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The SA or Brown Shirts, were a private political formation which Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP used to maintain order at organized Party meetings and demonstrations. The group was formed in 1921, and grew to a huge force of nearly 3,000,000 men by the later 1930's. To instill esprit de corps, as well as create employment for the Blade City of Solingen, it was decided each SA man would carry a dagger with his Brown Shirt uniform. Huge quantities needed to be produced to accommodate the demand. The dagger initially was produced of hand-fitted nickel mounts with attractive finished wood grip and brown anodized (a bluing process) finished scabbard.

The blade was etched with the SA motto, Alles für Deutschland. Examples produced prior to 1935 were stamped with the German sector of the SA group on reverse lower crossguard. Later examples underwent standardization through the RZM ministry. These pieces were produced of cheaper plated zinc-base fittings and scabbards were simply painted brown.

Prior to his "unmasking" as a traitor, Ernst Röhm was the leader of the SA. In 1934, he distributed approximately 100,000 SA daggers with his personal inscription on the reverse blade. These daggers were to honor individuals who had served with the SA prior to December, 1931. Other than the inscription, these pieces were identical to the standard M1933 SA dagger. After the Röhm purge, the inscription was ordered to be removed. Many examples were returned to the factory for grinding. Others were simply ground in the field by whatever means were available. Examples will occasionally be encountered with remnants of the original inscription remaining on the blade, but mostly none will remain. Some blades exist with an intact inscription, exhibiting only the removal of the Röhm signature. Very, very rarely is an example seen with a full, untouched inscription, as the holder would have surely risked a charge of treason.



SADAGGERS #39521C Mid-period Double-proofed SA Dagger - Tiger

If you are a double-proofed fanatic and demand the best of condition, this dagger should be for you. The cross guards are the nickel-plated type, but they are flawless - very rare to see plated guards in absolute perfect condition. They remain completely factory bright. The grip is a pristine RZM type having high center ridge and attractive vertical grain. The grip perfectly fits these fine guards. The SA runes button is straight north to south positioned and has mint enamel. The grip eagle is also a beauty being a nickel-plate type. It is the style with beak that points upward slightly. It shows no wear what so ever and is new-like. A rarely-seen, totally perfect grip here.

The scabbard shell is straight as an arrow having pristine chocolate brown paint being in full mint condition with its original factory luster. The nickel-plated, steel base scabbard mounts are also in new condition to include the never-dropped lower ball. The four dome head nickel-plated screws are in place and unturned - the screws still have the plating intact on their heads.

The blade is mirror-bright, easily having all of its cross grain. It is literally stone mint. The crisp motto is factory dark with all of its original background tone. The reverse ricasso is matching-etched featuring a large striped tiger making his way across the blade from edge to edge. The cat's detail is so clear that easily the stripes are all visible, to include even the whiskers. The cat appears to be growling as he moves toward a hopeful meal. Beneath the feline is the firm's name, "TIGER" along with his hometown, "Solingen". At the lower ricasso in a horizontal etch is the code, "RZM M 7/68". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower cross guard contour.

A beautiful dagger here that appears to have come out of a time machine. Anybody got a Tiger paper issue sack out there?

Mint Mint Mint. $1,495.00

SADAGGERS #33057 Early SA Dagger with Three Piece Hanger - Haco, Berlin

This Haco dagger has the usual interesting characteristics attributable to this maker, being the only one to hail from Berlin. The nickel cross guards have a fine dull patina evenly toned across their surfaces. Studying the tang nut, there is no sign that it has ever been apart. The guards have excellent smooth surfaces, crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The reverse lower cross guard is Gruppe marked, "B", as most Haco's will be. The grip is a very fine walnut having fine sharp center ridge. It also has appealing vertical grains which are nicely brought out by the fact that the grip still has its factory-done varnished coat. The grip fits the guards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and has 100% enamel. The grip eagle is the early nickel type being the "nigh-necked" variety. All details remain throughout this bird's body, wreath and swastika. The bird is patinated the same as the other mounts. Snapped about the upper grip is the original-to-the piece belt loop and grip retainer loop. The leather still is sound. An impressive hilt here.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The anodizing has turned dark, but appears to be all there showing some age in the surfaces. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in excellent condition, to include the never-dropped ball. Attached to the carrying ring is a matching leather short hanger, The hanger is complete with the retaining ring. The hardware is the early nickel variety, the clip being the standard type and being unmarked.

The blade shows signs in the ricasso areas that it would still be in mint condition were there not some surface grindings at the lower edge of the obverse and on most of the area on the reverse. I don't think this would have been a Röhm inscribed blade as I do not think that Haco made Röhm daggers - at least I do not remember seeing one. I suspect that there may have been some other inscription or personalization on this blade. Perhaps after-war caution took over and maybe the original owner had the inscription ground out fearing recrimination. This blade appears to be in very fine condition on the areas that were not ground. The reverse ricasso is etched with the "lifesaver" style trademark featuring twin circles which contain the firm's name and location, "Haco, Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower cross guard contour. An interesting dagger here priced fairly. Haco daggers are always popular with collectors as the hilts show much hand-work, usually being hand-numbered inside. The next owner will have the pleasure to do this inspection as this dagger has never been apart.

Excellent. $750.00

SADAGGERS #39584C Early SA Dagger with Full Röhm Inscription - Carl Eickhorn

This Röhm dagger is a classic Eickhorn example, having fine nickel crossguards and tang nut. The guards have excellent smooth surfaces, crisp edges and the deeply cut, precise accent grooves typical of this firm. The lower reverse crossguard is not Gruppe marked, as many of these Röhm daggers were given to various officials and Party members from Röhm's office directly and therefore, did not get shipped with the normal runs of daggers to the various Gruppe throughout Germany.

The grip is a totally perfect example with good sharp center ridge and exactly fitting the crossguards throughout. It is an attractive tobacco-colored wood, having a pleasing, close grain which runs vertically. The SA runes button is perfectly place and has fine enamel with no flaws. The nickel grip eagle is the "High-necked" variety. There is little to no wear to the bird and all details are there to the bird's head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight as an arrow having all of the purple-toned anodizing typical of this firm. There are traces of the original protective lacquer spread throughout the anodizing. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in first class condition to include the never-dropped lower ball. The four original screws are in place and are unturned.

Attached to the upper ring is what appears to be the original-to-the-piece short hanger. The leather remains supple, but the small retainer loop has gone to time. The nickel snap clip is the conventional shape, being marked, "DRGM" and "A" on the reverse. A fine scabbard.

The blade remains bright throughout, still having a good amount of the original factory grain. The motto, "Alles für Deutschland" is crisp and deep having 100% of the original factory darkening in the letter backgrounds. This blade rates excellent plus, plus to near mint. The reverse has a wonderfully etched inscription, exactly matching the obverse dark backgrounds in the letters. "In herzlicher Kameradschaft Ernst Röhm". The trademark is the small double ovals containing the firm's name and location, "Carl Eickhorn/ Solingen". In the center is the seated squirrel with a nut in his paws and having the smooth-style tail. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A very fine example here of the rarely seen Röhm inscription. It is not a full mint dagger, but it is in extremely collectible condition and highly desirable. if you are looking for a medium-priced original Röhm selection, this dagger deserves your attention.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $7,495.00

SADAGGERS #39316C Early SA Dagger – Johann Leupold

This early SA Dagger is a true gem. It is in beautiful condition, looking to have been cleaned in modern times. It is a remarkable looking dagger and should please even the fussiest SA collector.

The nickel crossguards are beautiful, with precisely cut accent grooves, crisp edge definition, and fine, smooth surfaces. I don’t see any signs of the tang nut ever being removed. The lower mount is Gruppe marked “Fr” on the reverse.

The grip is a tremendous example, fitting the guards perfectly and remaining in faultless condition. It is a High Contour example, with extremely fine, almost furniture-like wood. The SA runes button is nicely set and retains perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a point behind its head. This fine looking bird retains full detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout except for a very small ding on the edge just below the center. It is extremely minor and is not easily seen. The “anodized” finish is a very pleasing coppery color, 100% intact and with about 98% of the original lacquer remaining. The only wear at all is a tiny amount of wear at the upper center where the original owner most likely rested his hand. The scabbard mounts are also beauties, being in very fine condition including the lower ball. The original nickel screws are all in place and unbuggered.

The blade, as you would expect, is also in pristine condition. It is mirror bright and retains all of the original grain. The SA motto is crisp and deep with 100% of the original background darkening. The reverse ricasso of this mint blade is marked with a set of double ovals that contain the firm’s name and location, “Johann Leupold Bayreuth”. Inside we see a crossed thistle and arrow design. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

The maker rates a 7 on the McSAAR scale. A beautiful dagger here, perfect if you want to add a real showstopper to your collection.

Mint Minus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #39310C Early SA Dagger – F. A. Kirschbaum

This early SA Dagger is in very nice condition throughout. The mounts have a fine, dull patina but remain clean and good looking, with precisely cut accent grooves, crisp edge definition, and fine, smooth surfaces. The lower guard is Gruppe marked “Nrh” on the reverse.

The grip is in perfect condition, fitting the guards like a rubber glove. It is a Medium Contour example of fine, light brown wood with a subtle subsurface grain. The SA runes button is nicely set and retains perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a point behind its head. This fine looking bird retains full detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell has 100% of the original copper-brown “anodized” finish. In addition there is quite a bit of lacquer remaining, particularly on the lower reaches of the shell. I’d say about 50% remain. The scabbard mounts are in nice condition, the lower ball having just a tiny ding in the center. It is nothing, however. The mounts are retained by the four original nickel screws.

The original hanger is still in place. It has good leather although the small retainer loop is missing. The hanger is complete with nickel hardware, including a conventional snap clip tht is marked “A” and “DRGM” on the reverse.

The blade is in beautiful, mint condition, with all of the crossgrain and a needle-like tip The SA motto is quite dark, with 100% of the darkening in the letter backgrounds. The reverse ricasso is marked with a pair of ovals which enclose the name and location of the firm, “F. A. Kirschbaum Solingen”. Inside the ovals we see “& Co”. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

The Kirschbaum firm rates an 8 on the McSARR scale, making this dagger very scarce and desirable.

Near Mint. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #39305C Early SA Dagger – C. Linder

This early SA Dagger is in outstanding, untouched condition. The nickel mounts have a very fine, dull patination and remain in very fine shape throughout. The lower guard is Gruppe marked “Ns” on the reverse.

The grip is very fine, showing no usage and with High Contour construction. It is a nice chestnut colored wood with a very good looking subsurface grain. The SA runes button is nicely set and retains perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the “High Necked” style. This fine looking bird retains full detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is also a beauty. It appears to have a brown painted surface as opposed to being “anodized”. There are occasions on which we do see the use of brown paint and it is totally original. This paint remains nearly 100% intact, with just a little modest wear on the reverse. The scabbard mounts have a matching patination and are all in perfect condition. The four original screws are all in place and unturned.

Attached to the carrying ring is the original short hanger. This hanger has excellent leather and is complete with the small retainer loop. The hardware is of nickel, with a conventional snap clip. The clip is marked “A” and “DRGM” on the back, and was installed with the snap at the reverse. We see this a lot on SA daggers, it apparently made the dagger easier to mount on a loop.

The blade is first-rate, in fully mint condition and with 100% of the original crossgrain. The tip remains needle-like. The reverse is marked “C. Linder / Solingen / Meerscheid”. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

An extremely nice SA Dagger here, from a maker that rates an 8 on the McSARR scale.

Mint Minus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #39318C Early SA Dagger – C. Lütters

This Lütters SA Dagger is extremely desirable, being in superb condition. The crossguards and scabbard mounts are all of dully patinated nickel. I do not see any sign that the tang nut has been out in modern times. The lower guard is Gruppe marked “Ns” on the reverse.

The grip is dark brown and of High Contour construction. It nicely fits the guards. The SA runes button is nicely set and retains perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the “High Necked” style. This fine looking bird retains full detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is also very fine. It is completely dent free and has 100% of the original coppery “anodized” finish. There is also a lot of lacquer on this scabbard, probably around 60% intact. The scabbard mounts are in perfect condition through to the lower ball. They are retained by four original, unturned screws.

The blade is mirror-bright and mint, will all of the crossgrain and a needle-like tip. The SA motto crisp and dark, with 100% of the factory blacking. The reverse ricasso is marked with the very desirable Resting Lion trademark of the C. Lütters firm. This trademark is very finely detailed and looks fantastic. Below the cat is the word “Löwenwerk”, or “Lionworks” in German. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

Lütters is listed a 10 on the McSARR scale, the highest, most rare rating. If you are collecting SA Daggers, you need this piece. You are not likely to see one of this quality ever again.

Mint Minus. $1,495.00

SADAGGERS #39520C Early SA Dagger with Full Röhm Inscription - Carl Eickhorn

This full Röhm has to be one of the best I have ever seen, let alone have had the pleasure to offer to the collecting community. It is just a flat-out killer in incredible condition.

The dagger has beautiful nickel cross guards having just a light patina across their surfaces - it does not look like they have been exposed to much air over the years. Studying the tang nut, I see absolutely no signs that this nut has ever been turned. The guards are certainly the "H.E." marked type, but since I can't take the dagger down, this will have to be an educated guess. These guards appear almost unused, as they are in such a preferred condition. Absolute smooth surfaces, crisp edges and the deep, deep, precise accent grooves that we see only on Eickhorn guards. As is often the case with minty SA Röhm's, there is no Gruppe mark on the reverse of the lower cross guard. I believe this is because many of these daggers were personally given by Röhm to Party big shots and important 3rd Reich officials. The recipients probably wrote the traditional "thank you" note to "Meine lieben Ernst" and then proceeded to throw the dagger into a drawer and not only did not wear it, but probably never gave it a second thought even after Röhm was executed. Given his reputation, most proper Nazis were not sad to hear of an unseemly guileless Ernst pulled from his bed by the Führer himself, along with his young male lover, (not that there is anything wrong with that), and shot a day later. The grip is a furniture-like cherry-looking wood. It is as crisp as the day it was installed on this dagger, having perfect straight center ridge and no signs of any wear. Lovely thing here! The SA runes button is nicely placed and appears to still have most of its original frosted finish on the runes and surrounding circle - very rare to see this on a grip button. The nickel grip eagle is the "high-necked" variety. This eagle is brand-new in every way, exactly matching the patina of the nickel guards. The grip fits the cross guards like a rubber glove. The best conditioned, total quality hilt you will see in this hobby!

The scabbard shell is also really lovely. The "anodized" finish is completely 100%, still having its original coppery color which is usually the first thing to go on these Eickhorn finishes. The nickel scabbard mounts are in superb, new-like condition having an exact matching patination to the hilt. Naturally, the lower ball has never come close to the ground and remains perfect. The unturned, four original nickel screws are all in place. Attached to the hanging ring is what certainly has to be the original short hanger. The leather is in outstanding condition having line decoration along the edges and complete with the little retaining loop leather. The hardware is the nickel type having an unmarked, conventional style snap clip.

OK - now for the best part - the blade, of course. And what an exciting piece of steel it is. Absolute mirror bright, mint, mint, stone mint! They just don't get any better. The blade has all cross grain with crisp, deep SA motto, "Alles für Deutschland". The motto was never such a pleasure to read when it is in this condition. 100% of the black darkening is in the backgrounds of the letters. It just jumps out at your eyes when you view it, accented by the pristine brightness of the blade of which the motto is an integral part. The reverse will cause even more pleasure gazing at the crisp and perfect dedication, "In herzlicher Kameradeship Ernst Röhm". The inscription has never been presented better - fabulous! The trademark is also a terrific complete etch with all details there. It features the small double ovals which contain the firm's name and location, "Carl Eickhorn/ Solingen". Inside is the seated squirrel with nut in his paws sporting a serrated tail. Even the cute rodent's eye is all there. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower cross guard contour.

If there is a better Eickhorn Röhm out there, I have not seen it yet. A truly remarkably well-preserved dagger here, produced with the greatest of care and best of materials by the prestigious Carl Eickhorn firm. This dagger is what collecting is all about! A true investment quality piece here!

MINT, MINT, MINT. $11,995.00

SADAGGERS #39534C Early SA Dagger with Small "A" Motto - Carl Eickhorn

This dagger is one of the initial production pieces produced by the Carl Eickhorn firm after the "Christmas" prototypes were adopted for mass production. For some reason Eickhorn continued to use the original "small 'A' motto" for a short time, before adopting the standard motto. We see very few originals of these pieces, so this example is very desirable by serious SA collectors.

The hilt is a textbook Eickhorn example. The fine nickel cross guards are "H.E." marked internally. They have excellent smooth surfaces with crisp edges and the usual precise accent grooves seen on these in-house produced cross guards. The reverse lower guard is Gruppe marked, "Wf". The under portion of the lower cross guard is inspector marked, "8". The grip is an outstanding cherry-color wood, being in totally perfect condition and precisely fitting the guards. The SA runes button is perfectly inlaid with good enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the "high-necked" variety having excellent remaining detail to the eagle.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has 100% of the original "anodized" finish and there are remaining traces of lacquer visible around the protective areas of the upper and lower mount. The scabbard mounts are of matching nickel. They are in excellent condition with a few wearing signs on the surface of the obverse lower mount, but no dings or problems. The lower ball remains in perfect condition. The four original screws are all in place and are unturned. There is a good conditioned short hanger attached to the ring. The leather is still supple throughout. The small retainer loop has gone to time. The hanger hardware is the early nickel type with the clip being the "snout-nosed" shape having the rivet which retains the spring.

The blade remains bright, having good visible grain in the surfaces. The blade shows only minor age and the usual in and out markings. It rates at about excellent plus. The SA motto, "Alles für Deutschland" is done in the letter fonts called the "small "A" motto" by the collecting community. The etching is deep and crisp having about 90% of the original darkening in the letter backgrounds. The reverse cross guard contains the matching etched maker logo. It features double ovals which contain the firm's name, "Carl Eickhorn/ Solingen". Inside, is the seated squirrel being the style with serrated tail. A rarely seen original dagger and a "key" to an SA "type" collection.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $8.500.00

SADAGGERS #39311C Early SA Dagger – Herbeck & Meyer

This early SA Dagger is in very nice condition. The nickel crossguards are in very fine shape, with good, smooth surfaces, crisp edges, and precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked “Nrh”.

It is interesting to note that the overly-aggressive stamper hit the “Nrh” just on the edge of the guard where it meets the handle. It resulted in an interesting look we don’t normally see, but was obviously still passable the guard did not get bent. It also goes to show that, as we know from looking at many of these, that Gruppe stampings were all done by hand, with a hammer and a die.

The grip is a Smooth Contour type, being a little thinner than most and with a subtle vertical grain. It is in perfect condition, fitting the guards like a glove. The SA runes button is perfectly placed, with good enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the “High Necked” type and is in perfect condition throughout.

The scabbard shell is basically straight throughout, with only a couple of very modest traces of wear. The “anodized” finish is intact, just at the point it would thin if the dagger were worn again. It retains a nice coppery-brown tone. The nickel scabbard mounts are all in good shape, including the lower ball. The original nickel screws are all in place and unturned.

