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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 #51178C Early SA Dagger with Custom Engraved Cross Guards - Carl Heidelberg

This SA dagger is a real looker. We see many examples of engraved cross guards, most of which were done post-war. This example is absolutely original, and is the only one I have seen with this style expert engraving to the nickel cross guards. The design is extremely captivating and unique. The artist has chiseled the surfaces in relief to present a series of oak leaves running horizontally outward from the center. All oak leaves overlap each other in a very appealing manner. On each side, the center areas of both guards include one upward and one downward acorn which butt each other, with the oak leaves running outward from the center acorns. Additionally, each and every oak leaf has had beautiful accenting to the vein of the leaves giving spectacular relief to the unique design. Just an incredible look here that would make even the most seasoned collector smile. I can't overstate the first glance feeling one receives seeing this dagger. There is also a little green verdigris at the points where the guards meet the grip. The grip is a standard example having very smooth surfaces and nicely meeting the guards throughout. The grip shows almost no usage having a very pleasant subtle grain below the surfaces of the wood. The SA button is perfectly placed and retains its full enamel, The nickel grip eagle is the style with beak that points upward slightly. It retains all of the details to the eagle's head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika. One of the best original hilts you will see here - beautiful!

The scabbard is straight throughout having all of its anodized finish with about 95% of the original protective lacquer still in place. A fine scabbard shell here. The nickel scabbard mounts both remain in choice condition to include the lower ball. The original screws are all in p[lace. Attached to the carrying ring, is a good early hanger complete with the small retaining loop. The leather remains sound showing a little mild scuffing, but nothing serious. The nickel hanger mounts are with a conventional shape snap clip which is unmarked.

The blade is also a fine example remaining bright throughout with excellent SA motto. I don't see any grain, but some maker's did not leave the grain in their blades when they were polished. This blade easily grades at near mint. The reverse ricasso is marked with the double ovals logo which contains the firm's name and location, "Carl Heidelberg / Solingen". In the center are the two beer bottles with the firm's initials below, "C.H". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower cross guard contour.

A real showpiece here, an absolute highlight to any early SA collection.

Mint Minus. $4,295.00

SADAGGERS #50943 Early SA Dagger - Josef Münch, Brotterode

This early SA has a fine hilt. The cross guards have a pleasing patina throughout, having good smooth surfaces, deep accent grooves and crisp edges. The tang nut also remains in nice condition. The reverse lower cross guard is Gruppe marked, "BO". The grip is an extremely fine hardwood appearing to be walnut. It has perfect raised contour lines which are still crisp. The grain is also quite attractive running vertically, but curving a bit circular in the center section. The grip nicely fits the guards. The SA runes button has full enamel. The nice grip eagle is the "high-necked" variety having excellent detail throughout. A quality hilt here.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The obverse anodizing shows a little wear mostly at the obverse lower area. The reverse still has full anodized coverage. The nickel scabbard mounts are in excellent condition, complete with the four screws. The lower ball remains in perfect condition.

The blade is in choice condition being bright and having all of the cross grain. It is easily in near full mint condition. The motto is deeply etched and has 100% of the frosting in the letter backgrounds. The logo is a double oval type. It is interesting as the firm's name and location are inside the ovals, but the letters are read pointing towards the tip of the blade, rather than to the hilt - this is something we do not normally see. The name and location are, "Josef Münch / Brotterode". This maker is rated at a "7" on the McSaar scale. This maker is not seen much, so I think the rating could be a little light for this dagger. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower cross guard contours.

A nice, high-quality dagger here.

Excellent Plus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #50954 Early SA Dagger - Anton Wingen, Jr.

This early SA has not been cleaned and has a rich dull even patina throughout the nickel parts. The cross guards have good smooth surfaces, crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The tang nut does not appear to have been out for many decades. The lower reverse cross guard is Gruppe marked, "Wm". The perfect-conditioned grip is a fine even-colored brown wood, nicely fitting the cross guards. The SA runes button has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with beak which points upward slightly. The bird has fine details to his head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika.

