GIL Italian Fascist Youth Leader Dagger -Leather Hanger
Terrific quality GIL leader dagger. GIL was the Fascist youth movement and basically equivalent to the Hitler Youth. This dagger also includes the extremely hard to find leather hanger. These hangers were not particularly well made and the leather used is a bit flimsy so few have survived the decades. This set looks to have been together for the duration. All of the brass fittings on dagger, scabbard and hangers have the same pleasant patina indicating that if this was ever cleaned it was a long, long time ago. The hangers leather does show gentle wear which is consistent with the rest of the set and is a dead on match with the gentle age wear of the original scabbard paint. There is not a screw or a fitting anywhere that looks like it was ever played with. Not a mint example but certainly excellent double plus with a wonderful untouched look. Good piece.