The blade is remarkable, fully mint with all of the crossgrain and a needle-like tip. The SA motto is crisp with dark background lettering. The reverse of the blade is marked with the seldom seen maker, “Herbeck & Meyer / Solingen – Höhschied”. This maker is rated an 8 on the McSARR scale, so you won’t see one often, if at all. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A nice dagger here, scarcely seen and priced to sell.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,095.00

SADAGGERS #39315C Mid-period SA Dagger – RZM M7/27 (Puma)

This Puma SA Dagger looks to be unissued or perhaps simply never worn; it remains in new-like condition throughout.

The crossguards are the nickel-plated type, as is the tang nut. The guards remain in nearly perfect condition, with only the slightest traces of age on the bright surfaces.

The grip is a typical RZM type with High Ridge construction. It is a pleasing brown wood with vertical wood grain. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and retains fine enamel. The grip eagle is the style with a slightly upturned beak. It is a nickel example, probably one of the last of it’s type used. The detail to this bird is exceptional despite the fact it is mounted on the highest part of the grip. All of the detailing somehow escaped being worn away.

The scabbard shell is basically straight and has fine, original chocolate brown paint. This paint is 99.9% intact and retains the original luster. The scabbard mounts are of nickel plated steel and they too are completely factory fresh and in full mint condition. The mounts are retained by four dome head screws which are unturned. These screws retain all of the plating on their heads.

The blade of this dagger is an extremely fine example, being fully mint, with 100% of the original crossgrain and a needle-like tip. The SA motto is darkly etched and very crisp. The reverse ricasso has an open RZM circle set above the Puma code, “M 7/27”. The blade shoulders nicely meet the crossguard contours.

If you happen to have an original Puma issue tag and/or bag there would be no problem mating them up with this dagger. A very choice SA example here.

Mint. $1,095.00

SADAGGERS #39366 Prototype SA Christmas Dagger - E.P.& S.

I have owned this SA Christmas dagger for a couple of decades and have enjoyed having it in my personal collection. I have recently been able to upgrade this piece, so I have decided to offer it to the collecting community. For those of you that are ardent SA collectors, the Christmas daggers are the ultimate weapon to find as they are almost never offered on the market place. We think that perhaps two dozen were made by E.P. & S. and probably about the same by Carl Eickhorn. These daggers were produced as prototypes in December of 1933 in anticipation of the order to Solingen for a million SA daggers that was to be forthcoming in February of 1934. The prototypes were given to SA Generals in December to "try them out" and see how they were received by the SA throngs. Needless to say, the daggers were an immediate success and the order was given by Ernst Röhm to begin production of the first 1 million SA daggers. Can you imagine the happiness and gratefulness that went on in Solingen that day after a decade and a half of little to do for the hundreds of expert craftsman that occupied this City of Blades. There must have been a lot of beer sold that day!

The prototype daggers were all produced with the Ernst Röhm dedication on the reverse of the blade. Since these daggers were prototypes there were some factors that were improved when production started. These factors were the following: 1. The cross guards used were of heavier duty than necessary. 2. A distinctive political grip eagle with pointed wings and high head/neck was used which would not last in the standard model runs due to the amount of hand work necessary to fit the bird flush with the grip. 3. Special letter fonts were used for the blade motto etch, now known by the collecting community as the "small A motto". This was also changed in the production models. 4. E.P. & S used steel scabbard shells, however, Eickhorn pieces are found with copper shell, a material that proved too fragile for normal usage and was later changed to steel. Other much more subtle changes were made which I have tried to address in the below description of the dagger.

This example I am offering is a textbook E. P. & S. piece. It has never been cleaned and reflects its original patination. The large nickel cross guards are in excellent condition with good smooth surfaces and crisp edges. The accent grooves are not as deep as we see on standard production. The tang nut top surface edge is also slightly wider than standard. These guards are marked internally with the letters, "SS". Other Pack examples also have alphabetical letter markings inside. The grip is a fine walnut wood, chosen for its hardness and attractive grain. It is slightly more robust than standard production. This grip remains in perfect condition, having slight shrinkage signs, as the edges do not perfectly meet the guards. The SA runes button is a copper type. A small portion of the enamel above the runes placement is chipped and missing. The grip eagle is the unique prototype variety having the pointed wing tips, high slim head and large wreath with swastika. The details to the bird are all there showing only nominal wear. There is a small brad that retains the eagle in place. The brad is applied between the talons on the bird, a Pack exclusive, as the Eickhorn grip eagles were equipped with prongs on the reverse.

The steel scabbard shell is completely straight. It is finished with an "anodizing" that is there, but shows age uniformly spread on the surfaces. The matching nickel mounts are in excellent condition, to include the lower ball. The upper mount is the smaller type frequently seen on Pack products. This upper mount is deeply stamped on the reverse with the number, "34250". This could be an SA number or a possible Ausweiss number. The original nickel screws are all in place and are unbuggered. Attached to the hanging ring is a heavy-duty style short hanger. The leather is the standard type, still being supple and complete with the small retainer loop. The clip is quite large, however, and is equipped with a checkered surface. (I have period photos in my collection which show this heavy duty hanger in wear on a prototype dagger worn by an SA General.) Attached to the hanger is a belt loop, being the style that is looped over at the top and has a boss which acts as a retainer button. The "D" ring is a standard nickel-plated type.

Unfortunately, the blade is not in good condition, having pitting covering portions of both sides. The "small A motto", however, is mostly visible. On the reverse, the good collector eye will see that the blade it has undergone the removal of the once-present Röhm inscription. The E.P. & S. hammering Siegfried logo has been spared, and it is all there. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower cross guard contour.

So, this is a golden opportunity to acquire one of the rarest daggers of the 3rd Reich, but also the first political dagger model made and worn. Chances are an acquisition in the future may be impossible. Granted, I wish the blade of this dagger were in better condition, but the outside is fine and this dagger absolutely is what it is - the rarest of the rare. If you are a serious SA collector, this is your chance to acquire something no one else has.

Excellent. $11,995.00

SADAGGERS #39312C Early SA Dagger – Wagner & Lange

This fine, early SA Dagger is in exceptional condition throughout.

The crossguards are real beauties, with a fine, dull patina. From the looks of it, the tang nut has been out maybe once or twice. These guards have precisely cut accent grooves, crisp edge definition, and fine smooth surfaces. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked “No”.

The grip is very fine looking, with a pleasing wood grain that is particularly distinct on the left obverse, while the reverse has a series of swirls that run from the right edge into the center. This grip fits the guards perfectly. The SA runes button is nicely placed and remains in perfect condition. The grip eagle is the “High Necked” variety; all details are visible throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika of this bird.

The scabbard shell is perfectly straight and has 100% of the “anodized” finish, with traces of the original lacquer clinging to the areas protected by the scabbard mounts. It is rare to see an SA scabbard in this fine a condition. The scabbard mounts are very fine throughout, to include the lower ball. These mounts are retained by the original, unturned nickel screws.

Attached to the hanging ring of the scabbard is a short hanger which is original to the piece. This hanger is an early type and is in generally excellent condition, although it is lacking the small retainer loop. The leather, however, is still supple. The hardware of the hanger is the nickel type, with a “snout nosed” clip featuring a rivet-retained spring.

The mint blade of this dagger is as nice as you will see these days, with 100% of the original crossgraining, a mirror finish and a needle-like tip. The SA motto is crisp and deep, with 100% of the darkening in the backgrounds of the lettering. The reverse ricasso is marked with the rarely seen trademark of manufacturer; the name and location of the firm, “Wagner & Lange” runs about the interior edge of a thick oval. In the center is what appears to be a stylized crown (or hat) being pierced by a fletched arrow. Jutting from the bottom of the figure is a hooked “foot”, for lack of a better word. The blade shoulders perfectly marry up to the lower crossguard contour.

Wagner & Lange rates a 6 on the McSARR scale, making this quite a scarce and desirable dagger.

Near Mint. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #39307C Early SA Dagger – J. A. Schmidt

This SA Dagger is a real beauty throughout.

The nickel crossguards and tang nut are in choice condition, having a very fine, even dull patination. The guard have an appealing looking, being slightly thicker than most and with exceptionally smooth surfaces, crisp edges, and precisely cut accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked “Ns”.

The SA runes button is perfectly placed and the enamel is in fine condition. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a point behind the head of the bird. It retains full detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is also exceptional, with 100% of the “anodized” finish and upwards of 95% of the original lacquer. This lacquer only shows traces of wear to the surface. The nickel scabbed mounts are in good shape. The lower mount has small ding to the ball but this minor hit does not show from the front. The mounts are retained by the four original nickel screws which are unturned.

The blade of this dagger is nice and bright, with only the tiniest of finger smudges near the ricasso of both sides keeping it from being fully mint. It has all of the crossgrain and a needle-like tip. The SA motto is deep and crisp, with 100% of the darkening in the backgrounds of the lettering. The reverse ricasso of the blade has the attractive trademark of the Schmidt firm; a church with twin steeples surmounted by a cross. In an oval around the logo is the name and location of the firm, “J. A. Schmidt & Sohne / Solingen”. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

The Schmidt firm rates a 9 on the McSARR scale, making it among the most difficult SA types to obtain. A very fine and only rarely seen SA Dagger here.

Near Mint. $1,395.00

SADAGGERS #39349C Early SA Dagger with Full Röhm Inscription - Carl Eickhorn

This Full Röhm SA Dagger has a very choice outside. The dagger does not appear to have been apart in modern times. The nickel guards are no doubt the "H.E" marked variety. These guards have good smooth surfaces, crisp edges and the usual deep accent grooves typical of Eickhorn pieces. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked, "Ns".

The grip is a fine-conditioned example having high-ridge center construction. It fits the guards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has good enamel. The matching nickel grip eagle is the "high-necked" variety with all details remaining to the bird's head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika.

The scabbard is also a dandy. The shell is straight as an arrow. It has 100% of the anodized surface and about 80% of the original protective lacquer - a most impressive scabbard here. The matching nickel mounts are in fine condition. The lower ball shows no dings but does show mild usage signs. The unturned nickel screws are all in place.

Attached to the carrying ring is an excellent three-piece hanger. The leather matches throughout the three pieces and still remains supple. The short hanger is missing the small regain loop. The hardware is the early nickel type with the clip being the "snout-nosed, unmarked type, having a rivet which retains the spring. The grip regain loop has good working snap.

The blade, although still somewhat bright appears to have been lightly sanded by some "do-gooder" in the past. It is a shame as the blade appears tro have been in mint condition prior to this effort. It still grades at excellent. The SA motto, "Alles für Deutschland" remains crisp, having about 95% of the original darkening in the letter backgrounds. The reverse inscription is exactly matching the motto being, "In herzlicher Kameradschaft Ernst Röhm". The trademark is the small double-oval variety containing the firm's name and location, "Carl Eickhorn/ Solingen". In the center is a smooth-tail, seated squirrel with nut in his paws. The blade shoulders nicely meet the lower cross guard contour.

A fine opportunity here to acquire an original Röhm dagger, produced by a premier maker. If the blade were still in mint condition, this dagger would sell for twice the amount we are asking. A bargain!

Excellent Plus. $4,995.00

SADAGGERS #39278 Early Personalized SA Dagger with Leader’s School Tyr Rune – Reinh. Weyersberg

This early SA Dagger is quite an interesting piece; not only does it have the name of the original owner on the blade, but there is also a SA Leader’s School Tyr rune on the lower scabbard mount.

The crossguards on this dagger are of solid nickel and in nice condition throughout. The lower reverse guard is marked “Fr”.

The grip is quite beautiful, being in perfect condition and fitting the guards like a rubber glove. This grip has a pleasing brown color and subtle wood grain which runs lengthwise. The SA runes button is nicely placed and retains perfect enamel. The grip eagle is of nickel and is the style with a beak that points slightly upward. The bird is mostly worn, although the eye and some of the breast feathering does remain intact. The wings and wreathed swastika, however, remain quite crisp.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout, having only minor traces of carrying wear. The “anodized” finish is basically intact, being just at the point where it may start to thin in the future. There are some extremely minor traces of age on the right obverse but they hardly bear mentioning. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in good condition, with the lower mount showing only very mild carrying wear. The scabbard mounts are retained by nickel screws, all in place and unbuggered.

What is really interesting, however, is the Tyr rune which has been applied to the lower mount. It looks to be of the same nickel silver metal as the scabbard mount as they match perfectly. This Tyr rune has obviously been there since day one, as there is lots of age and patination around the protected edges of the symbol. This presence of this rune would indicate that the owner of this dagger was a member or teacher with the National Leader’s School of the NSDAP. These leaders carried this runic insignia on the left shoulder of their uniform; if you are interested in seeing this rune in-wear you can check out the Angolia SA book on pages 264 and 265.

Attached to the carrying ring is what appears to the be the original short hanger. The brown leather is in excellent condition and is complete with a small retainer loop. The hardware is of nickel with an early, “snout nosed” clip that has a spring retained by means of a rivet.

The blade is still nice and bright but it does show traces of wear and some slight thinning of the SA motto. The is no background darkening left in the letters but they remain quite crisp. On the reverse of the blade is the name of the original owner, “Rudolf Schmidt”, beautifully etched along the horizontal axis. I guess it might be possible to research this man, although the name is so common it would be very difficult.

Adding to the intrigue of the dagger is the fact that it made by the firm of Reinhard Weyersberg of Solingen. The logo consists of an angled letter “R” surrounded by a matching angled border that is open at the top. The name of the firm, “Reinh. Weyersberg” is in an arch above this trademark, and the whole affair sits atop the location of “Solingen”. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours.

A fantastic SA Dagger here, perfect for the “type” collector or someone who like unique pieces. This maker rates at a 10 on the McSARR scale, making it one the most difficult producers to obtain.

Excellent. $1,895.00> (#012017)

SADAGGERS #39136C Mid-period SA Dagger – RZM M7/36 (E. & F. Hörster)

This Hörster SA Dagger is in choice condition throughout. The crossguards are nickel-plated, still bright throughout and with all of the original plating. There is just a minor amount of moisture-related lifting on the area where the guards meet the grip.

The RZM-style grip is a High Ridge construction. It nicely fits the guards and has a very pleasing vertical wood grain, particularly prominent on the reverse. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and retains good enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a beak that points slightly upward; this bird retains full detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The period paint is a fine, chocolate brown color and it remains 100% intact. This paint has minor traces of attic crazing but they are nothing. The scabbard mounts are of nickel plated steel, in factory bright condition to include the lower ball. The original dome head screws are in place and unturned.

Attached to the scabbard is the original short hanger. This hanger has excellent brown leather and is complete with a small retainer loop. The hardware is nickel plated, the snap clip having just a mild amount of age on the “push-in” part. The clip is stamped “RZM M5/94” and “OLC” on the reverse.

The blade of this dagger is in mint condition, with all of the original crossgrain and a needle-like tip. The SA motto is nice and dark, with 100% of the background blacking. The reverse ricasso is marked with double open RZM circles which are set above the code for the Hörster firm, “M7/36”. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard.

A very nice mid-period SA Dagger here.

Mint Minus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #38665C Transitional SA Dagger – RZM M7/34 (Rudolf Jacobs)

This SA Dagger is quite interesting, coming from one of the more rarely seen producers and with some transitional traits. At first glance someone might say, “Oh, that dagger has nickel fittings and plated scabbard mounts so it MUST be a mismatch!”. This is not the case here, however.

This dagger has nickel guards with no Gruppe mark on the reverse. These guards were left over from earlier pieces made by Jacobs; they were used up in typically practical German fashion. These guards have good, smooth surfaces, crisp edge definition and precisely cut accent grooves. The tang nut is the standard nickel-plated steel type, again a transitional trait.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has a dark, almost purplish paint which is still 100% intact. This nice looking paint retains the original shine and only a few age spiders here and there. The nickel-plated scabbard mounts are in good condition throughout, the lower ball having just a tiny ding at the left bottom. The mounts are retained by dome head steel screws which retain most of their plating.

Attached to the scabbard is a fine, original hanger. This hanger is constructed of dark brown leather and is complete with a small retainer loop. The leather is outstanding condition, as is the nickel-plated hardware. The snap clip is marked “A” and “DRGM” and “RZM M5-8”. On the reverse.

The blade of this dagger is still nice and bright, with all of the original crossgrain and a needle-like tip. There is only the most modest traces of age on this near mint blade. The SA motto is nice, crisp and dark. The reverse ricasso is marked with a double shaded RZM circle, set atop the Jacob’s code “M 7/43”.

This is the first example like this I have remember having. Jacobs is listed as an 8 on the McSARR scale.

B>Near Mint. $995.00

SADAGGERS #39187C Mid-period SA Dagger - RZM M7/13 (Schüttlehöfer)

This mid-period SA Dagger is a fine example.

The crossguards are nickel-plated and are still bright throughout, sowing only the most modest of age. The matching tang nut is also in good condition, looking to have been out once or twice at most.

The grip is a fine RZM type with Sharp Contour construction. The wood is perfect throughout and has a fine, pleasing grain; it fits the guards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a slightly upturned beak; there is very modest wear to his bird in the head ad breast feathering, but the wings, talons, and wreathed swastika remain crisp.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has outstanding original chocolate brown paint, 100% intact and with the original shine to the finish. The scabbard is fitted with nickel plated steel mounts. The plating remains bright and the mounts are all in perfect condition to include the lower ball. They are retained by dome head screws which still retains their plating.

There is an attached short hanger with this dagger. The leather is sound and it is complete with a small retainer loop. The hanger is marked "RZM L2/60/41" on the reverse. The hardware is the late style, with the grayish plating to the surfaces. This plating is totally intact. The snap clip is marked "RZM M6/91 OLC".

The blade of this dagger is as nice as they come; it is in mint condition and with all of the crossgrain. The SA motto is deep, dark, and very crisp, with 100% of the original background blacking. The reverse ricasso is marked with double open RZM circles, set above the Schüttlehöfer code, "M 7/13". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours.

A fine mid-period SA Dagger here, one that was worn very little.

Mint Minus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #38828 Early SA Dagger - Aesculap

This Aesculap SA Dagger is in first class condition. It has solid nickel crossguards which remain in perfect shape throughout. The tang nut does not look to have been out more than once or twice. The reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Sw".

The Aesculap grip is in very nice condition. It is a Medium Contour type. These Aesculap grips originally had factory varnish over them but many collectors removed this coating from some reason. This varnish on this piece looks to have been mostly removed but it doesn't spoil of the look of the grip. The SA runes button is in good condition. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a point behind the head of the bird; it retains full detailing and looks good.

The scabbard shell is as straight as an arrow. It has 100% of the original "anodized" finish and the original lacquer is largely intact. The obverse has nearly 100% of this lacquer, while the reverse shows some mild traces of wear. The scabbard mounts are matching nickel and in excellent shape, to include the lower ball. These mounts are retained by the four original screws which look to be unturned.

