This is a standard DDR Army Officer dagger. These chromed daggers were identical to the Navy daggers except those daggers had gilt metal fittings and a yellow grip whereas the Land and Air Forces dagger had white fittings and a white plastic grip. The chrome plated blades were all made in typical German Naval style with a narrow dirk shape having two narrow fullers on both sides. The dagger has a push button latch to secure it inside the metal scabbard. The scabbard is suspended from a typical German style dagger hanger consisting of two aluminum faced straps with white metal fittings. This is an early East German dagger and it has a maker logo and low serial number on the blade and three buckle adjustment holes in the straps. This dagger dates to the 1960s.