Kershaw Knife/Dagger Set
Thanks for stopping in and looking at this exquisite knife/dagger set. Normally these knives/daggers were sold individually, one every year over the course of three years. The quantities were limited to 5000 each year. If an individual collected all three, they were not guaranteed matching serial numbers. However, I was able to obtain all three knives/daggers with matching serial numbers (3472) in one case designed for all three to hang on a wall or set on a table for display.
When I purchased these knives/daggers, t was only one document card and that has been lost in time. The following historical information has been gleaned from research on each knife/dagger.
Kershaw's "Original" Golden Eagle Bayonet Dagger
Originally manufactured by the world famous cutlers of Solingen , Germany , this striking bayonet dagger was designed as a ceremonial weapon for the German military. In the late 1930's the government confiscated the forging dies, equipment, and even the drawings used for the golden eagle, so that it's factories can be converted to support the pre war build up of aircraft and ship parts.
After the war, British occupational forces seized the warehouses which held the golden eagle's tooling. As the years passed, the golden eagle was lost to time and the ravages of war. The tooling was rediscovered and released in 1988, when it became available to Kershaw Knives for our limited edition of 5000 Knives. Thus, Kershaw's golden eagle bayonet dagger is not a reproduction, but truly an authentic recreation of the original work made with the rediscovered tooling, and once again hand forged and finished by the master craftsmen of Solingen , Germany .
Its full tang blade is forged of the highest quality stainless steel, serial numbered, and then mirror polished before the "Golden Eagle" identification is engraved and gold filled. The decorative eagles head and guard are cast in brass as a single piece and fitted with black micarta scales. With precision manufacturing and meticulous care, Kershaw limited edition Golden eagle Bayonet dagger is indeed a masterful recreation of a remarkable pre World War 2 German ceremonial knife.
(The above information is supposed to be a copy from the document card)
Kershaw Golden Bear
This Kershaw golden bear dagger was created to commemorate a rare and magnificent bear taken in the 1920's in the Carpathian Mountains of Hungary and Romania . Its designer owned a knife factory in Solingen Germany w this knife was originally made.
Kershaw Golden Boar
This is a re-creation of a WWI German Officer's Elite "Special Forces" Dagger. It is made of genuine Solingen steel made form the original dies.
I believe that all three knives/daggers were crafted in Solingen Germany with the original dies.
Knife/Dagger Overall Length Blade Length
Golden Bear 15 1/2'" 9 3/8"
Golden Boar 14 5/8" 9 7/16"
Golden Eagle 14 1/4" 9 3/8"
Each knife/dagger has a black micarta handle with unique detail and design features on the buttcap, pummel and tang.
Words cannot truly describe them, please view each picture to see. Should you need additional photos of the knives/daggers showing specific details please ask and I will do my best to respond quickly.
Each knife/dagger is in excellent condition, never sharpened, rarely displayed. The case does have some scuff marks on one corner.
Buyer pays actual shipping costs and insurance if desired. Buyer specifies mode of shipping (USPS, UPS or other). International bidders please check your Customs rules and regulations before bidding, as these items may be banned from import. I will ship within two business days of payment, Paypal is preferred but not the only form accepted.