The blade of this dagger is as nice as they come. It is bright throughout and retains the original crossgrain. The SA motto is deep, dark, and very crisp. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with with the name of the firm, "Aesculap Tutlingen", as well as with the Crowned Caduceus trademark. The blade shoulders perfectly marry the contours of the guard.

A very nice Aesculap SA Dagger here.

Near Mint. $1,095.00

SADAGGERS #38658C Early SA Dagger - P. D. Lüneschlöss

This early SA Dagger is in outstanding condition throughout. It does not look to have been cleaned and has a fine, even patination throughout.

The beautiful crossguards are solid nickel, with crisp edge definition, precisely cut accent grooves and smooth surfaces throughout. The tang nut does not look to have been removed in modern times. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "P", for Pomerania, which is a marking we do not see very often.

The grip is a dark wood with a pleasing, subtle grain. It is of High Ridge construction and in perfect condition, fitting the guards like a glove. The SA runes button is in good condition. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a point behind the head of the bird; it retains full detailing and is quite crisp.

The scabbard shell is straight and retains nearly 100% of the "anodized" finish. Much of the factory lacquer remains on this scabbard. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in perfect condition to include the lower ball. They are retained by the four original nickel screws which are unturned.

The original short hanger is attached to the scabbard. It is missing the retainer loop but the rest of the leather is in nice condition. The unmarked snap clip is a matching early nickel type.

The blade remains in mirror-bright condition with 100% of the original crossgraining. It is easily in full mint condition. The SA motto is crisp, deep and dark; it really jumps off the blade. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the trademark of the rarely seen L¸neschlˆss firm. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

Lüneschlöss SA Daggers rate an 8 on the McSAAR scale. A scarce and very desirable piece here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #38727C Late SA Dagger, RZM M7/66 1941 - Carl Eickhorn

This late SA Dagger does not look to have been worn much, if at all.

The crossguards are the nickel-plated type and are in very fine condition. The plating is bright and 100% intact, showing almost no deterioration.

The grip is a typical RZM type with High Ridge construction. It is a pleasing brown wood with vertical grain. The SA runes button is in good condition. The aluminum grip eagle is the "High Necked" type ; it retains full detailing and is quite crisp.

The scabbard is outstanding, completely straight and with nearly mint condition chocolate brown paint. This paint shows just traces of spidering here but nothing that detracts. The scabbard mounts are nickel-plated steel and remains in perfect condition and original plated dome head screws. The throat is the thick type associated with later production daggers.

The blade remains nice and bright, still having most of the original grain and just a few "in-and-out" marks. The SA motto is deep, dark and crisp. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with a single RZM circle positioned over the code for the Eickhorn firm, "M 7/66" and date of "1941".

Despite the fact that this was one of the last dagger made in the period the workmanship and materials remain excellent. A nice, late SA Dagger here.

Mint Minus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #38735C Late SA Dagger, RZM M7/36 - E. & F. Hˆrster

This Hˆrster SA Dagger, despite the late vintage, is in outstanding condition and displays excellent materials and workmanship.

The crossguards are the nickel-plated type, 100% intact and having almost no lifting. There is just a tiny but on the reverse upper guard while the rest of the surface is perfect. The tang nut is in matching condition and does not look to have been disassembled in modern times.

The grip is a typical RZM type and has High Ridge construction. It remains in totally perfect condition, fitting the guards like a glove. This grip has pleasing vertical wood grain and a fine surface. The SA runes button is perfectly placed, with very good enamel. The grip eagle is the late, zinc type that we see used on daggers of this vintage. The eagle is the style with a beak that points upward slightly. It shows little to no wear and has a matte finish. All of the detailing remains on this bird.

The scabbard shell is also a beauty. It is straight throughout and has outstanding original chocolate brown paint. This paint is 100% intact and shows almost no age. The scabbard mounts are the nickel-plated steel type. They remains bright throughout and are in perfect condition, to include the lower ball. The throat is the thicker type. The dome head plated screws are all in place, unturned and with their original finish.

The blade of this dagger is a very fine example, with a mirror finish, all of the original crossgrain, and a needle-like tip. This mint blade is complete with a very dark motto. The reverse ricasso has been etched with a double RZM circle set above the Hˆrster code of "M 7/36". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the crossguard contours.

A very fine SA Dagger here which looks to be in an unissued state.

Mint. $995.00

SADAGGERS #38670C Early SA Dagger - Friedr Aug Schmitz

This early SA Dagger is a very fine example, looking to have escaped cleaning and with fine, dully finished mounts. The nickel crossguards and tang nut are in choice condition throughout. The reverse of the lower guard is Gruppe marked "Om", and the tang nut does not appear to have ever been moved.

The grip of this dagger is very pleasing, having Sharp Contour construction and an attractive, slim look to it. It has some subtle subsurface graining and fits the guards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel. The grip eagle is the style with a slightly upturned beak, and it retains full detailing to the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard is straight throughout and has a fine "anodized" finish. It looks like most of the original lacquer is still intact, but it has cracked in such a way as to give a look of age. This is really not fair to the piece as this type of lacquer is a real asset. The scabbard mounts are of matching nickel and they are in fine condition to include the lower ball. These mounts are retained by the original nickel screws which are all present and unturned.

The original short hanger is the early style. It has good leather throughout the hanger and the retainer loop. The hardware is of nickel, the snap clip being the long, "snout nosed" variety with a rivet retained spring.

The blade of this dagger is outstanding. It is in nearly full mint condition, showing almost no age at all. All of the crossgraining is intact and the motto is crisp and dark. The reverse ricasso is marked with a downward arch having the name of the manufacturer, "Friedr Aug Schmitz Solingen". There is a logo which looks to be either a pair of drums, complete with sticks, or a pair of crossed ladles. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the crossguard contour.

A very nice, scarce SA Dagger here.

Near Mint. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #38662C Mid-period SA Dagger, RZM M7/69/38 - Tigerwerk

This mid-period SA Dagger outwardly looks exactly like an early example; this is because the mounts are of nickel. There is no Gruppe mark, a tip-off that someone will be slightly different.

The crossguards are beautiful, solid nickel examples. The matching nickel tang nut does not appear to have been turned.

The grip is a fine Medium Contour example that appears to have factory varnish applied to it. Most of this varnish is intact, at least 98%. It gives the wood a fine glow and helps to accent the wood grain and color. It nicely fits the guards.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has an "anodized" finish which is all there and not yet starting to thin. There are some minor age spots but they are extremely minor; this shell is really nice. The nickel scabbard mounts are in perfect condition, nicely matching the crossguards. They are retained by four early nickel screws.

When the blade is pulled out on this example everything still looks normal, as it is in a very fine, mint condition state with a deep, dark motto. When the blade is turned over, however, the surprise comes in the form of an RZM marking. It has a very large single RZM circle which is positioned over the Tigerwerk code, "M 7/69/38". The "38" is of course the year it was made. Obviously this is an example of the using up of old parts; what we have here is an early SA dagger that was etched with an RZM mark. Tiger may not have has much business early in the period, so they used up what pieces they had to produce these daggers in 1938.

I feel that this is a fascinating example and a must-have for any serious SA collector.

Near Mint. $1,095.00

SADAGGERS #38660C Early SA Dagger - E. & F. Hörster

This Hˆrster SA Dagger is a rare sight; in fact, the McSAAR rating for them is a 7. Despite the fact that they were are large company they did not make too many SA pieces.

This example is a real beauty. It has never been cleaned and the nickel mounts have a desirable dull patina. The crossguards are exceptional throughout, extremely crisp with sharp edges and precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Nrh".

The grip of this dagger is a High Ridge type in a fine, almost orange colored wood. This grip is in perfect condition and fits the guards perfectly. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the "High Necked" type, and it retains full detailing to the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The "anodized" finish is still quite good, appearing to be intact and showing just a little bit of minor age in the surfaces. The matching scabbard mounts are similarly good, retained by the original nickel screws which are all in place and unbuggered.

The blade is a fine, mirror-bright example with all of the original crossgraining. The SA motto is beautiful, with very crisp lettering and 100% of the background darkening. The reverse ricasso is etched with the familiar Hˆrster "H" logo. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A nice Hˆrster piece here, and not easy SA example to find.

Excellent Plus. Plus. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #38664C Late SA Dagger, RZM M7/85 - Artur Everetz

This SA Dagger is in choice condition, appearing to be unissued. The nickel-plated crossguards still have a factory fresh, bright finish. There is just the slightest of lifting on the edge where the guards meet the grip, but it is very minor. The tang nut is also a beauty, with full plating.

The grip is a choice, High Contour RZM type. It is very crisp and in perfect condition, exactly fitting the guards. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel. The aluminum grip eagle is the "High Necked" style, and it retains full detailing to the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is completely straight throughout and has fine, chocolate brown paint. The reverse has just a tiny chip but otherwise the paint is nearly perfect. The scabbard mounts are nickel-plated steel, factory fresh with a mirror-bright finish. The lower ball has never been dropped and the original dome head screws are in place, each with full plating.

The blade is in stone mint condition. The SA motto is deep, dark, and crisp. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with a double RZM circle with a shaded center. The cod for the Everetz firm is below, "M7/85". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

An extremely fine SA Dagger here, in unissued condition. A real beauty.

Mint. $995.00

SADAGGERS #38679C Early SA Dagger - Gebr¸der Heller

This early SA Dagger does not appear to have ever been cleaned and only has a light, dully patinated tone. The piece also does not look to have ever been apart.

The crossguards are outstanding, with good smooth surfaces, crisp edges, and precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard has the Gruppe mark "Mi".

The grip of this dagger is a fine example, having Sharp Contour construction. It also has lots of close wood grain that runs throughout the surfaces. This grip is in perfect condition and nicely fits the guards. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and has fine enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the "High Neck" style; this bird remains crisply detailed throughout.

The scabbard is also a very fine example, being straight throughout and looking to have almost all of the original "anodized" finish. There is only the most mild of age on the surfaces, the obverse being better than the reverse. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in perfect condition to include the never-dropped lower ball. These mounts are retained by the four original unturned nickel screws.

There is an attached short hanger which appears original to this piece. The hanger has good brown leather and is complete with the small retainer loop. The hardware is of nickel and the snap clip is the conventional style marked "A" and "DRGM".

The blade of this dagger is an outstanding example, retaining both full grain and a needle-like tip. The SA motto is deep and crisp, with 100% of the original factory darkening in the recesses of the lettering. The reverse ricasso is marked with the trademark of the Gebr¸der Heller firm; a very pleasing anchor against a matching dark background. The blade shoulders perfectly fit the lower crossguard contour.

A very desirable SA Dagger here.

Near Mint. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #38674C Transitional Double Proof SA - Robert Klaas

This fine transitional SA Dagger has a light patina across the nickel plated hilt mounts. It is easy to see, however, that these mounts are in choice condition beneath the patina. If the next owner want to clean them I'm sure they would come up beautifully.

The grip is a typical RZM type with High Ridge construction. It has vertical grain in the lighter-colored wood. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has completely intact enamel. The aluminum grip eagle is the type with an upward pointing beak. This bird remains crisply detailed throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, et cetera.

The scabbard shell is completely straight throughout and has mint, original chocolate brown paint. This paint in in perfect condition. The matching scabbard mounts are of matching nickel-plated steel and again, with a bit of cleaning, would easily be in mint condition. The lower ball is intact and perfect, and all of the original plated screws are both intact and in place.

The blade is completely bright and in mint condition. It has all of the original grain and the SA motto is deep, dark and crisp. The reverse ricasso is marked with the famous Kissing Cranes logo of the Klaas firm. Below the birds is the code "RZM M7/37".

This is a rarely seen transitional example. For those of you out there collecting double proof daggers this is a tough one to find and the choice condition makes it even more desirable.

Near Mint. $1,395.00

SADAGGERS #38498 Early Brigade Marked Ground Röhm Dagger - E. P. & S.

This early SA Dagger shows overall usage and wear but remains in good, collectible condition. The crossguards are the solid nickel type, matching the tang nut. These guards have some minor rubbing across the surfaces, but the edges remains crisp and the accent grooves are precisely cut.

The lower reverse guard is marked with "Nm", indicating it comes from the Nordmark region. Apparently the leader of the Nordmark brigades (14, 15, and 16) ordered that these daggers be stamped. They have the brigade number preceding a unit number which might be the SA Ausweiss number, but we still aren't certain of this. It is stamped "15/19376". The stamping of the "3" is hit over the "N" in the Gruppe mark. A matching stamping appears on the upper reverse scabbard. This stamping was not done as well as it could be, but it is legible and does match.

It is also interesting to note that the reverse grip has been stamped "ST 1". This denotes "Sturm 1" of the 15th Brigade. The Smooth Contour grip is in fairly nice condition overall, with a small crack on the obverse lower right which extends to the reverse area. It is not threatening, however. There is also a minor surface chip above the SA runes button. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and has good enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a beak that points slightly upward. This bird has minor wear to the head, breast feathering and talons, but the remainder of the detailing is crisp.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has fairly good "anodizing" but does have some evenly spread age across the surfaces, The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in good condition to include the lower ball and all of the original nickel screws are in place.

There is a three piece hanger attached to the scabbard. This short hanger is in choice condition, with excellent leather and complete with a small retainer loop. It has early nickel hardware with a unmarked "snout nosed" clip, the type with a rivet-retained spring. Above is a belt loop and "D" ring attached to a grip retainer loop with a good snap clip.

The blade of this dagger is still bright on the obverse, with some crossgraining still present. The motto is deep and has about 95% of the original background darkening. The reverse of the blade has had the Röhm inscription totally removed with a visible attempt to regrain the surface. It looks fairly good but it would be obvious to a collector that this was once a Röhm blade. The grinding also extending to the E. P. & S. logo, but there is just enough of it showing that it can be identified as such. The blade shoulders perfectly fit the crossguard contour.

A very interesting early, brigade marked SA Dagger here.

Excellent. $1,395.00

SADAGGERS #38454C Early SA Ground Röhm Dagger - Gebruder Heller

This Heller SA Dagger has very fine hilt, with choice nickel crossguards. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Mi".

The grip is a most attractive High Ridge example, having beautiful grain that slightly swirls beneath the surface. This grip is in very fine condition, showing little to no wear and fitting the guards perfectly. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and has good enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a beak that points slightly upward and retains full, crisp detailing throughout.

The scabbard is a later example with a good, smooth shell. It is a chocolate brown color and the paint is all there, 100% intact except for a few very minor scratches from carrying wear. The scabbard mounts are the nickel plated type, in choice condition. Although they are a slightly later vintage than the dagger their plating still matches that on the guards. These mounts are retained by unturned dome head steel screws.

Attached to the carrying ring is a early style hanger. This hanger has almost turned black but the leather remains sound. The hardware is the early nickel type and the snap clip is a "snout nosed" example with a rivet-retained spring. There is an attached black belt loop and "D" ring. This hanging assembly appears to be original to the dagger and it is possible the original owner purchased this replacement scabbard.

The obverse blade is a real beauty, with complete crossgrain and a needle-like tip. The crisp, deep motto is very dark, with 100% factory blackening. The reverse of the blade has had the Röhm inscription completely removed, with some attempt made to regrain the surface. It is obvious, though, that this blade was once a Röhm piece. A small portion of the logo was removed during the grinding but the Heller Anchor logo is still identifiable. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A very nice Heller SA Dagger here.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #38397 Personalized Early SA Dagger - Curdts Nachtf

This SA Dagger has excellent nickel crossguards, with good smooth surfaces, crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The tang nut is also a fine example and does not appear to have been removed in modern times. The lower reverse guard is stamped over to the right with "HO" Gruppe mark, which is often found in a bizarre position.

Engraved into the reverse guard is the original owner's name and unit, "K. Evertz 3/M Saar". Given the amount of information here it is possible that this SA man could be researched.

The grip is a Smooth Contour type constructed of fairly dark wood. The wood is in excellent shape throughout, with no flaws and little evidence of carrying time. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the type with a visible point behind the head, and retains full detailing throughout. The grip fits the guards perfectly.

The scabbard shell is in very good shape on the reverse, with just a small "BB" ding on the lower area. The "anodized" finish is quite good, appearing to be mostly intact. There is some mild age in the surfaces of both sides. The scabbard mounts are in excellent condition, the lower ball have just a tiny ding on the bottom. The mounts are retained by the original unbuggered nickel screws.

The blade of this dagger remains nice and bright, with only minor spots here and there on the obverse. The crossgraining is still visible throughout the entire blade. The SA motto is crisp and has 100% of the frosted backgrounds. The maker mark is one we do not see very often, being a circle the the firm's name and location around it, "Curdts Nachtf Solingen". Inside is a triangle pierced by a sword. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A nice early SA Dagger here, from a maker rated a 7 on the McSAAR scale.

Excellent Plus. $1,395.00

SADAGGERS #38332C Early SA Dagger - Axt und Hauerfabrik

This early SA Dagger is equipped with early nickel mounts. These mounts are in excellent condition throughout. The tang nut appears to have been out perhaps once. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Wf".

The grip is a Medium Contour type and shows very little in the way of usage. It fits the guards perfectly. The SA runes button is in good condition with perfect enamel, and very good detailing remains throughout the nickel grip eagle. This bird is the type with a slightly upturned beak.

The scabbard shell is a fine example. The reverse is completely straight while the obverse has just a small "BB" ding at the lower left. The "anodized" finish is still all there on this scabbard, showing only the most modest of age. The nickel scabbard mounts are in good condition, with just a tiny ding to the right side of the lower ball. The four original screws are present and unturned.

The blade of this dagger is quite good, showing just a hint of graying on the obverse, but not bad. It has a very dark SA motto which really jumps off the blade. The reverse facing shows a bit of smudging spread here and there. The ricasso is etched with the larger Axt und Hauerfabrik trademark, featuring the Horse Head set within double circles. Within the circular border we see the words "SOLINGER AXT - UND HAUERFABRIK". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A good, strong SA example here.

Excellent Plus. $895.00

SADAGGERS #38331C Early SA Dagger - Malsch & Ambronn

This early SA Dagger is in nice condition throughout.

The tang nut looks to have been opened perhaps once or twice. The crossguards are good shape, with precise accent grooves, smooth surfaces, and crisp edge definition. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Mi".

The grip is a Smooth Contour type. It is in perfect condition and perfectly fits the guards. The SA runes button is nicely placed, and although the enamel has a couple of surface taps there is no missing material. The nickel grip eagle is a "High Neck" that that remains crisply and fully detailed throughout.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has very nice "anodizing", being a darker purplish color. This finish is 100% intact and even has traces of the original lacquer remaining here and there. The scabbard mounts are also in good condition. The lower mount shows some evidence of wear, but it is still in good shape with a fine lower ball. All of the original screws are in place and unturned.

