Bulgarian Communist Army Parade Officer dagger, old emmission!

Bulgarian Communist Army Parade Officer dagger, old emmission!
Officer dagger

This is parade dagger of Bulgarian army officer, in a bit older emmission . The main difference is in the metal ornamentation which is a bit more nice here ... Dagger is in perfect condition with original patina at some places.

The parade dagger that is intended for all types of military forces. It was to be worn by officers and generals of the communist army and MVR. The model was established by a decree of the National Assembly, of 1951. The people who were the first to receive the dagger are the graduates of the Military Academy in 1957. 
The dagger + scabbard is 34,4 cm/13,5 inches long. The dagger only is 32,9cm/13 inches. 
The blade's length is 23,4 cm/9,2 inches. The hilt is made of white plastic material and it is lined with gold like bronze. 

On the "head" can be noticed a five-point star. The scabbard is made of chrome-plated sheet iron. 
The scabbard lining is made of bronze and it is polished. The lining comprises 2 end parts and a brace in the middle.

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