The grip has a nice creamy yellow color to it. The serial number on the dagger matches the serial number on the box and certificate (See photos).
The dark green carboard box does have some wear and damage to it (see Photos) large water stain on top. A true Cold War veteran worn by an East German Officer. Comes complete with hanger and belt loop to attach.
This has been in my collection for over 20 years. The item "Original DDR East German Army Air Force Border Guard Officer Dagger 083408" is in sale since Monday, January 25, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1976-89\Original Period Items". The seller is "recce-20f" and is located in Boise City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.