The blade of this dagger is one of the best you will see. It is mirror-bright and has 100% of the original crossgrain. The SA motto is extremely dark and deep, with 100% of the blacking in the recessed areas of the lettering. The reverse ricasso is marked with the excellent logo of the Malsch & Ambronn firm; a very stylized depiction of a man operating an old-fashioned water pump, surrounded by a domed border and the words "Malsch & Ambronn / Steinbach". The trademark is as dark and striking as the SA motto. The blade shoulder perfect marry up with the contour of the crossguard.

A very nice early SA dagger here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #38334C Factory Ground Röhm SA Dagger - Gebr¸der Heller

This SA Dagger is in an untouched state, having very fine dull nickel crossguards. These guards have never been cleaned and there is no sign that the tang nut has ever been off. The crossguards are in excellent shape throughout.

The grip of the dagger is a Smooth Contour type, being a dark brown with appealing grains that run the length. It shows only normal signs of usage and fits the guards perfectly. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the type with a slightly upturned beak; it retains most of the detail to the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout and has an excellent "anodized" finish. This finish is uniform and 100% intact throughout the shell. The scabbard mounts are patinated to match the grip and are also in fine shape, although the lower ball has just a minor ding to the rear. The four original screws are all in place and unturned.

The blade is a beauty, mirror-bright and with all of the original crossgrain. It has the very dark SA motto typical of Heller pieces. The reverse the keen eye will pick up the fact that this blade has been ground to remove the "offensive" Röhm inscription. The removal appears to have been done at the factory as it is extremely well executed. The trademark is the smaller variant used by Heller; it consists of two small circles containing firm's name and location, "Gebr¸der Heller / Schmalkalden". Inside is the image of an achor. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A very nice Heller Ground Röhm SA Dagger here.

Near Mint. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #38211C Partial Röhm SA Dagger - Carl Eickhorn

This Partial Röhm SA Dagger should have much appeal to those out there would like all of the parts to be absolutely filthy and show no sign of anyone ever taking them down or fiddling with them in any manner. This dagger has really pushed the definition of "patinated" to the very limit.

The nickel crossguards, despite the fact that they look like they are 400 years old, still have great smooth base, with crisp edges and the very deep accent grooves typical of the Eickhorn firm. The tang nut shows no sign that that it has ever been worked over with a wrench.

The grip is of High Contour construction and remains in perfect condition. The fit is not the greatest I have ever seen, but this is typical of Eickhorn which have never been know for tight fits. The SA runes button is in good condition with perfect enamel. The "High Neck" grip eagle shows some wear to the head and breast, but the remainder of the detail is in excellent condition.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It unfortunately shows some age spread evenly across both sides. It appears to be mostly surface rust and it is hard to see if there is any of the "anodized" finish left. I know the description sounds bad but the reality of the piece is really much, much better. The scabbard mounts have the same grungy patinated look. The upper mount is in excellent condition and has an interesting number that is engraved into the reverse, "30882". I assume this is probably an Ausweiss number, and although there is always a possibility of researching the original owner the task will be daunting to say the least. The lower mount matches the upper mount, however it was dropped at some point and the ball has been smashed and split off to the left. The screws are all in place and appear unturned.

The original hanger is a little different than we normally see. The original owner of the dagger apparently did not want to bother with his short hanger. He used the grip retainer loop to snap around the ring and the belt loop to wear the dagger. It looks to have worked out fine as the leather is still in serviceable condition. The "D" ring of the belt loops shows the same dirt and filth as the rest of the metal mounts.

The blade is somewhat of a surprise. The obverse blade is in nearly mint condition, however it does have an age spot on the lower edge near the ricasso. The grain is all there, however, and the tip remains needle-like. The SA motto is also crisp and deep with 100% of the darkening in the letter. The reverse shows just a little more period toning of the finish, as after the Röhm purge just his signature was removed from the blade surface. The person who performed the removal most have tried to match the rest of the blade so the brightness is toned down on the reverse. The Röhm inscription, however, is still crisp and deep and retains all of the darkening.

The blade has the early 1933-35 Eickhorn trademark, this variant featuring a seated squirrel holding a nut and with a serrated tail. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour. It is interesting to note that the area of guard covered by the scabbard throat is still nice and bright, contrasting drastically with the more filthy areas.

If you are looking for an absolutely untouched Partial Röhm with a nice blade to show up the outside, this dagger is for you.

Excellent. $1,795.00

SADAGGERS #38268C Early SA Dagger - Paul Weyersberg

It is not often that we see a Weyersberg SA Dagger, which is unusual because they produced, as we know, an awful lot of early Luftwaffe pieces.

The dagger has good solid nickel crossguards and a fine matching tang nut which does not appear to have ever been removed. The guards are in very good condition throughout, the lower reverse guard being Gruppe marked "Om".

The grip is a fine Smooth Contour type and is in perfect condition. It is a pleasing brown color with some subtle grain throughout and fits the crossguard nicely. The SA runes button is in prefect condition and nicely placed. The nickel grip eagle is the "High Neck" variety and retains good detailing throughout.

The scabbard shell has most of the "anodized" finish, but unfortunately has developed rust spots that are spread evenly throughout both sides. The shell is nice and straight, however. The scabbard mounts are of matching solid nickel and are in good condition to include the never-dropped lower ball. All four original screws are in place and unturned.

There is a nice short hanger with good, supple leather and complete with a small retainer loop. The buckle is slightly bent, which may have been done intentionally by the original owner to make the dagger more comfortable to wear. The solid nickel clip is unmarked.

The blade is a beauty, being nice and bright. It is nearly mint with just a little bit of smudge around the center of both sides. All of the graining is still present. The SA motto is deep and very crisp, having very black backgrounds. The reverse ricasso is marked with the familiar Weyersberg logo; a downward pointing sword flanked by wheat stalks. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

Like I said we don't see many Weyersberg SA Daggers, so this piece would be a nice prize for someone collecting SA types.

Excellent. $995.00

SADAGGERS #38190C Partial "Name Only" Ground Röhm SA Dagger - Carl Eickhorn

This fine conditioned piece is an absolute most for anyone collecting SA daggers.

The dagger is equipped with typical Eickhorn solid nickel crossguards; these guards have outstanding smooth surfaces, crisp edges and the very precisely cut accent grooves characteristic of the Eickhorn firm. The tang nut does not show any signs of disassembly. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "S".

The Eickhorn grip is in nice condition, with some traces of hand wear here and there but with no chips or real problems. This grip nicely fits the guards. The SA runes button is well placed and has good enamel surfaces. The nickel grip eagle is the "High Neck" variety, and retains very fine detailing throughout the design.

The scabbard shell is a beauty; it is straight throughout and has a very fine "anodized" surface which is completely intact. This finish has an appealing reddish-brown color to it and really makes the whole piece pop. The scabbard mounts are of matching nickel and in perfect condition through to the lower ball. All of the original screws are present and unturned.

The upper hanging ring is equipped with a fine three piece hanger. This short hanger has good, supple leather and is equipped with nickel-plated hardware. The snap clip is marked "A", "DRGM", and "RZM M5/8" on the reverse. Attached to the short hanger is a fine belt loop with a grip retainer loop. The "D" ring on the belt loop has a pebbled, nickle-plated finish.

The blade of this dagger is still nice and bright, showing some minor usage. Some traces of grain are still visible in the blade surface. The SA motto has about 85% of the original darkening in the letter backgrounds.

The reverse of the blade bears a nearly complete Röhm inscription, with only the signature being removed. This has been ground over, but there is a good portion of the "E" remaining, as well as the umlaut over the "ˆ" in Röhm. The grinding was well executed and stays confined to the name only. The trademark is the early 1933-35 Small Oval type, featuring the firm's name and location, "Carl Eickhorn Solingen" and a seated squirrel with a serrated tail and holding a nut in his paws. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

An exceptional Partial Röhm SA Dagger here, and an appealing piece.

Excellent Plus. $2,595.00

SADAGGERS #38115 Mid-period SA Dagger, RZM M7/66 - Carl Eickhorn

This mid-period Eickhorn dagger is a very fine example; in my opinion everyone should have an Eickhorn RZM dagger as part of their collection. It adds interest, and the later pieces made by this firm are of exceptional quality.

This example has nickel-plated crossguards, and the plating is 100% intact throughout. They are still bright and show little usage. The tang nut is a fine, matching example, also in nice condition. It is interesting to note that the tang nut is a nickel example, indicative of a transitional piece.

The grip is a very fine, pleasing brown wood with attractive subsurface grain. It is of High Ridge construction and is in perfect condition, beautifully fitting the crossguards. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel surfaces. The grip eagle is a nickel example, being the style with a slightly upturned beak. This retains full detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It is painted a medium chocolate brown color and shows only minimal signs of carrying time. This paint is 99% intact and retains the original brightness. The scabbard mounts are nickel-plated steel, both in choice condition and factory bright. The lower ball has just the tiniest of taps, but it is nothing. The scabbard throat is the thicker style that we often see on mid-period and late production Eickhorn examples.

The blade of this dagger is very fine, still bright and will all of the original crossgraining and a needle-like tip. The SA motto is quite good, with 98% of the original background darkening. There is a trace of runner wear across the center of the letters. There is a small spot on the reverse but it is only a smudge mark. The reverse ricasso is marked with a single open RZM circle positioned over the code for the Eickhorn firm, "RZM M7/66/1938". Below this is the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A very fine mid-period Eickhorn SA Dagger here.

Mint Minus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #38169C Early SA Dagger - F.W. Hˆller

An early Hˆller SA is a rarely seen dagger. We don't see many of these with the famous Thermometer trademark; for some reason Hˆller just did not have a large presence in the marketplace at the time.

This dagger is in nice condition throughout. The nickel crossguards are real beauties, free of any flaws. The tang nut does not appear to have been removed in modern times. The lower reverse cross guard of this dagger is stamped "He". This stamp is a little bit over to the right but remains nice and clear.

The grip of the dagger is a beautiful reddish color, resembling mahogany. It has nice, subtle wood grain that run lengthwise and is constructed with sharp edges. The SA runes button is nicely placed and retains very good enamel surfaces. The nickel grip eagle is the "High Neck" variety; this bird is in pristine condition despite the high center ridge. It has perfect detail remaining throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The "anodized" finish is still all there but it is not particularly bright and does show minor traces of age in the surfaces. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are all in good condition through to the never-dropped lower ball. The original nickel screws are in place and unbuggered.

The blade of this dagger is in remarkable condition. It is in a fully mint state, with complete crossgraining and a good tip. The SA motto is crisp and deep, having 100% of the fine dark backgrounds. The reverse of the dagger is very plain, lacking the Thermometer logo and only having the name and location of the company in an arch, "F.W. Hˆller / Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

This is a fairly rare dagger, rated a 7 on the McSARR scale.

Near Mint. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #38159C Double Proof SA Dagger - H. & F. Lauterjung

This Lauterjung SA Dagger is rarely seen and is a key piece for those out there who are collecting SA types or double proofs.

The crossguards are the nickel-plated type. The guards have just a touch of wear on the quillon ends, but the rest of the surface is in good condition. The plating remains nice and bright. The tang nut shows no sign of ever being apart from the dagger.

The grip is a RZM type, with High Ridge construction. The grip has a rich brown color and a nice grain running lengthwise; it is in perfect condition, fitting the guards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has good enamel. The grip eagle is one of the zinc examples that we seen used late in the period. This eagle is the still with a slightly upward pointing beak, and retains good detailing throughout.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has light chocolate brown paint which is 100% intact, having only a few minor traces of wear. The nickel-plated steel scabbard mounts are in bright, perfect condition through to the lower ball. These mounts are retained by steel dome head screws which are qll present and unbuggered.

The blade of this example is still nice and bright and retains most of the crossgraining. There are a couple of age smudges located on and around the SA motto as well as on the back. Overall, though, the blade is in very nice condition. The SA motto is the style with a frosted background. This frosting is about 95% intact. The matching reverse ricasso is etched with a shaded double RZM circle set above the code "M 7/6". Below this is the name and location of the firm, "H & F Lauterjung Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A fairly rare double proof SA Dagger here that should make for a good investment.

Near Mint. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #38158C Double Proof SA Dagger - Rich Abr Herder / RZM M7/18 1940

This late production double proof SA Dagger shows a little bit of mild aging on the plated crossguard. Most of the plating remains, however, and there is no real lifting where the guards meet the grips. The tang nut is also in fairly good condition.

The grip of the dagger is a fine, High Contour example, having a pleasing brown color and some subtle wood grain running throughout. This grip perfectly fits the guards. The SA runes button is perfectly placed on the grip, with good enamel surfaces. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a beak that points slightly upward and has good detailing intact throughout.

The scabbard shell has a couple of signs of wear in the surfaces but they are not really dings. It has fine chocolate brown original paint which shows some age but is basically 100% intact. The nickel-plated steel scabbard mounts are in good condition throughout to include the lower ball. These mounts are retained by unturned steel dome head screws.

The original-to-the-piece short hanger is in place on the carrying ring. This hanger has excellent brown leather and is complete with a small retainer loop. The hardware is is the nickel-plated type. The snap clip is marked "RZM M5/71" and "OLC".

The blade of this dagger is remarkable, still in bright, fully mint condition and having all of the original crossgraining. This blade has a fine, dark SA motto with 100% darkening. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the logo of the Herder firm, the famous Diamond, along with the firm's name and location. Below this is double open RZM circle set above the code "M 7 /18 / 1940". The blade shoudlers perfectly marry up with the lower crossguard contour.

A nice double proof SA Dagger here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #38164C Double Proof SA Dagger - F.W. Höller / RZM M7/33

The nickel-plated crossguards of this SA Dagger are still factory bright with all of the plating intact. There are some minor signs of carrying time but overall these guards are in terrific condition. The same is true of the tang nut, which appears to be unturned.

The grip of this dagger is a fine medium brown Smooth Contour type. It is in perfect condition throughout and flawlessly fits the guards. The SA runes button is perfectly placed on the grip, with fine enamel surfaces. The aluminum grip eagle is the "High Neck" type and has good detailing throughout the whole of the bird.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has light chocolate brown paint with some age crazing in the surfaces as well as a couple of extremely minor signs of carrying time. Overall this paint is about 99% intact. The factory-bright scabbard mounts of of nickel-plated steel, in perfect condition through to the lower ball. The throat is the thicker type we see on daggers of this vintage. The mounts are retained by dome head steel screws, all of which are present and unturned.

There is a fine original-to-the-piece short hanger attached to the scabbard. This hanger has fine, supple brown leather and is complete with a small retainer loop. The nickel-plated hardware is in choice condition, the snap clip being marked "RZM M5/71 OLC".

The blade of this dagger is a real killer; it is in full mint condition and retains a needle-like tip. All of the original crossgraining is present and the SA motto is very dark and crisp. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the classic Höller Thermometer logo. Below the trademark is a open double RZM circle and the code "M 7/33". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the contour of the lower guard.

A very nice double proof SA Dagger here, with a condition that should make it very desirable.

Near Mint. $1,350.00

SADAGGERS #38157C Early SA Dagger - Albert Dörschel

This fine early SA Dagger is equipped with nickel mounts that looked to have escaped cleaning for many, many years. The guards are in very fine condition throughout. The lower reverse guard on this example is Gruppe marked "Ho" on the far right, the mark being upside down as we often see on Hochland examples. The tang nut does not appear to have been taken apart in modern times.

The grip of this dagger is a dark mahogany-style, with very appealing subtly grain in the depths of the wood. The grip shows some minor traces of wear on the obverse but remains in fine condition. This grip is of Medium Contour construction and has a distinctive, thinner look to it than most grips you will see. The grip fits the guards perfectly. The copper-type SA runes button is perfectly placed on the grip, with good enamel surfaces. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a point behind the head of the bird type, with pristine detail remaining throughout all of the design.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The "anodized" finish is just about complete on the obverse and is just staring to thin on the reverse. The nickel mounts are in fairly good condition, the lower ball having a hit directly to the center which has crushed in about half of it. There is no damage to the edges, however, and no splitting.

The blade of this dagger makes up for a lot; it is one of the best you could hope to see, in stone mint condition. It is factory bright with full crossgraining and a needle-like tip and a beautiful SA motto. This motto is extremely striking, with 100% of the original darkening intact in the backgrounds of the lettering. The reverse ricasso carries the trademark of the firm; and anchor with the letter "S" set over the shaft, along with the name and location of the firm, "Albert Dörschel / Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours.

An interesting SA Dagger here with a really superb blade.

Excellent Plus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #38177AG Early SA Dagger - Gebr Becker

This Gebruder Becker SA Dagger is in an untouched state, recently coming form a veteran family. This dagger has a fine, dull, even patination throughout, and studying the tang nut it looks to have never been taken apart in modern times.

The crossguards are nice and smooth throughout, with crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "No".

The grip of this dagger is a fine, reddish color and is in perfect condition, fitting the guards like a rubber glove. This grip has some pleasing wood grain under the surfaces. The SA runes button is perfectly placed on the grip, with good enamel surfaces. The nickel grip eagle is the "High Neck" type, with good detailing throughout.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout the obverse. The reverse has a couple of very minor "BB" dings, but they are superficial at best. The "anodized" finish is all there, with much of the original lacquer coating intact. The nickel mounts have matching patination, and they are in good condition with just a small hit to the left center to the lower ball. There is no splitting, however. The original screws are all in place and unturned.

The original short hanger and belt loop are in good condition. There leather is still quite supple and the small retainer loop is intact. The hanger hardware has matching patination. The snap clip is the early "snout nose" type with a built-in rivet retaining the spring. The belt loop is of matching brown leather and has an interesting metal loop on the end that is not in the normal "D" shape; we see this type of variation once in a while.

The blade of this dagger is nice and bright throughout, showing only the most minor signs of age in the surfaces. Most of the crossgraining remains visible. The SA motto is deep and crisp, retaining about 98% of the original darkening in the backgrounds of the lettering. The reverse ricasso is marked with the desirable logo of the Gebruder Becker firm; a wry-looking chef, complete with hat, wielding a large knife and fork. Obviously the firm was in the cutlery business at one time. Beneath the chef is the name and location of the firm, "Gebr. Becker / Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours.

A very fine SA Dagger here, in excellent condition.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #38170C Early SA Dagger - Paul A. Henckels

The Paul A. Henckels firm must be an offshoot of the C. A. Henckels business; it seems like too much of a coincidence to see another maker with this name. This maker rates as an 8 on the McSARR scale, so it is quite scarce.

This dagger does not appear to have ever been cleaned; it has a fine dark, dull coloration to the mounts. The mounts are in very good shape throughout. The tang nut looks to have been out perhaps once in modern times. The lower reverse guard has been Gruppe marked "Wf".

The grip of this dagger is a beautiful coffee color, with fine, subtle graining below the surfaces. It is a High Ridge type and in perfect condition throughout, fitting the guards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button is a good example with perfect enamel, and the nickel grip eagle is the "High Neck" variety. This bird retains full detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell appears to have all of the coppery "anodized" finish, although there are traces of age here and there. Some of the original lacquer remains in the areas protected by the mounts. The scabbard mounts exactly match the toning of the hilt. These mounts are in good condition, the lower ball being pushed upward very slightly. It is not squashed or broken, however. The original nickel screws are all in place.