The scabbard shell is a fine example being straight throughout. The anodizing still has a coppery color to it, and appears to all be there. It also appears that 99% of the original protective lacquer coating is also still there. The nickel scabbard mounts are in good condition, although the lower ball has a slight hit bending the ball at little bit towards the rear. The original nickel screws are in place.

The obverse blade is just about mint throughout, still having fine cross grain. The SA motto is deeply etched and has all of the frosting in the letter backgrounds. The reverse blade is also mint except for a few tiny age stains they are clustered slightly around the logo area. This blade backside still is very nice, however. The logo depicts the little knight with the firm's name over it and the location under it, "Anton Wingen, Jr. / Solingen". A good piece here.

Excellent Plus. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #51177C Early SA Dagger - Ed Wüsthof

This SA is in fine overall condition. The nickel cross guards are in fine condition appearing to have been cleaned not too long ago. They have smooth surfaces, crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The reverse lower cross guard does not have a Gruppe marking, but we see this sometimes. Usually this occurred when SA daggers were given to SA friends or political associates and did not go through the normal distribution process. The grip is quite beautiful having a very pleasing, quality look. It remains in perfect condition and fits the guards like a glove. The SA runes button has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with beak which points upward slightly. It has full details throughout its head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika. A fine hilt here.

The scabbard is also a very nice example. It is probably of Pack manufacture, as it is equipped with the shorter upper fitting unique to this company's work. The shell is straight throughout and has good anodizing covering at 100% throughout both sides. The nickel scabbard mounts are also in nice condition. The lower ball has a minor ding to the forward and reverse portion, but it is nothing. The four nickel screws are all in place.

The blade is bright throughout. I don't see a cross grain, but the blade does not look polished either. It is in near mint condition. The motto is perfectly etched having the frosting in the letter backgrounds. The reverse ricasso is etched with the double ovals which contain the company's name and location, "Ed Wüsthof / Solingen". In the center is the famous trident logo.

A good dagger here.

Mint Minus. $1,395.00

SADAGGERS #51126C Early SA with Scabbard Dedication - Paul Ebel (two fish)

This dagger is quite interesting having a maker not seen often. In fact, this maker, Paul Ebel, is rated at a "10" on the McSaar rarity scale. The nickel cross guards are quite beautiful being in perfect condition and having the look of never being dirty in the past. They have smooth surfaces, crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked, "Om". The grip is furniture-like with its attractiveness. It has a stunning subtle grain that runs vertically on both sides. The grip remains in perfect condition and fits the guards like a rubber glove. The runes button has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the style with beak which points upward slightly. A choice hilt here.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The finish is also quite nice being actually painted, and not anodized. The finish, however, is absolutely original to the period and not redone. It is a rich dark brown color having a few minor chips here and there and also some minor attic crazing. It is very good-looking. The nickel scabbard mounts are good, however, there is a push-in at the lower ball, but there is no splitting of the metal. The upper obverse scabbard fitting is perfectly engraved in two lines, "Sturm 4/411 / 21.12.37". It would be a guess that this dagger was awarded to the recipient by this SA Sturm on Dec. 21, 1937.

Unfortunately, the blade on this rare maker-marked dagger has seen some abuse by a past owner. The blade has been polished by what looks to have been a wire-style revolving brush, and as a result, there are scars in the metal throughout both sides of the blade. The backgrounds of the SA motto have also been removed in the process. A shame. The reverse ricasso still clearly shows the maker markings. It portrays two fish which are lined tail-to-tail and at the aligning point point there is a little crown depicted. The maker and location appear below the fish, "Paul Ebel / Solingen". Despite the blade flaws, a very rare dagger here and a good one if you are collecting rare logos.

