This is a presentation dagger, presented to an officer from the members of a platoon on his promotion. The inscription is a standard abbreviation for: Zur Befµrderung am 14.1.1941, gewidment von 4. Zug der 14. Kompanie, infanterie Regiment 425, or: On your promotion, 14th Jan 1941, presented from 4th platoon, 14 company, 425 Inf Regiment. This division was fighting near Leningrad close to the 215th, and my friend Dr Hans Mehrle remembers them well. Infanterie Regiment 425 became 425 Grenadier Regiment in 1942. photo and text submitted by a collector.