The blade of this dagger is quite nice, approaching mint condition. It is still bright and retains all of the original crossgraining. The SA motto is very good; it is crisp and deep with dark lettering. The reverse ricasso has a very simple maker marking, consisting of just the name and location of the firm, "Paul A Henckels / Solingen" in two lines. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours.

A fine SA Dagger here, from a maker that we seldom see.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #38162C Early SA Dagger - Gebr. Becker

This early SA Dagger does not look to have ever been cleaned. The crossguards and tang nut are in excellent condition throughout. I don't see any signs that the nut has ever been removed. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Ns". The lower guard has a area of bright metal that was protected by the throat of the scabbard.

The grip of this dagger is a fine Medium Contour type, with a rich brown color and subtle graining on both sides. The grip is in perfect condition throughout and exactly fits the guards. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a slightly upturned beak; the bird retains full detailing throughout his head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The "anodized" finish is present on both sides, with just a little bit of age spread throughout the surfaces. The matching scabbard mounts are fine condition and are complete with four unturned nickel screws.

The original short hanger is attached to the carrying ring. This hanger has good, supple brown leather but the retainer loop is missing. The nickel hardware matches the dagger exactly, and the snap clip is the "long snout" style with a rivet-retained spring.

The blade of this dagger is a real beauty; it is completely bright and retains all of the original crossgraining. There is just the slightest amount of smudge above the motto, and a tiny amount toward the tip. Nothing serious, though. The motto is crisp and deep with a frosted background. The reverse ricasso is marked the wonderful Chef trademark of the Becker firm, complete with large fork and knife. Beneath the jolly figure is the name and location of the firm, "Gebr. Becker Solingen". Obviously this company was in the cutlery business before they started churning out SA Daggers in 1934. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours.

A very nice SA Dagger here, with a desirable trademark.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #38165C Early SA Dagger - Rom¸so

This Rom¸so SA Dagger is in an untouched state, appearing to never have been cleaned. The nickel mounts has a fine yellowish patination evenly spread across the surfaces. Studying the tang nut I see no evidence that this dagger has ever been taken apart.

The crossguards have sharp edges, precisely cut accent grooves, and fine, smooth surfaces. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Nm". It is interesting to note that there is a portion of the lower guard that is still completely bright where it was protected by the scabbard throat.

The grip is a pleasing brown color with an interesting horizontal grain, and fits the guards perfectly. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and retains fine enamel, and the "High Neck" type grip eagle retains full, crisp detailing throughout all the features of the bird.

The scabbard shell is completely straight throughout. This shell retains all of the brown "anodizing" and much of the original lacquer. There are some signs of hand wear on both sides but they do not detract from the look of the scabbard. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are also real beauties, with all of the original screws in place and unbuggered.

Attached to the carrying ring is the original short hanger. This hanger has fine, supple leather and is complete with the small retainer loop. The early hardware has matching patination, with a "long snout" snap clip. This clip is the style with a rivet-retained spring.

The beautiful blade of this dagger is really one to write home about! It is in full mint condition, with bright surfaces and full crossgraining. The early SA motto is crisp and deep, with very dark, 100% intact black backgrounds in the lettering. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the name of the firm, "Rom¸so" in arched, recursive lettering. The location of "Solingen Merschied" is also present in similar lettering. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the crossguard contours

A very fine SA Dagger here, from a very desirable (and scarce) maker.

Near Mint. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #38162C Early SA Dagger - Gebr. Becker

This early SA Dagger does not look to have ever been cleaned. The crossguards and tang nut are in excellent condition throughout. I don't see any signs that the nut has ever been removed. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Ns". The lower guard has a area of bright metal that was protected by the throat of the scabbard.

The grip is a fine Medium Contour type, with a rich brown color and subtle graining on both sides. The grip is in perfect condition throughout and exactly fits the guards. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a slightly upturned beak. This bird retains full detailing throughout.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The "anodized" finish is present on both sides, with just a little bit of age spread throughout the surfaces. The matching scabbard mounts are fine condition and are complete with four unturned nickel screws.

The original short hanger is attached to the carrying ring. This hanger has good, supple brown leather but the retainer loop is missing. The nickel hardware matches the dagger exactly, and the snap clip is the "long snout" style with a rivet-retained spring.

The blade of this dagger is a real beauty; it is completely bright and retains all of the original crossgraining. There is just the slightest amount of smudge above the motto, and a tiny amount toward the tip. Nothing serious, though. The motto is crisp and deep with a frosted background. The reverse ricasso is marked the wonderful Chef trademark of the Becker firm, wielding his large knife and fork. Beneath the figure is the name and location of the firm, "Gebr. Becker Solingen". Obviously this company was in the cutlery business before they started churning out SA Daggers in 1934. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours.

A very nice SA Dagger here, with a desirable trademark.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #38018 SA "Name Only" Partial Röhm Inscription SA Dagger - E. P. & S.

This E. P. & S. Partial Röhm Sa Dagger is a very fine example, completely textbook throughout.

The crossguards are the standard Pack type, having the "straight across" look on the lower guard. These guards are in very fine condition, with good, smooth surfaces, precisely cut accent grooves and crisply defined edges.

The grip is a typical Pack type, with a slight orange tone to the wood. It is of Smooth Contour Construction and in perfect condition throughout. This grip shows only the most modest traces of wear. The SA runes button is finely places and has perfect enamel, and the nickel grip eagle is the "High Neck" type. This bird retains full detailing throughout throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika. This grip fits the guards absolutely perfectly. The reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Th".

The scabbard is a textbook Pack type. The shell is completely straight and retains all of the original "anodized" finish; even a little bit of factory applied lacquer remains to the protected areas of the nickel mounts. The scabbard mounts are the the style with an upper example that is slightly short than the norm, while the lower mount has a larger rolled rim than we normally see from other makers. These are typical Pack fittings, made in-house. These mounts are retained by the four original nickel screws, all of which are unbuggered.

Attached to the carrying ring of the scabbard is what appears to the original-to-the-piece short hanger. This hanger shows traces of wear to the leather but is still sound and supple. It is complete with a small retainer loop. The hanger is equipped with solid nickel hardware, the snap clip being the "long nosed " style that has a spring retained by a single rivet.

The blade of this dagger is nice and bright throughout, with no spots at all. There are some very tiny nicks on the lower edge, but they are extremely minor and certainly not deep. The blade has faint remnants of crossgrain visible in the surfaces, but most of it has been lost to time. The SA motto, though, looks like it was done only yesterday; it is completely crisp and very deep, with 100% of the original background darkening. The reverse of the blade has the Röhm inscription present, with the exception of the name of the "traitor" himself. His name has been removed in a fine manner which almost looks professional. There are some dips and grooves in the metal where the grinder went a little too deep and then tried to blend it all in with a new bright surface. The inscription itself is still in excellent condition, with fine matching backgrounds in the letters. They fade a bit towards the end of the word "Freundshaft" as this area was apparently buffed slightly when the rework was done. All in all though a very nice job, making for a very desirable dagger. The trademark features the Hammering Siegfried figures used by E. P. & S. Some of the details have been blurred by the grinding and buffing but basically the figure is intact. Above Siegfried are the initial of the firm, "E. P. & S." and below is the location of "Solingen". The blade shoulders marry perfectly to the contour of the lower guard.

A great example here of a Partial Röhm Dagger.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $2,495.00

SADAGGERS #37928C Early SA Dagger - Gebruder Becker

This Becker SA Dagger does not look to have ever been cleaned and has a fine, dull, even patination throughout the nickel mounts.

Looking at the tang nut it does not appear to have been taken apart in modern times. The crossguards have good, smooth surfaces, with crisp edges and precisely cut accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Wf".

The grip is a very dark, high quality wood and is of Medium Contour construction. The wood is in excellent condition throughout, with a few minor traces of wear but no problems. It fits the guards perfectly. The SA runes button is nicely installed and although there are a coupe of hits to the enamel none of the surfaces are missing. The matching nickel grip eagle is the "High Necked" version, and retains full detail throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The "anodized" finish is showing some modest wear and has some age in the surfaces. Overall, though, it is still about 95% intact. The mounts are in excellent condition to include the lower ball. The four nickel screws are all in place and are unturned.

The original-to-the-piece short hanger and belt loop accompany this dagger. Both accouterments have very fine dark brown leather. The small retainer loop is missing from this hanger. The hardware is the early nickel type, with a "snout-nosed" snap clip. The clip is installed on the "backwards" side; perhaps this was the way the original owner preferred to wear his dagger. The belt loop is equipped with a nickel "D" ring.

The blade of this dagger remains bright throughout, with only a couple of extremely minor smudges in the surfaces. It has a nice needle-like tip, and the SA motto is deep and crisp. It retains 100% of the darkening in the letter backgrounds. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the appealing logo showing a chef, complete with hat, holding a carving knife and a meat fork. Obviously this company was in the cutlery business prior to taking on the production of SA daggers. Below the chef is the firm's name, "Gebr. Becker", and the location, "Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A good, sound SA Dagger here, with a great trademark.

Excellent. $895.00

SADAGGERS #37600 Early SA Dagger - Aesculap

This Aesculap SA Dagger is in nice condition throughout, showing only modest wear. The nickel parts do not appear to have been cleaned and have a fine, even patination.

The crossguards have precisely cut accent grooves, crisply defined edges, and fine, smooth surfaces throughout. The reverse lower guard is Gruppe marked "Sw".

The grip is the characteristic Aesculap type which retains the original factory varnish. This varnish has worn off the high areas of the High Contour grip. There is also some wear to the center varnish, but overall the original finish is still there at about 85%. A lot of collectors think that these Aesculap daggers were varnished by the veteran who captured it or by some other collector in the past, but this is not true. This finish was and is a design trademark of the firm. The grip fits the guards perfectly and the SA runes button is in place and intact. The nickel grip eagle is the type with a beak that points slightly upward, and retains full detailing throughout.

The scabbard is a fine, straight example, with all of the original "anodized" surfaces intact. It shows only the most minor traces of age and nothing detrimental. The scabbard mounts are the early nickel type. They are in good condition, with the lower ball having just a tiny tap to the bottom. These mounts are retained by the original nickel screws which are in unbuggered condition.

The blade of this dagger is a nice one; bright throughout and with most of the original crossgrain. The SA motto is very deep and crisp. The original darkening is mostly present in the motto, showing some wear but still about 95% intact. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the very familiar Caduceus logo used by the Aesculap firm, who traditionally made medical instruments. The blade shoulders perfectly marry to the lower contours of the guard.

A nice Aesculap SA Dagger here.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #37930C Early SA Dagger - Gebruder Berns

This early SA Dagger is in uncleaned condition. It has fine nickel guards and the tang noes not appear to have been taken down in modern times.

The crossguards have precisely cut accent grooves, crisply defined edges, and fine, smooth surfaces throughout. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Ho", set off to the right and upside down. We often see this sort of craziness from the Hochland Gruppe; the stamper must have routinely been three sheets to the wind.

The Smooth Contour construction grip is in perfect condition, being a medium brown color wood. This grip perfectly fits the guards. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with a beak that points slightly upward, and retains full detailing to the head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It shows some darkening to the "anodize" finish as well as some age evenly spread throughout. The finish, though, is still mostly present. The scabbard mounts are of matching nickel and are in good condition to include the lower ball. It is interesting to note that there is some brown patination on the lower ball which matches that seen on the upper mount and lower guard. This kind of thing nicely ties in the two pieces and, in my opinion, adds some character to the dagger and should not be cleaned off. The four screws are in place and are unturned.

The blade of this dagger is still bright but does show some modest age smudging in a couple of places. Nothing bad, though. The SA motto is crisp and deep, retaining about 90% of the original darkening in the letter backgrounds. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the seldom seen logo of this firm. We see the firm's name and location, "Gebr Berns Solingen" set in ovals. In the center there is the image of an otter with a fish in his mouth! The word "Otter" is written underneath the hungry water weasel. The McSAAR scale rates this dagger at a 7 out of 10 in terms of rarity.

A nice SA Dagger here, and a good one for a "type" collection.

Excellent. $895.00

SADAGGERS #37922C Initial Production SA Dagger with Solid Copper Scabbard - SMF

This SA Dagger must have been one of the first examples produced by the SMF firm; perhaps at the time Solingen had not yet decided on using steel for scabbard construction. We know from prototype daggers that exist that Eickhorn did in fact use copper as the base metal for their scabbards. The problem with copper, however, is twofold; it is easily dented and is also quite heavy.

This scabbard is basically straight throughout but it was carrying dings evenly spread around the surfaces. Apparently whenever the scabbard was struck against anything harder than itself it left a small scar. Overall, though, it is really not bad and considering the rarity of this kind of scabbard the condition is quite acceptable. The scabbard makes the dagger weigh a ton! There is no hanger on this piece but I would have loved to see the original after several years of toting this heavy dagger. I'm sure it must have been a heavy-duty replacement or the leather must have been worn through from the bite of the carrying ring. It has a nice coppery look to it and apparently it was left in its natural finish when it was produced.

The scabbard mounts are the typical solid nickel type. They are in good condition, to include the lower ball. These mounts are retained by nickel screws which appear to be unturned.

The dagger itself is a standard SMF example. It has matching nickel crossguards, with good, smooth surfaces, crisp edges, and precise accent grooves. There is also a Gruppe mark on the lower reverse guard. It reads "WF".

The grip is a fine medium brown without much in the way of visible grain. It is of Medium Contour Construction and nicely fits the crossguards. The SA runes button is perfectly set and has good enamel. The grip eagle is the "High Necked" type. This bird retains full detailing throughout.

The blade of the this dagger is a very fine example, being completely bright and in mint condition, with only the usual runner marks. All of the grain appears to be on the blade. The SA motto is completely crisp and deep, and has 100% of the original darkening in the backgrounds of the letters. The reverse ricasso is etched with the familiar Seated King trademark of the SMF firm, and the blade shoulders perfectly meet the contour of the lower guard.

A most interesting SA Dagger here for the advanced SA collector, or perhaps for someone interested in the evolution of the SA dagger.

Excellent Plus. $2,495.00

SADAGGERS #37927C Early SA Dagger - C.G. Haenel

This Suhl-made Haenel SA Dagger is as nice as they come. It does not look to have been cleaned, but it I suspect it was never really very dirty to begin with.

The crossguards have a fine, dull finish and their surfaces are absolutely smooth, with very crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The tang not is also a beauty, showing not sign of ever being turned out. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Sa".

The walnut grip of this dagger is in terrific condition, having Sharp Ridge Construction. The walnut is very pretty, with vertical grain running the length. The grip is in totally pristine condition and fits the guards like a glove. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and has faultless enamel. The grip eagle is a nickel example, It is positioned right on the sharp ridge. Since this ridge runs to the left the eagle was moved slightly to the left when it was installed. This bird is in full mint condition, retaining fine detailing throughout.

The scabbard shell is also very fine. The original "anodized" surface is easily 100% intact. There is almost no visible age on this scabbard, and most of the original protective lacquer is still on the finish. I would say this lacquer is about 85% intact. The matching nickel scabbard mounts also have a dull patina and are in perfect condition through to the lower ball. These mounts have all four nickel screws, all of which are unturned.

With an outside as nice as this we would hope the blade would be in similar condition. Drawing out the blade it does not fail to impress; this fine mint blade shows only runner marks. It retains a needle-like tip and has all of the crossgrain. The SA motto is very dark, with 100% of the darkening in the letter backgrounds. The reverse of the blade is marked with the horizontal Haenel Arrow logo. Below this we see the firm's name and location, "C. G. Haenel / Suhl / Waffen - u. Fahraad - / Fabrik" laid out in nested arches. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A beautiful Suhl SA Dagger, and a great one if you are just going to buy a single piece.

Near Mint. $1,395.00

SADAGGERS #33585 Late, Double Proof SA Dagger, RZM M7/51 1940 - Anton Wingen

This late production SA Dagger is still in fine condition through the mounts. The tang nut does not appear to have ever been out. The lower crossguard is still mostly factory bright, showing the most nominal of age. The upper crossguard shows a little bit more age in the surfaces where the plating to dissipate slightly, but it is still all there.

The RZM style grip is a mahogany-looking type with a Sharp Contour ridge. This grip remain in perfect condition throughout, and nicely fits the crossguards. The SA Runes button is well placed with 100% enamel surfaces. The aluminum grip eagle is the style with the beak pointing upward slightly, and showing minor wear to the the detailing, but overall they are still mostly there.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout, having an outstanding coat of original paint. This paint exhibits some minor spidering in the surfaces, but it is still all there at nearly 100%. The scabbard mounts are the nickel-plated steel based type, and they too are mostly bright. These fine mounts feature a intact, never hit lower ball. The mounts are retained by the original domehead screws, which are unturned and have lost their plating.

The blade of this example is still bright, having all of its crossgraining with only some minor "in and out" markings at the bottom area. There are also some very minor traces of scratching on lower obverse area, which looks as though someone thought about sharpening the blade but changed their mind before they did any real damage. The scratching is only on this portion of the blade and are difficult to see. The SA Motto is lightly etched and has about 95% of its original darkening. This blade certain grades in Near Mint condition. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with a double RZM circle, of the type having shading in the center. The circle is positioned above the code for Anton Wingen, "M 7/51" over the date, "1940". Below these etches is the logo of the Wingen firm, a little knight holding a sword. The blade shoulder perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours. A nice double proof example here.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #37533C Early SA Dagger - Adolf Völker

This Vˆlker SA Dagger has fine solid nickel guards and a matching tang nut that does not appear to have been taken off in modern times. The guards have a pleasing dull nickel finish, with good, smooth surfaces, crisp edges, and precise accent grooves. The lower guard is Gruppe marked "Sa".

The grip of this dagger is some type of fruit wood, light colored and with a subtle vertical grain. It is in perfect condition and nicely fits the guards. The SA runes button is perfectly placed, showing some signs of hand wear on the surfaces but the enamel is still all there. The nickel grip eagle is the "High Neck" type, and retains full detailing to the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is a very fine, straight example. It has a dark anodized finish which appears to be almost entirely intact. There are a couple of minor dark age spots in the anodized finish, but for the most part the finish is very nearly 100%. The scabbard mounts are in excellent condition through to the never-dropped lower ball. These mounts are retained by the original nickel screws which are in place and unbuggered.

There is a three piece hanger attached to the the scabbard carrying ring. This short hanger is a beauty, with good, fresh looking deep brown leather which is supple and complete with the original retainer loop. The hardware is the solid nickel type with an unmarked conventional snap clip. This snap clip is installed backwards, which must have been the preferred method of the original wearer. The small grip retainer loop exactly matches the leather of the hanger and has a good working snap that retains fully colored surfaces on the button. The belt loop is a slightly lighter color brown, having a nice pebbled "D" ring.

The blade of this dagger is very fine. It is mirror-bright and retains all of the original surface graining. There is virtually no age on this blade, and it is complete with a needle-like tip. The SA motto is crisp, with 100% of the original darkening in the letter backgrounds.

