling of the Luftwaffe in March 1935 a modified version of the DLV’s Officer’s dagger was adopted for wear by Luftwaffe Officer’s and EM/NCO’s personnel who held a valid pilots licence, this 1st pattern dagger was often called 'Borddolch' or 'Fliegerdolch'. Originally the early daggers were produced utilizing nickel/silver fittings until 1936 when the early fittings were replaced with polished natural aluminum fittings. This is an early example with nickel/silver fittings. The dagger has an in leather wripped grip with the correct diagonally silver/aluminum wire wrap. The leather scabberd is having nickel/silver plated fittings and an early nickel/silver type hangers/chain, there is some minor damage to the leather, see photos. The blade is nicely marked by the company of 'WKC' from Solingen. The dagger is in overal good used condition and has a nice age patina. Nice and hard to find early example!