Excellent. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #50962 Early SA Dagger - J.P. Sauer, Suhl

The nickel cross guards of this dagger are in fine shape throughout, having the typical distinct "Suhl" shape to them. The reverse lower cross guard is Gruppe marked, "BO". The grip is the usual walnut wood we see on Suhl-produced daggers, the obverse being in perfect condition. The reverse grip has a couple of minor "tap-taps" in the center area where a past unappreciative owner may have mistaken the dagger for a hammer. The grip fits the guards like a rubber glove. The SA runes button remains in perfect condition. The nickel grip eagle is the style where the beak points upward slightly. All details are present to this eagle. A quality hilt here.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The anodized finish has pretty much worn off all of the surfaces of the scabbard shell on both sides. However, the nickel scabbard mounts are in fine condition, to include the lower ball. The original screws are all in place and are unturned.

The blade remains bright throughout showing little age, however, there is no visible grain. It easily rates at near mint, however. The SA motto is deeply etched and has excellent frosted backgrounds in the letters. The reverse ricasso is etched with double ovals which enclose the firm's name and location, "J. P. Sauer / Suhl". Inside the ovals is the standing knight logo with spear-like weapon at his side. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower cross guard contour.

A decent Suhl dagger here showing some usage, but all there and reflects the quality of the J.P. Sauer firm.

Excellent. $1,095.00

SADAGGERS #50946 Early SA Dagger by Hugo Linder Deltawerk

This early SA is equipped with nickel cross guards and tang nut. The tang nut remains in fine condition. The guards have excellent smooth surfaces with crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked, "Wm". The grip is a fine perfect-conditioned example that beautifully fits the cross guards. The SA runes button has fine enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the "high-necked" variety. Good hilt here.

The scabbard shell is straight, although it appears to have been painted brown, most likely by the veteran or another collector. The paint is still 100%, however, it has a lot of orange peel in the surfaces, typical of a spray can. If the paint were compounded, most likely the orange peel would disappear, leaving a fine surface. The nickel scabbard mounts are in perfect condition to include the lower ball. All four original screws are in place.

The blade is bright, but does appear that it has been cleaned in the past. Some of the frosting remains in the etch letter backgrounds, however, the cleaning did remove some of it.The reverse ricasso is marked with the Hugo Linder Deltawerk name in an arch shape being above a triangle. The triangle has a three-leaf style plant in the center. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower cross guard.

Excellent. $895.00

SADAGGERS #50969 Early SA Dagger by Gebr. Heller

The nickel cross guards and tang nut are in excellent condition with smooth surfaces, crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is Gruppe marked, "Th". The grip remains in perfect condition and fits the guards like a glove. The brown wood is very pleasing to the eye. The SA runes button has a little tapping to the enamel, but no chips per se. The nickel eagle is the style with the beak pointing upward slightly. It has full details throughout the bird.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It has outstanding anodizing being all there, and also having much of the original lacquer protective coating. The nickel scabbard mounts are in excellent shape. The lower ball has a very minor ding to the reverse portion, but it is hardly noticeable. The four original nickel screws are in place.

The blade is a beauty being in mint condition and having all of the cross grain. The deep motto has dark lettering in the background. The reverse blade side also sports all of the factory grain. The maker name is stamped horizontally below the center ridge, "Gebr. Heller". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower cross guard.

A nice dagger here.

Mint Minus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #50953 Late SA Dagger by Paul Weyersberg

This late dagger has good nickel-plated cross guards, however, there is a little age freckling in the surfaces of both guards. The tang nut shows some minor plating wear to the top area. The grip nicely fits the cross guards. It is an RZM type wood having a pleasing vertically running grain. The SA runes button has perfect enamel. The aluminum grip eagle is the "high-necked" variety, showing only minor wear to the surfaces of the head, chest and talons.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has fine original brown paint which is 100%. There is a little minor attic crazing spread in the surfaces. The nickel-plated scabbard mounts have perfect plating and are bright. The lower ball is perfect. The mounts are retained by the original dome head screws.