The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the name and locations of the producer, "Adolf Völker Schmalkalden" arranged in an oval. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the crossguard contours.

A very nice Völker SA Dagger here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,250.00

SADAGGERS #37364 Early SA Dagger - August Bickel

Looking at a Bickel SA Dagger is always a very pleasant and interesting occasion; they have walnut colored grips with High Contour construction, very dark mottos, and an interesting trademark.

This example has very choice nickel crossguards. These guards are in outstanding condition, with deep, precise accent grooves, crisp edges, and smooth surfaces. The reverse lower guard is Gruppe marked "Mi".

Looking at the tang nut we can see that it does not appear to have been taken out in modern times.

The grip on this example is one of the walnut types, which as you may know is a very hard wood. It has extremely high ridge contours, the center ridge being almost sharp to the touch. The wood is most beautiful, with a close grain that runs throughout both sides. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and has no hits to the enamel. The nickel grip eagle is a very fine example. This eagle is the so-called "Point behind the Head" type. The bird retains all of the detail; the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed swastika are all crisp. The grip is in perfect condition and fits the crossguards like a glove.

The scabbard shell is completely straight on the obverse facing, while the reverse has a very minor "BB" ding. The anodizing is still mostly intact but is beginning to thin every so slightly. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in good condition through to the lower ball. They are retained by four nickel screws which are all unturned.

The blade of this dagger is a nice, bright example, showing normal "In and Out" marking from the runners but overall in a nearly Mint state. The crossgraining remains on both sides of the blade, and the motto is a fine one, crisp, deep and with 100% of the frosted background.

The ricasso features the quadrilateral trademark of this firm, looking very much like a pair of isosceles triangles fused together along the bottom. The upper portion of the "diamond" has the firm's intertwined initials, "AB". Below this is a reflex angle that separates the initials from the firm's name and location "August Bickel / Steinbach Hallenberg" which are also set at angles to each other. The blade shoulder perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours.

A very nice SA Dagger here. If you are interested in collecting a number of SA Daggers you would be remiss in not having a Bickel in your bucket.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #37067 Early SA Dagger with Scabbard Dedication to Reiter Regiment - Hugo Kˆller

This early SA Dagger is in good, clean condition throughout. The crossguards and tang nut are outstanding, with no sign that the nut has been turned. The guards are still very crisp, with smooth surfaces and precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Nrh".

The grip is a Medium Contour example, and appears to be constructed of dark colored mahogany. There is some nice, furniture-like wood grain in this grip. It is in perfect condition and nicely fits the crossguards. The SA runes button is perfectly placed, and the nickel grip eagle is the "High Neck" style. The bird retains full detail throughout. A nice hilt here.

The scabbard shell is basically straight throughout, having a couple of extremely minor signs of carrying wear. The anodized surfaces are still all there, with some very mild age on the upper obverse. Really nothing, though. On the reverse there are many traces of the original protective lacquer, rating at about 50%. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in fine condition through to the lower ball. These mounts are retained by the original nickel screws which are all unturned.

The upper mount has a presentation on both sides. The obverse side is professionally engraved, "In Anerkennung / grosser Siege". On the reverse the mount is engraved "Der Reitersturm 2 / 71". In other words this dagger was given "In Recognition of the Grand Winner" from (or by, it is not clear) "Cavalry Unit 2 / 71". There must have been some type of riding contest conducted by the SA, the winner being given this dagger as his prize.

The blade, as we would hope, is still in nice condition, being very bright and rating in a near mint state. The original grain is still on the blade, while the SA motto is crisp and nicely executed. The motto has 100% of the original darkening in the lettering.

The reverse blade is also clean, and has the seldom seen trademark; an eagle which looks very much like an American eagle, surrounded by the firm's name and location "Hugo Kˆller Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the crossguard contour.

A very interesting SA Dagger here as we do not see many things from Reitersturms, not to mention being from an uncommon maker with an interesting logo. An interesting dagger to highlight your collection.

Excellent Plus. $2,295.00

SADAGGERS #37123 Earl Partial "Name Only" Röhm Inscription Dagger - Carl Eickhorn

This dagger is a really classic Röhm example by the prestigious Eickhorn firm. If you feel that a full Röhm example is beyond your means at this stage of the game, this dagger is certainly worth a look because it is really class to a full example and has all of the attributes which made Eickhorn such a renowned manufacturer.

The nickel crossguards have the typical Eickhorn look, with the characteristic deep, hand-done accent grooves. The surfaces are smooth and crisp throughout as well. The tang nut does not appears to have been removed in modern times. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Fr".

The typical Eickhorn grip is of a most beautiful fruit wood, having some most interesting burl-like grains in the upper portions. It is very beautiful and could double as a dashboard in a vintage Jaguar. The grip is of High Ridge Construction and remains in perfect condition throughout. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has perfect enamel. The grip eagle is a nickel "High Necked" type. All of the details to remains to the bird's head and wing feathering, with a slight amount of wear to the breast feathering and talons. Not much, though. The wreath and mobile swastika are still very crisp.

The scabbard shell is as nice as you will see. This shell has 100% of the original anodized finish with no age spots in the surfaces. There is also quite a bit of the original lacquer coating spaced evenly throughout the scabbard surface; I would say that about 30% of this original lacquer remains. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in perfect condition through to the never-dropped lower ball. The four screws are also all in place and show no signs of turning.

Well, I'm happy to report that the obverse blade is as nice as the rest of the dagger. It remains bright throughout, still having visible crossgraining and a good, deep, crisp SA motto etch with about 99% of the original background darkening. The reverse of the blade is also bright, having the Röhm inscription which is crisp and exactly matching the backgrounds of the SA motto. Röhm's signature has been ground out with an excellent attempt to repolishing. If you were not a collector of these edged weapons chances are you might not notice that the signature was removed. You can tell, though, but the fact that there is a slight waver to the center ridge line that was put in by the man who performed the original removal. The trademark is the one we normally see on Eickhorn Röhm daggers, being the small double oval variety used from 1933 to 1934. The ovals contain the firm's name and location, "Carl Eickhorn Solingen". Inside is a seated squirrel holding a nut in his paws and with a smooth tail. The blade shoulders nicely fit the crossguard contour.

A fine partial Röhm here that would really look great stacked up next to a full Röhm as well as a totally ground piece. Imagine what a nice display these three daggers would make, especially if they were all by Carl Eickhorn. You can start your display by picking this one out to be the middle dagger in the trio.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $2,495.00

SADAGGERS #29521 Early SA Dagger - C. Gustav Spitzer

This early SA Dagger has not been cleaned in a long while and it appears to not have been taken apart in modern times. The nickel hilt mounts are in good condition having a nice dull look to their surfaces. The crossguards still have smooth surfaces and crisp edges. The accent grooves are quite deeply cut into the surfaces.

The grip is a brown color wood having a nice subtle burl in the center area which could be brought out with a little furniture polish. This grip is in excellent condition throughout and nicely fits the crossguards. The runes button is nicely placed and has no damage to the enamel. The early nickel grip eagle is the type with "point-behind-the-head" construction. This bird is in choice condition having crisp detail remaining to the eye, beak, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons and mobile swastika. The reverse lower crossguard is Gruppe stamped, "Ns".

The scabbard of this example is straight throughout. It has a nice anodized finish. Most of the anodizing is in place and there is even a little bit of original lacquer that shows. Also though there is some minor rust in the surfaces but not bad. The scabbard shell is equipped with matching nickel mounts. The lower ball has a dent and is also split on the right side. The mounts are retained by the original unturned nickel screws.

There is also a short hanger which looks original to the piece. The leather strap is beginning to show some age to it and it is slightly fragile. The strap is equipped with solid nickel mounts. The snap clip is the long snout nose unmarked type.

The blade of this example is still bright. It does have some minor staining in the surfaces a lot of which could come out with a little work. The crossgraining is also still mostly there. The SA motto is deep and crisp having about 98% of the original darkening in the backgrounds. The reverse blade is in the same condition and this blade grades at about excellent plus. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the logo of this producer. It is a circle having the firmís name and location in block letters around the perimeter, "C. Gustav Spitzer Solingen". Inside is a prancing lion with his tail curled and his tongue out. The blade shoulders purposely meet the lower crossguard contour. A pretty good dagger here. This dagger would clean up pretty nice if someone would want to work with it.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $895.00

SADAGGERS #30020 Mid-period SA Dagger, RZM M7/37 - Robert Klass

This mid-period produced SA Dagger has nickel-plated fittings throughout. The crossguards and tang nut are in excellent condition throughout with all fittings still having their brightness. There is very little age to these mounts and there is no lifting anywhere. The grip is also a fine product having a subtle green in the surfaces and having medium center ridge construction. This grip is in perfect condition and fits the crossguard like a glove. The runes button is nicely set having 100% intact enameling. The nickel grip eagle is a fine example being the style with beak that points upward slightly. The details are still there to the eagle to include the beak, eye, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika. A good hilt here! The scabbard shell is straight throughout and has excellent original chocolate brown paint. This paint has a little bit of crazing in the surfaces but overall it is still bright and rates at about 98%. The scabbard shell is equipped with fine matching nickel-plated steel based mounts. These mounts are in perfect condition to include the lower ball. They nicely match the crossguards and are complete with all four unturned dome head screws.

The original short hanging strap is in place. This strap is a brown leather type and it is in good supple condition showing minor age. The hanger mounts are nickel-plated and the snap clip is marked on the reverse, "M5/25" with an RZM circle beneath this. A little bit of the plating has come off of the reverse of the snap clip as well as the obverse area. The clip is installed on the reverse and it appears as though it was probably worn this way by the original owner. The blade of this example is still bright and has most of its crossgraining. There are some stains in the surfaces but they do look fairly superficial and possibly most of it could come out with a little work with some semi chrome. This is a nice blade nonetheless and at this point certainly grades excellent plus. The SA motto is crisp and also still has all of the blackening in the backgrounds. The reverse ricasso is etched with a double circle having a shaded center with RZM in the middle. This circle is placed over the code for Robert Klaas being, "M7/37". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard. The area that has been sealed in by the scabbard throat is brighter on the lower guard than the other areas. There is also a little bit of the box clearance tang hole that shows but this is a normal thing on RZM daggers. A nice piece here and would clean up to be a lot nicer.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $795.00

SADAGGERS #30083 Late SA Dagger, RZM M7/27 - Pumawerke

This later made SA Dagger is in "as found" condition. It has a pretty nice outside and some interesting aspects about it. The dagger does not look to have ever been apart nor has it been cleaned. The crossguards are still bright beneath some mild patination. I would think that they would clean up very nicely with very little effort. The grip is a typical RZM type being a mild brown having a vertical grain. The grip is of medium ridge construction. The SA runes button is good condition throughout the enamel. The grip eagle was one of the nickel-plated copper types. Some nickeling still remains in the wing areas as well as the recesses of the wreath. The bird is the "point-behind-the-head" type and much of its original details remain throughout the head, breast feathering, wing feathering, wreath and swastika. The grip fits the crossguards like a glove.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has outstanding original chocolate brown color which is still there at 100%. It is possible to see that the surfaces were sanded beneath the paint rather than a prime coat. The scabbard mounts are also in choice condition showing original factory luster beneath the patination. The lower mount has a small rounded ding in its surfaces which would easily come out with very little effort. The ball has a little hit but it is intact. These mounts are held by the original dome head screws which are in place, unturned and still have their plating. The interesting part about this dagger is also the hanger. It is the original hanger to the piece and the original wearer elected to put the belt loop portion within the leather rather than hook it to the snap hook. It has remained this way as I have not opened it up. The leather to the short hanger is marked, "L2/60/41". The belt loop is also marked, "L2/5/39". Despite the different dates the rigging is all original to its self. The hardware is the nickel-plated type and there is a little bit of age on the buckle marked, "571".

Unfortunately the blade on this example is not as nice as the outside but it should have some potential for someone that wants to work on it. The blade still has most of its crossgraining and it has a good strong SA motto with 100% of the black backgrounds. The trouble is some staining in the surfaces and it also looks as though someone put the edges through one of those electric can opener knife sharpeners. There is some scarring in the blade caused by this. Overall though I think the blade would clean up quite a bit but I doubt if the scarring could be taken out without ruining the crossgraining. The reverse of the blade is matching etched having an open single RZM circle over the code, "M/7/27". The blade nicely fits the crossguard contours. A good dagger here for someone that is a little bit handy and wants to make a better example out of it. If nothing else the leather that is attached is certainly desirable and very collectible.

Excellent. $695.00

SADAGGERS #36890 Double Proofed Transitional SA with Rare Aluminum Crossguard, RZM M7/10 1938 - Henckels

This transitional SA Dagger is most interesting in that the crossguards are constructed out of aluminum. We see this once in a while. It seems as though, to me, the producers experimented with aluminum early on to see if it was durable enough to withstand daily wear. We see this with some of the Army daggers, in particular those from Alcoso and E. P. & S. They later abandoned these efforts and went with a base of pot metal. SA daggers of course had nickel silver guards, eventually ending up as nickel-plated pot metal types. Once in a while, though, we do see aluminum guards on them, as well as SS daggers.

The guards on this example have fairly good surfaces; the top example having just a few scratches. The lower guard, however, is still in fine condition. Both of the guards have very deep accent grooves and nice, crisp edges. The tang nut is the standard nickel-plated steel type.

The grip is a mahogany looking example, being in fairly good shape throughout with no flaws and showing only modest usage. It fits the crossguard very nicely. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and has a good enamel surface. The nickel grip eagle is the style with an upward pointing beak. This bird still has good detail remaining to the head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika. An interesting hilt here.

The scabbard shell is perfectly straight. This shell has a lighter chocolate brown paint which remains in 100% condition. This paint has no chips and looks very fine. The scabbard mounts are the nickel-plated steel types. They are in perfect condition through to the lower ball. These mounts are retained by unturned dome head screws.

The blade of this dagger is mostly bright, but does have a few marks which have been created by something that happened to it during its tenure. There are three marks which appear to be in the metal on the obverse, while the reverse has the usual smudges here and there, but not too bad. Overall this blade, taken on its own, grades at Excellent. Perhaps with a little work with some Simichrome these spots could be brightened up. The motto is crisp and has about 90% of the original factory blacking in the recesses of the letters. The matching etches on the reverse ricasso help to make up for a lot, as they begin with the desirable, almost hieroglyphic "twins" logo at the top. They are an apt logo, as Henckels uses the name "Zwillingswerk" which, in English, means "Twins Factory". Beneath the twins is a double RZM circle with a shaded center, positioned over the Henckels code, "M 7/10", and the year of production "1938". The blade shoulders perfectly fit the lower contour of the guards.

An interesting dagger here for those out there interested in double proofs, as well as the rare aluminum crossguards.

Excellent. $750.00

SADAGGERS #36980 Early Untouched SA Dagger - Wilhelm Kober

This Kober SA Dagger does not appear to ever have been cleaned. It is a textbook Suhl example, and really looks great.

The crossguards are in the Suhl style, with the characteristic upward pointing quillon ends on the lower guard. These guards have excellent smooth surfaces, with well-defined edges and sharply cut accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked "Th".

The walnut grip is a beauty, with lots of wood grain in the surfaces and an appealing pattern of contrasting color tones in the surface. It is of High Ridge construction and in perfect condition. The SA runes button is nicely placed and has excellent enamel, while the nickel grip eagle is fully detailed throughout. It is the style with the upward pointing beak. This grip fits the crossguards like a your pants after a five course dinner. The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The anodized finish on this shell is really in fine condition, appearing to be 100% intact and with that purple sheen we like to see. There are also traces of protective lacquer clinging to the areas that were protected by the mounts. The mounts are also choice through to the lower ball. They exactly match the patination of the crossguards, and are retained by four unbuggered nickel screws.

The blade of this example remains nice and bright. This blade has most of the original graining, and is in nearly Mint condition. The SA motto is extremely dark ,having 100% of the original blacking in the recesses of the letters. The reverse ricasso is etched with the firm's name and location, "Wilh. Kober & Co. / Suhl" contained with ovals. Inside a logo in the form the the mythical Greek centaur, set above the start-up date "Gegr. 1874".

It is interesting to note that the original owner has his name etched into the upper edge of the reverse blade at the ricasso. The etching reads "E. Voigt". There may be enough here to research his original wearer. Either way the name makes for an interesting dagger, especially coupled with one in such nice condition.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #36968C Early, Untouched SA Dagger - F. Herder

This early SA Dagger has never been cleaned or taken apart. It is in a "as-found" state.

The nickel crossguards and tang nut are in excellent condition. There is no sign that the tang nut has ever been turned. These guards, although they are heavily patinated, are still in good condition with smooth surfaces, crisp edges, and precisely cut accent grooves.

The grip is a very dark mahogany-style wood with Medium Contour construction. This grip remains in perfect condition and fits the crossguards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button is perfectly placed, showing just a few sign of wear to the enamel but I don't see any breakage. The matching nickel grip eagle is the "High Necked" type, and retains full detail to his head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed mobile swastika. The reverse lower guard is Gruppe marked "Nrh".

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has a fairly dark anodized finish, perhaps caused by the original lacquer coating. About 50% of this coating remains. Overall I think that the anodizing is still all there. The matching highly patinated scabbard mounts are in choice condition through to the lower ball, and a retained by the original nickel screws which are unbuggered.

The carrying ring is complete with the original-to-the-piece short hanger and belt loop. This hanger shows some wear in the leather but is still sound. The little retainer loop has gone to time. The hanger hardware is the early nickel type, with a "snout-nosed" snap clip. The matching brown leather belt loop is still in good condition, with a nickel-plated steel "D" ring.

The blade of this dagger has some grease and oil on it, but it easy to see that it is still completely bright and with all of the original grain. Cleaned up this blade is still in Mint condition. The SA motto is deeply etched and nice and black with 100% of the background darkening intact. The reverse ricasso feature the interesting logo of the Herder firm, being a set of crossed keys. Beneath the keys is the firm's name and location "F. Herder. AS / Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

If you are a fan of untouched SA daggers in nice condition, you will love this piece. It is really an interesting dagger, having seventy years of patination. Once you look through it all, though, the dagger is in very fine condition.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #36429C Early SA Dagger with Scabbard Dedication - Gustav Weyersburg

This early SA piece has excellent nickel mounts which have a nice, dull tone throughout. There is no dirt anywhere on this dagger; it has only desirable patination.

The crossguards and and tang nut are in fine condition, with no signs of being apart in modern times. These guards have smooth surfaces, with fine, precise accent grooves and very crisp edges. The furniture-like grip is a Smooth Contour type, in perfect condition and having a very fine close grain running throughout, nicely fitting the guards. The SA runes button is positioned properly, and has perfect enamel. The matching nickel grip eagle is the type with a beak that points slightly upward. This bird has full, clear detail remaining throughout. The reverse guard is Gruppe marked, "No".

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell has absolutely perfect, purplish anodized surfaces. It also has a lot of the original lacquer still clinging to the surfaces, at about 50 to 60% intact. The scabbard mounts are matching nickel, having an identical degree of patination. The mounts are in perfect condition, to include the never-dropped lower ball. Theses mounts are retained by four unturned nickel screws.

Engraved on the upper obverse mount is a two line dedication, "IN treuer Kameradschaft / Der Sturm 1 / R 171". Obviously this is a dedication from the loyal comrades of Sturm 1 R 171. The "R" would stand for Reserve SA Standarte 171.

Attached to the carrying ring is the original SA Short Hanger. The leather is still good on this example, showing some wear to the surfaces. It is also complete with the small retainer loop. The hanger hardware is the early nickel type, with a "snout nosed" unmarked clip.

Unfortunately the blade of this example shows some signs of old water marking. It is not bad, but it is just slightly visible on both sides. The SA motto also is lacking in background darkening, rating at maybe in the neighborhood of 70%. This blade grades at about Excellent. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the seldom-seen producer, having the name and location in circular capitals, "Gust. Weyersburg Solingen". Within the circle the the word, "Nachf." which is positioned over a large, stylized "W", with the initial "G" on the left leg, a "S" on the lower area, and a "N" on the right leg. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crosssguard contour.

An interesting dagger here, with a very fine outside and a captivating dedication.

Excellent Plus. $1,695.00

SADAGGERS #36326 Mid-period Double Proof SA Dagger, RZM M7/112 - Carl W¸sthof

This double-proof Wusthof SA Dagger is in very choice condition and from a rarely seen producer; it should be very desirable for those out there collecting double proof examples.

The nickel-plated crossguards are still factory bright, having just a little bit of lifting where the guards meet the grip. Otherwise the plating is still in perfect condition, here as well as on the tang nut. The grip is a medium brown color of Medium Ridge construction. The grip is in perfect condition throughout, having some attractive vertical graining and fitting the crossguards like a glove. The SA runes button is perfectly placed, having a nice look to it, with an almost red enamel in the background. An interesting SA button here! The nickel grip eagle is the high-necked type, and retains 100% of the detailing throughout the feathered surfaces and wreath.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The original chocolate brown color remains 100% intact. There is a little bit of "orange peel" in the surfaces, but we do see this happen commonly with later production daggers. This paint still has the original luster and really looks nice. The scabbard mounts are of the nickel-plated steel type. The upper mount is pristine, with the original factory shine. The lower mount has just a little bit of age visible around the upper obverse rim, but is otherwise in choice condition with no drops to the ball. The original dome-head steel screws are in place and are unbuggered.

Attached to the piece is a fine short hanger, having quality dark brown leather throughout. The original retainer loop is in place, and the nickel-plated hardware is in good shape. The snap clip shows a little bit of old pitting in the surfaces, but it was apparently removed at some point and still looks good. This clip is marked on the reverse, "A DRGM" and "RZM 5/8".

The blade is a very fine example, having all of the original graining. There is some "in-and-out" marking, but nothing that is unusual for this type of dagger. This blade has a good etch to the motto. There does appear to be a little bit of wear to it, but it still rates at about 95% intact. The reverse of the blade is totally perfect and in Full Mint condition. The reverse ricasso is marked with the double oval W¸tsthof logo, and bears the interesting device of a man holding a large pole. This scene is reminiscent of the areas in Germany where there are many small canals crisscrossing the farmland. The inhabitants over the years discovered it was easier to cross these canals by pole vaulting, as opposed to wandering along looking for a shallow ford. Below the oval is a double RZM circle with a shaded interior, as well as the RZM code for the firm, "RZM M7/112". The blade shoulders perfectly fit the crossguard contours.

A very nice, difficult to find SA Dagger here.

Near Mint. $1,395.00

SADAGGERS #35898C Mid-Period SA Dagger with Partially Ground Blade Dedication - Unmarked Helbig

This dagger is of mid-period construction and is equipped with the larger chrome plated steel crossguards indicative of the Helbig manufacturer. These crossguards show some age in their surfaces but they are not too bad and if anything give some character to the dagger. The grip is a fine fruitwood which is dark in color and has subtle graining which runs horizontal rather than vertical. The grip is of medium to high ridge construction and is in good condition having no flaws. This grip fits the crossguards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button is nicely placed having perfect enamel surfaces. The nickel grip eagle is the "point behind the head" variety. This bird shows only nominal wear to the surfaces but all details are still visible to his head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell reflects a chocolate brown paint. The paint still has good luster to it and on the reverse, is all there showing only some crazing and minor carrying signs. The obverse has a little more of the same but is still in good condition. The scabbard mounts are the nickel-plated type. These mounts also show some minor age in the surfaces but nothing that would not clean off if someone chose to do so. The scabbard mounts are retained by dome head steel screws and are unturned.

The obverse of the blade is still quite good easily rating in excellent plus condition. The motto is a bit shallow but still crisp and has about 90% of the original dark backgrounding. The reverse of the blade is quite interesting as it originally had a large rendered two-line inscription. The top of the inscription has been ground off. It is possible to see that the first two words apparently were, "Meinem Kameraden". Apparently there was a name engraved into the surface after this but there has been extensive grinding to this name as well as to the first two words. The lower part of the inscription still remains being, "Weihneichten 37 Schmiedmaier". Obviously this dagger was given as a Christmas present in 1937 from Schmiedmaier. It might be useful for the SA researchers out there to see if they could find the giver's name somewhere in the records. An interesting dagger here from the aspect of the dedication but it is also interesting to see it is equipped with the rarely seen Helbig steel crossguard mounts. A good one here for the ardent SA collector.

Excellent. $1,695.00

SADAGGERS #35969 Mid-Period SA Dagger, RZM M 7/36 - E&F Hörster

This mid-period SA example is equipped with standard nickel-plated crossguard and tang nut. The nickel plating is quite good showing only a little bit of wear on the upper mount where it meets the grip. These guards are in an uncleaned state and would clean up nicely if desired. The grip is a medium contour constructed type having a dark mahogany look. There is a pleasing grain in the surfaces which has a bit of a swirl in the center area. The grip is in perfect condition and nicely fits the crossguards. The SA runes button is perfectly placed and has good enamel surfaces. The grip eagle is a nickel type being the style with "beak which points upwards slightly". The bird shows some mild wear to the center areas but the details of the head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika are still good.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout having a fine lighter chocolate color brown. There is one tiny "pin" hit in the center but it is nothing. The paint is in perfect condition and is 100% having only a nominal amount of spidering in the finish. The scabbard mounts are the nickel-plated type still having their original factory luster beneath the patination. These mounts are in perfect condition to include the lower ball. The mounts are held in place by dome head steel screws which still have most of their plating.

The blade is nice and bright throughout having all of its crossgraining. The SA motto is crisp and appears to have about 95% of its original factory darkening. This blade grades in near full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is etched with a double open style RZM circle. It is positioned over the code for the E&F Hörster company, "M 7/36". The blade shoulders perfectly fit the lower crossguard contour. A nice mid-period SA dagger here.

Excellent Plus. $795.00

SADAGGERS #35891C Early SA Dagger - Ernst Erich Witte

This Witte trademark is not seen very often on SA daggers so that makes this piece desirable for those of you out there that are collecting maker marked SAs. The mounts on this example are all solid nickel. The crossguards and tang nut do not appear to have been apart in modern times. It appears as though someone may have cleaned this dagger a long time ago using a light emery cloth or perhaps steel wool as there are some just noticeable narrow lines on the mounts. I donít know why people do stuff like this but we canít help what returning veterans think will enhance the appearance of their war trophy. Other than the thin scratches the crossguards are crisp throughout with deep precise accent grooves. The lower crossguard is Gruppe marked, "Wm". The grip is a fine furniture-like wood having a pleasing grain running lengthwise. This grip is of medium contour construction and is in perfect condition exactly meeting the crossguards. The SA runes button has good enamel and is perfectly placed. The grip eagle is the style with "point in the back of the head". This eagle is in fine condition throughout having full details to its head, eye, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika.

The scabbard shell is a real beauty. This shell has an impressive coppery look to it and is 100%. The original protective lacquer is still coating the finish and other than some usage signs this protective lacquer is nearly 100%. It is interesting to look into the anodized finish and it has the signs that it was originally put on or received a final touchup in the bluing tank with a brush. We see this look quite frequently on some anodized scabbards. The scabbard mounts have the same minor scratching from the brillo pad that was used originally but like the hilt mounts the scratching is not bad. The ball has a very slight push-in at the bottom area but it is nothing. The original nickel screws are all in place and are unbuggered. A nice scabbard shell here!

The blade of this example is still mostly bright but does have just the slightest of gray color to it. It appears that the pad may have been used on the blade also although it is hard to see. This blade has a lightly etched motto with about 85-90% of the original darkening in the letters. It matches the trademark on the reverse ricasso which consists of a diamond having a crown in the center positioned over the word, "Kroneck". Below this is the initial, "W". Below the diamond is the firmís full name and location city, "Ernst Erich Witte Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour. A nice dagger here with a rarely seen trademark.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #35483 Early SA Dagger - C.G. Haenel

This Suhl-produced dagger is in nice, uncleaned condition. The nickel crossguards are in fine condition as is the unturned, nickel tang nut. The surfaces are smooth throughout, with excellent, crisp edges, and precise, accent grooves. The lower reverse crossguard is Gruppe marked "Th". The grip is one of the gunstock walnut types. It has medium to high ridge construction with nice, pleasing, grain running vertically throughout. The grip is in perfect condition, and fits the crossguards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button is perfectly placed. The enamel appears to have a small rub, just next to the "a Sigrunne". The grip eagle is the "beak pointing upward" type. This bird shows a little minor wear to the head and talons, but the wings, wreath, and mobile swastika still appear to be crisp.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell has excellent, anodized finish. There is very little age in the finish, and there portions of the original lacquer covering remaining in the protected areas. This is a fine, anodized shell. The scabbard mounts have nice, matching patina, and they too are in perfect condition to include the lower ball. The early nickel screws are all in place and appear to be unturned. There is also an original-to-the-piece short hanger. This hanger has still fairly good leather, but the little retainer loop has gone to time. The hardware is the early nickel type, with the snapclip being the "snout nose" type, having the rivet which retains the spring.

The blade of this example, although still being bright, does show some wear, and some age to its surfaces. I don't see a lot of crossgraining on this blade, and also most of the darkening is worn out of the backs of the SA motto letters. The tip is still needle like, however. This blade rates at about excellent. Perhaps it would clean up some with a little work. The reverse ricasso is etched with the arrow logo, containing the firm's name "HAENEL" within the arrow. Beneath the arrow is the firm's name and location, and the fact that they made weapons, as well as bicycles. A portion of this wording is worn on the center area. It is marked, "C.G. HAENEL/SUHL WAFFEN FAHRRAD" The blade shoulders perfectly meet the crossguard contour. A good dagger here with a better outside than blade. It is priced accordingly though, and is a good starter piece, and possibly if a better blade could be found in the future, it would not hurt the looks of this dagger.

Excellent. $995.00

SADAGGERS #35597 Early SA Dagger - C.G. Haenel

This early Haenel produced SA Dagger is in an untouched, uncleaned condition. Studying the tang nut I see no sign where this dagger has ever been apart. The crossguards have a fine dull color to them with a little bit of the greenish stuff clinging on the edges where the upper guard meets the wood. This greenish material is a residue that apparently is produced by moisture from the wood reacting with the nickel metal content. These crossguards are in very fine condition having excellent smooth surfaces, crisp edges and very precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked, "Sa". We see a lot of these Saxony marks because the city where these daggers were made, Suhl, was located in the Saxony area. The grip is a fine walnut wood having very choice grain. This grip has smooth contour construction and other than some normal usage signs still remains in fine condition. This grip could not fit the crossguards any better. The SA runes button is in good condition with excellent enamel also having a little of the greenish substance around its circumference. The nickel grip eagle is the "high-necked" variety and it is in perfect condition having full details remaining to its head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika. A very fine hilt here!

The scabbard shell is also a real winner. This shell is straight throughout and on the obverse appears to have all of the purple color anodizing. There is even a little bit of the original lacquer clinging near the protected areas of the mounts. The reverse has most of the anodizing with a little bit of wear along the edges caused by a handhold. The anodizing though is still probably about 85%. The scabbard mounts are perfect exactly matching the patination of the hilt. Even the lower ball has never been dropped on this example. The four nickel scabbard screws are in place and are unturned.

Attached to the carrying ring is what appears to be the original short hanger. The leather of this hanger shows some usage but it is still pretty sound and is not going anywhere. The small retainer loop has gone to time. The hardware is the early nickel variety having the snap clip which is unmarked and snout nose. The snap clip is on the hanger backwards but we see this a lot as it may have been a preferred method by some people for ease of snapping onto the belt loop. This hanger appears original to this dagger.

The blade is a fine example showing just a tad of age on the surfaces but is still in near full mint condition. The tip has a couple of wiggly points but it does not seem to be bent or any problems. Probably somebody stuck it into a piece of wood or something very hard and fortunately the tip did not break but just kind of yelled a little bit at the abuse. The blade though is not bad. The SA motto is crisp and deep having most of the darkening in the background letters. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the arrow used by this company pointing across the blade to the right. Within the arrow is the name of the company, "Haenel". Below the arrow is the full name of the company and the trade that they indulged in as well as the city, "C.G. Haenel / Suhl / Waffen-u. Fahrrad-Fabrik". In other words, Haenel was a factory that produced weapons and bicycles. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A nice early dagger here, in used but not abused condition.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #35509C Early SA Dagger - Axt Und Hauerfabrik

This early SA Dagger is a fine untouched piece. Studying the tang nut I do not see any signs that it has been apart. The nickel crossguards and scabbard mounts have a fine dull patina. These guards are in choice condition throughout having smooth surfaces, crisp edges and good precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked, "Wf". The grip appears to be a fine mahogany wood. It is of high contour construction. This grip shows just the most nominal of usage signs but overall it is in perfect condition. This grip fits the crossguards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button has some age patina around its circumference and it looks like there may be a small tap in the enamel near the bottom section of the A runic. The grip eagle is an outstanding nickel "high-necked" variety. This bird is in perfect crisp condition throughout its head, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika. A nice hilt here.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell appears to have all of its anodizing but it is a little difficult to tell as somewhere along the line someone has put a coat of lacquer or varnish over the scabbard using a brush. It would be possible to take this coating off but perhaps it is best to just leave it alone. Itís possible that this lacquer or varnish was put on by the original owner. It does look old and is not too detrimental especially when you realize that it has indeed protected the original finish. The scabbard mounts are in good condition throughout. The upper mount is perfect and the lower mount has a small "push up" to the ball but it is not very visible and there are no splits to the seams. The original nickel screws are all in position and are unturned.

The blade of this example is as nice as they come. It is in choice bright mint condition on the obverse with very dark backgrounds to the letters of the SA motto. All of the crossgrain is in place and the tip is needlelike. The reverse has a couple of minor age marks but they appear strictly surface and this reverse blade also grades in near full mint condition. The ricasso is matching etched with the double circle logo of this company. The circles contain the firmís name, "Axt Und Hauerfabrik Solingen". In the center is the head of a horse. The blade shoulders perfectly fit the lower crossguard contour.

A very nice dagger here by a seldom seen maker.

Excellent Plus. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #35260 Early SA Dagger with Blade Dedication and Leather Covered Scabbard - Carl Eickhorn

This early SA Dagger is of initial production and apparently was a ground Röhm that had a dedication done over the original inscription after it was removed. The dagger must have been important to the recipient as it has a period leather covered scabbard; we will get to these details further down in the description.

The hilt section is a typical Eickhorn variety. The all nickel mounts have good smooth surfaces, crisp edges and the hand cut deep accent grooves typical of this producer. Studying the tang nut I do not see where this dagger has ever been apart. All nickel parts have a good even patina throughout. The lower reverse crossguard is Gruppe marked, "Wf". The grip is a standard fruitwood type having a rich brown color with some interesting fine grains in the finish. The grip shows only nominal usage and remains in perfect condition. The grip is of medium to high ridge construction, and exactly fits the crossguards. The SA runes button is nicely placed, with perfect enamel surfaces. The nickel grip eagle is the "high-necked" type having all details remaining to the birdís head, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. As indicated above, this shell has been period covered with a finely grained leather. The brown leather is a rich color and the leather was sewn up the center of the rear section similar to a hunting cutlass. The leather meets both of the mounts but does not go under it. This leather shows some scuffs and usage but no cuts or problems. The scabbard mounts are the nickel type and they are in good condition throughout to include the lower ball. The original nickel screws are all in place and are unbuggered.

There is a fine conditioned early style short hanger which appears original to the piece. This short hanger has good supple leather and is complete with the small retainer strap. The hardware is all nickel with a standard variety unmarked snap clip.

The obverse blade is still quite bright throughout having some mild age at the ricasso area and running up to the ending of the SA motto. It is not bad however and just appears as a cloudiness on this part of the blade. The rest of the blade is nice and bright throughout. The SA motto is crisp and has 100% of the frosted backgrounds in the letters. The reverse blade was apparently a Röhm as the grain is slightly different from the obverse grain. This was certainly a factory job however as the removal is quite expert.

The trademark on the dagger is the early double ovals and we know that these were normally used only with full Röhm examples. There is a two line dedication on the reverse blade. The dedication is apparently in the facsimile handwriting of the giver. The first line apparently is "In treue Kamaradschaft" with a illegible signature at the bottom. It would be interesting if someone could interpret this signature as this of course would be the key to possibly researching this dagger. As mentioned above the trademark is the small double ovals which contain the firmís name and location, "Carl Eickhorn Solingen". Inside is a seated squirrel with serrated tail. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the crossguard contour.

A most interesting SA Dagger here, and a great addition to an advanced collection.

Excellent Plus. $2,995.00

SADAGGERS #35258 Early SA Ground Röhm Dagger - Carl Eickhorn

This early Eickhorn SA Dagger is equipped with nickel mounts throughout. These mounts have a good dull patination evenly spread throughout. They are the secondary style crossguards we see used by Eickhorn on initial production daggers being marked internally, "A.R." instead of the usual "H.E." which were the guards made in house. Apparently during the initial runs when vast quantities of daggers were required Eickhorn may not have been able to keep up with production on their own mounts and ordered these from another company. The only other dagger I remember seeing with "A.R" crossguards is the "Haco" type.

At any rate, these guards still have good smooth surfaces, crisp edges and precise deep accent grooves. The grip of this example apparently was given a coat of varnish or lacquer by someone along the line. It was not originally this bright but the coating gives it a great furniture look really bringing out the grain. This grip appears to be in perfect condition beneath the coating and is a medium contour ridge constructed example of fruitwood. The grip nicely fits the crossguards. The SA runes button has a minor hit to the enamel just to the right of the "A" letter. The nickel grip eagle is the "high-necked" type. There is minor wear to the birdís head and breast feathering as well as the talons but the details are still there. The wing feathering, wreath and swastika are still quite crisp.

The scabbard shell shows a little bit of wear time but no real dents. The anodizing is still fairly good but unfortunately it has some age which is evenly spread though the surfaces. The nickel scabbard mounts are in fairly good condition, the lower ball having a minor hit which just flattened the lower area. The original screws are all in place and are unbuggered.

The blade of this example on the obverse, has some minor smudging on the surfaces but still grades at about excellent. The SA motto is deep and crisp, and has about 90% of the original factory darkening in the letter backgrounds. The reverse blade reflects a rough grind across the Röhm inscription. I would say about 40% of the inscription still remains especially on the top and bottom of the letters. It is neat to look at these blades with the once present inscription as it really makes history come alive. The trademark is the small double oval type having the firmís name and location trapped inside, "Carl Eickhorn Solingen". In the center is a seated squirrel having a nut in his paws and featuring a serrated tail. The blade shoulders perfectly fit the crossguard contour. I believe I forgot to mention further up that the Gruppe stamping on this lower crossguard is "S".

A decent ground Röhm dagger here and a great collectible Eickhorn piece.

Excellent. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #35071C Early SA Ground Röhm Dagger - Carl Eickhorn

This textbook Eickhorn example has outstanding early nickel crossguards. The tang nut appears to be out maybe once but that is about it in modern times. The nickel guards all have a fine dull patina throughout their smooth surfaces. The edges are crisp and the accent grooves are the very deep hand cut type typical of this producer. The grip is a very fine fruitwood that fits the guards like a rubber glove. This grip is in perfect condition throughout having a fine pleasing grain that has a slight swirling look to it especially around the center area. The runes button is perfectly set and has good enamel surfaces. The grip eagle is the early nickel style being the "high-necked" variety. This bird shows little to no wear having complete details to his head, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika. The lower crossguard on the reverse is Gruppe marked with what appears to be the "Ho" marking but the "H" was hit off center so it is hard to tell totally. The "Ho" mark is usually far off to the right but on this example it appears to be centered. The crossguard underneath is not inspection marked. A very fine hilt here.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout having excellent anodizing on the obverse with just one age mark just below the center area. The reverse shows just a little bit of thinning to the anodizing but still rates at about 90%. The matching nickel mounts are in excellent condition to include the lower ball. The original nickel screws are all in place and are unbuggered. There is a very fine early short hanger which appears original to this piece. The short hanger has excellent supple brown leather and is complete with the small retainer loop. The hardware on the hanger is solid nickel having the snout nosed style unmarked clip with rivet held spring.

The obverse blade is an outstanding example still being nice and bright throughout and having all of its crossgrain. The motto is crisp and deep and has 100% of the darkening in the backgrounds of the letters. This obverse blade is in mint condition. The reverse blade is most interesting. A good attempt at removing the Röhm inscription and signature has been made but much of the original inscription still remains. Most of the beginning words are removed except for traces and the ending word is about 50% there. The facsimile Röhm signature still is about 40% there where the grinder failed to remove the first three letters "Ern" and much of the original "R" along with the umlaut and the last part of the "M" still remain. It is pretty easy to look at the Röhm inscription and fill in the blanks with your anticipating mind. This is what we could call in the busy a "lazy" Röhm grinding. The trademark is the small double oval type which features the firmís name and location within the ovals, "Carl Eickhorn Solingen". Inside is a seated squirrel holding a nut in his paws and having a serrated style tail.

A very nice Ground Röhm here, having lots of appeal to collectors.

Excellent Plus. $2,495.00

SADAGGERS #35073C Early SA Dagger - August Bickel

This fine early SA Dagger is in an untouched state, and looking at the tang nut it does not appear as though the dagger has been apart in modern times. The solid nickel fittings all have a fine dull patina throughout. The crossguards have good smooth surfaces with crisp edges and deep accent grooves. The grip is the same as we usually see on Bickel daggers, probably being a walnut wood. It is of high ridge construction and also appears to be a very hard substance. The grip shows some nominal wear but still remains in choice condition throughout with no problems. There is some interesting grain in the surfaces and much of the original varnish is still on this grip that was factory done. I would say that there is about 50-60% of this varnish still present. The grip fits the crossguards like a rubber glove.

The SA runes button is center placed and has perfect enameled surfaces. The early grip eagle is slightly off center of the ridge but we see this kind of thing quite a bit. Actually the bird is probably on center and the ridge is slightly off. At any rate, the bird is the type with beak that points upwards slightly. All details are there to the birdís head, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika. A nice grip here for those that enjoy something a little bit different. The lower reverse crossguard is Gruppe marked, "BO".

The scabbard shell is straight throughout on both sides. It has excellent anodized surface still appearing to be all there. There is some mild age which is spaced fairly evenly on the obverse and somewhat less on the reverse. The scabbard mounts are matching dull nickel both being in perfect condition to include the lower ball. All four screws are present and all look unturned.

The blade of this example is outstanding. It is extremely bright having all of its crossgraining throughout. Other than the usual runner marks this blade is in mint condition. The SA motto is very deep and crisp having 100% of the darkening in the backgrounds of the letters. This motto really looks terrific! The reverse blade is etched with the interesting logo used by this company. It consists of a diamond shape put on the diagonal. At the top of the diamond are the initials of the firm intertwined, "AB". Beneath is the firmís name and their location, "August Bickel Steinbach-Mallenberg". It is also interesting to note that there is a brown leather washer which is fairly thick and definitely was put on by either the person that originally carried this dagger or possibly the factory. A very fine, good quality example here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #34901C Mid-period SA Dagger, RZM M7/18 1938 - Rich. Abr. Herder

This mid-period Herder SA Dagger is a nice example, having good patination over the nickel plated mounts. These mounts show no deterioration in the plating, and if left alone, should continue to have a fine patination with no damage. The tang nut is also a nice example, having matching patination on its surfaces. The grip is a smooth, contour ridge type, of a lighter colored wood, having a good, subtle grain below its surfaces. The SA runes button is perfectly placed, and the nickel grip eagle has a matching patination, being the style with "beak pointed upward". The details to this bird remain fully to the head, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, and swastika. A nice hilt here.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell has excellent, chocolate brown paint, having a few minor scratches here and there, but the paint still rates at least 98%. The scratches reveal that the surfaces below the brown paint are black. This is indicative of perhaps too many NSKK scabbards being ordered, and brown paint being applied over them. In the instance of this example, the producer did not bother to take the fittings off when they repainted the shell, as there is still lots of brown paint that shows on the rolled edges of both the upper and lower scabbard mount. The mounts themselves have a matching patination, and are in excellent condition, to include the lower ball. The mounts are retained by dome head screws, which appear to be unturned.

The blade is a very fine example, having a mint, bright, state, except for a small area near the tip, where there is a little smudge on both sides. Otherwise, the blade is mint. The SA motto is deeply etched, and has nearly 100% of the original darkening in the backgrounds. The reverse ricasso is marked with a single RZM circle at the left, and at the right is the code for the Richard Abr. Herder firm, being "M 7/19". Below this, is the date of production, "1938". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour. An interesting dagger here, particularly with the brown scabbard sprayover paint. This is an anomaly that we see quite frequently, and it is the kind of thing that is fun to study.

Near Mint. $795.00

SADAGGERS #35008C Ground Röhm SA Dagger - Anton Wingen, Jr.

This early Ground Röhm SA Dagger does not appear to have been cleaned since the period, and it has a nice, even, patination built up throughout all of the nickel mounts. The crossguards are in excellent condition throughout, having good, smooth surfaces, crisp edges, and precise accent grooves. The tang nut does not appear to have ever been out. The reverse crossguard is Gruppe marked, "Wm". The grip is a fine, medium brown color, being of smooth to medium contour ridge construction. There are some subtle grains which run below the surfaces, and the grip is in very fine condition, showing little wearing time. The SA runes button is perfectly placed, having fine, enamel surfaces. The nickel grip eagle was the style with "beak which points slightly upward". This bird has some slight wear to the head, breast feathering, and talons, but the wing feathering, wreath, and swastika are still mostly crisp.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has the purple style anodizing, and is still quite good throughout. The anodizing appears to all be there on the obverse, and on the reverse, there is still quite a bit of lacquer, however there are also some age marks. A nice scabbard, however. The upper nickel mount is in good condition, the lower mount has a hit to the ball on the left side. These mounts are retained by the original, unturned screws. There is a fine short hanger, which appears original-to-the-piece. The leather to this hanger is still nice and supple, and is complete with a small retainer loop. The hardware is the nickel type, and the snapclip is the "snout nose" style.

The obverse blade is in fine, bright, mint condition, having needle-like tip. The crossgraining is all there, and the SA motto is crisp, and deep, with 100% of the original darkening in the backgrounds. Turning the blade over, it is interesting to see that it once has a Röhm inscription. The man who did the grinding just took the script out of the center of the blade, just leaving the rest of the blade with its still polished edges, and nice finish, exactly matching the obverse. There was no attempt to regrain the grinding, and it gives it kind of an interesting look. It is a nice, neat job, if we can say it that way. The reverse ricasso is complete, with the original trademark, featuring the standing small knight in the center, and the firm's name and location above and below the knight, respectively, "Anton Wingen, Jr / Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour. A good Röhm dagger here, that would be nice to put next to a partial example, or a full example by the same producer.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #35017C Unissued Late SA Dagger with Grip Tag, RZM M7/10 - J.A. Henckels

This fine unissued SA dagger is in choice condition throughout. It is not completely brand new looking but it is obvious that the dagger has never been issued or carried. The crossguards are the type that were produced by Bˆker. These guards are nickel-plated and still have factory bright nickel-plated surfaces. There is a mild amount of lifting but it is confined only to the edges of the crossguards where they meet the wood grip. The tang nut is also in good condition and does not show signs of being taken apart. The grip is a very fine RZM type having high ridge construction. This grip has a pleasing vertical running grain. The SA button is perfectly set and has pristine enamel. The aluminum grip eagle is the "high-necked" type. All details are complete to the head, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika. This grip fits the crossguards like a glove. Wrapped about the top of the grip is the original issue tag. This tag is of an off-white manila color and it is printed in black at the top of one side, "Dienstdolch". Below this is the run number across the lines, "261984". On the reverse of the tag the full name of the RZM is printed, "Reichszeug-Meisterei / der NSDAP". Next to this is a black RZM circle and below rubber stamped on the lines is the code for the Henckels firm being rubber stamped, "M 7/10". This tag shows very few signs of being handled and is virtually 100% intact.

The scabbard shell is basically straight throughout both sides having a couple of handling signs on the lower portion of each side but they are nothing. The chocolate brown paint is nearly 100% with only one minor chip on the reverse near the upper section. This chip reveals that the surface below is black paint. We know that many scabbards were repainted brown during the later period as apparently there was a misjudgment on the amount of NSKK daggers required as opposed to SA types. The scabbard mounts are the nickel-plated steel type and the lower mount still is completely factory bright. The upper mount is also bright but does show just the slightest of age around the center areas of both sides. These amounts are retained by dome head steel screws which still retain their original plating.

Attached to the scabbard is what appears to be the original short hanger and belt loop. The short hanger has fine brown leather still being supple and the leather stamped with the makerís code, "RZM L2/60/41". The "41" would be the year that this dagger was produced. The hanger hardware is the late style which has the dull gray finish. The snap clip is marked, "RZM/M5/71/OLC". Attached to the hanger is a matching brown leather belt loop which has a "D" ring also having the matching late gray finish. The blade of this example is a real beauty being in stone mint condition.

This blade has a needlelike tip with full grain throughout both sides. The SA motto is crisp and has 100% of the background darkening. On the reverse ricasso the blade is marked with a double RZM circle having shading within the circle. This circle is placed above the code for the firm, J.A. Heckels "M7/10" and beneath the date of manufacture "1941". This dagger no doubt was kept in a shop somewhere or in RZM headquarters awaiting shipment that never happened due to the war. A nice example here which are difficult to find with a grip tag still being in this fine state of preservation as well as having a matching RZM rubber stamping.

Unissued Near Mint. $2,295.00

SADAGGERS #34909 Early SA Dagger with Blade Dedication - Gebr. Heller

This early SA Dagger is in "as found" condition, and has never been cleaned, or taken apart. The crossguards and scabbard mounts have a deep, nicotine style patination. Despite the age over the mounts, it can be seen that the guards have good, smooth surfaces, crisp edges, and precise accent grooves. The tang nut is also in excellent condition, with no sign of ever having been touched. The lower crossguard is Gruppe marked "Th". The grip is a fine example, being some kind of fruitwood. This grip is of medium to high ridge construction, and it is in excellent condition throughout, showing little wear. The grip fits the crossguards excellently. The SA runes button is the copper type, and it also has quite a bit of patination over the surfaces. There are some breaks in the enamel to the left of the SA insignia, as well as to the center portion of the "S" letter. The grip eagle is the high-necked, nickel version, and it shows quite a bit of wear over the bird's head, breast feathering, and talons, as well as the wreath area. The open wings and swastika still have good detail.

The scabbard shell is straight on the obverse, and has a minor ding to the reverse near the lower edge. The anodizing is the darker, purple type, and it has gone dark from age. There is also some age that appears in the surfaces. The scabbard mounts exactly match the nicotine patination of the hilt. The upper mount is in perfect condition, while the lower mount has a hit to the ball, and there is also an opening to the seam at the center, lower mount of the ball, and running up to the left edge. The original screws are all in place, and are all unturned. The obverse blade of this example is still mostly bright, showing some age in the surfaces, and also some old pitting residue at the shoulders where they meet the crossguard.

The blade though, still grades at better than excellent. The SA motto is deep and crisp, having nearly 100% of the background darkening. The reverse blade has a dedication, which is etched in the handwriting of the giver. The dedication reads, "F¸r treue Mitarbeit Oberf¸hrer Simon" which, in English, translates to, "For loyal cooperation Oberf¸hrer Simon". I'd like to thank G¸nter Kaltenbˆck for his assistance in translating this inscription; at first, I could barely make it out! The reverse ricasso is stamped horizontally next to the center ridge, "Gebr. Heller". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours.

It is interesting to note that the area on the lower crossguard that seals with the scabbard throat still has its bright, nickel color. An interesting piece here, that is in collectible condition. SA blades with dedications from SA generals are normally a very desirable thing.

Excellent. $2,695.00

SADAGGERS #34709C Unissued, Mid-Period SA Dagger with Grip Issue Tag, RZM M7/27 - Puma

This mid-period SA Dagger is a very fine example, recently put on consignment by the family of the veteran that brought it home. The dagger has very nice, bright, nickel plated crossguards, which are all in choice condition , showing very little age, to include the tang nut. The upper crossguard still appears to be perfect, whereas the lower one has just a little bit of age on the quillon ends of both sides. However, they still have a "minty" look to them. The grip is a typical RZM example, having a high center ridge construction, and vertically running grain. It is a fine, brown color. The SA runes button is nicely placed, and has perfect enamel. The grip eagle appears to be a nickel plated type. It is the style with "beak which points upward slightly". This bird has complete, crisp details to its head, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, and swastika.

Around the top of the grip is the original paper issue tag. There is a piece of brown tape on this tag, which holds it together. I do not know whether this was done at the time the dagger was packaged, or at a later time, but this piece of tape has been on the grip paper a long time. This paper has the RZM lines on the reverse, and it is rubber stamped "M 7/27 1940". On the opposite side, there is a run number, which is "23512", and then it looks like a "3", but it could also be a "5", as the tape covers the top of the number. At any rate, a fine, original, issue tag.

The scabbard shell is straight as an arrow, and has very choice, chocolate-brown paint. This paint has one tiny scratch at the upper right edge, but other than that, is 100%, and still retains its original luster. The scabbard mounts are the nickel plated steel base type, and they are in pristine condition, having their original luster. These mounts are retained by dome head side screws, which still also have their original plated surfaces. Taking the blade out of the scabbard is a most interesting experience.

The blade is still in mint condition, and has all of its crossgraining. There are some normal age signs here and there, but nothing that disrupts the mint finish of this blade. The thing that is interesting is the motto. This motto is crisp and deep, but instead of a black background on the letters, the background is a rust colored brown. I tried rubbing a little lighter fluid on the background just to see if it was something that was recently applied, but no, it does not seem to come out, and apparently was permanently put into the backgrounds. I don't remember seeing this before, but it does give the dagger quite an interesting look. On the reverse blade, the dagger has the normal color etched to the background, having an open RZM circle positioned over the Puma code, "M 7/27". The original blade shoulders are perfectly fitting the lower crossguard contour.

If anyone has an idea or explanation concerning this red, rust color background to the motto, please let me know as I would be most interested.

Unissued Mint. $2,395.00

SADAGGERS #31031C Unissued SA Dagger with Grip Tag, RZM M 7/13 - Schüttlehofer

This beautiful SA Dagger is in unissued condition and it is about as nice as you will ever see one. The crossguards and tang nut are of course the nickel-plated type and they retain their fine factory mirror finish throughout. There are no scratches or any usage signs on these guards. There is a tiny bit of lifting which has occurred on the rear lower guard just at the point where it meets the wood grip. Other than this though these crossguards are really special. The grip itself is also a fine example. It is a medium color fruitwood having a pleasing grain running lengthwise. The obverse grip is in totally perfect condition. The reverse grip is also with the exception there is a tiny surface sliver which has come loose where the grip meets the upper crossguard. It is nothing however. The eagle is the aluminum type and it is the style with beak which points slightly upward. This bird does not have much detail on its head and breast feathering but that is from the stamping not wear. The rest of the bird shows full wear to the feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika.

The original grip tag is still in place around the upper portion of the grip. The tag has black printing on an off-white paper. It has a run number, “3676” and that is as far as you can see as the other part of the tag wraps around at this point. On the tag’s reverse there is an RZM black circle and beneath is the rubber stamping, “M7/13”. This stamping agrees with the RZM marking on the blade tying this example nicely in as we like to see them.

The scabbard shell is absolutely sensational. It is a lighter chocolate color brown and the paint looks like it was sprayed yesterday. It is the type of paint that is put over the roughed metal surface with no primer. This paint is 100% and in full mint condition. The scabbard mounts are absolutely new like. These mounts are completely factory fresh as are the dome head screws which retain them. There has been no screwdrivers put into these grooves.

Attached to the upper hanging ring is a choice late short hanger and matching belt loop. The leather on both of these pieces is still in perfect condition. The short hanger leather is marked, “RZM L2/60/41”. The buckle is still nice and crisp with its original nickel plating and the snap clip is the style that has the white style plaitng. This too though is in pristine condition being “OLC” marked as well as “RZM M5/71”. The D-ring of the belt loop is also pristine with mint plating. A very nice complete hanging assembly here.

As we would expect the blade of this example is totally pristine mint. It is nice and bright and has 100% of the original crossgraining. The SA motto etch is crisp and has all of the factory blackening. The reverse ricasso has the double line open RZM circle over the code “M7/13”. This code represents the Arthur Schüttlehofer firm also known as Asso. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the crossguard contour. A real stunner here and if you are looking for a mint unissued piece I can’t imagine that there would be a better one than this example.

Mint. $2,495.00