The blade is in mint condition with all graning. The motto is quite dark, having 100% of the frosting in the letter backgrounds. The reverse ricasso is matching-etched with a large shaded double RZM circle. Below is the code, "RZM M 7/12", being the code for the MAX Weyersberg firm. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower cross guard contour.

Excellent. $895.00

SADAGGERS #50950 Ground Röhm SA Dagger by Carl Eickhorn

The nickel cross guards and tang nut remain in good condition, having a dull patination. The tang nut does not appear to have been ever out. The reverse lower cross guard is Gruppe stamped, "Wm". The reverse grip remains in perfect condition, while there is a small chip in the obverse lower left area of the wood. The grip fits the guards like a glove. The SA runes button is the copper style, having good enamel. The grip eagle is the "high-necked" variety. The bird remains in perfect condition showing no wear to any of its features.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has fairly good anodizing still covering at 100%. The nickel scabbard mounts are in fine condition to include the lower ball. The original nickel screws are all in place.

The obverse blade is still bright and in near mint condition still having portions of its surface grain. The motto is deeply etched having all of the frosting in the letter backgrounds. The reverse blade reflects a total grind of the Röhm inscription. It has been repolished some, but many of the grind markings remain. The trademark still remains at 100%. It is the small double oval type. It features the firm's name and location inside the circles, "Carl Eickhorn / Solingen". Inside is a seated squirrel with serrated-style tail. The blade shoulders perfectly fit the cross guard lower contour.

Excellent. $895.00

SADAGGERS #50927C Transitional Double Proofed SA RZM M7/37 / Robert Klaas

This fine dagger has nickel plated crossguards and matching tang nut. The guards are still in bright condition and there is a little bit of flaking on both guards but it is quite nominal. The grip is a nice example having some subtle grain that runs up and down.

The grip remains in perfect condition and fits the guards like a glove. The SA runes button has perfect enamel. The nickel grip eagle is a high necked variety showing no wear whatsoever being in perfect condition.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has a nice somewhat reddish brown original color which remains perfect being at 100 percent and still nice and bright. The plated scabbard fittings are in perfect condition with newlike bright plating. The lower ball is perfect. The scabbard mounts are retained by the original domehead screws.

Attached to the scabbard is an extremely fine later short hanger and belt loop. These accouterments still remain in mint condition. The original leather is still newlike throughout with the small retaining loop. The hardware is still as bright as the day it was made with the snap clip being marked RZM M5-71 OLC. The belt loop is also newlike matching the leather of the hanger having a nickel plated D ring.

The blade is also a fine bright example remaining in mint condition. It still has its crossgrain and a good motto with frosted background. The reverse ricasso is marked with the kissing cranes having the firm's name and location above and below the birds "Robert Klaas Solingen". Below this the RZM code M7/37. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A fine double proof example here.

Mint Minus. $1,395.00

SADAGGERS #50601 Uncleaned / Untouched SA Ground Rohm By Aesculap

This dagger on the outside has been exposed to all of the elements these past 80 years. It has never been cleaned and for those of you out there that like daggers that really look like they came out of the woodwork this is a choice example for you.

The crossguards and tang nut are all a very dark dark color with all of the patination and dirt. Looking through the dirt a little bit though it is easy to see that the mounts are still in nice condition throughout. The tang nut is also in good condition showing no signs of ever being loosened. The lower reverse crossguard is gruppe marked Wm.

The Aesculap grip still has the majority of the original lacquer on it although it shows wear on the high areas and does not have the great appeal that these Aesculap mint pieces have but still it is what it is. The grip is still in good condition however and fits the crossguards like a glove. SA runes button is one o f those copper based varieties and looks as though it still has good enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the high necked variety with matching grunge throughout.

The scabbard shell is completely straight. There is lots of age evenly spread on both sides of the anodized surface but it all blends in well with mounts. The nickel scabbard mounts have the same age and muck as the hilt mounts but again they are in nice condition. The lower ball has a small tap to the bottom but it is not bad. The accompanying early short hanger still has decent leather but the nickel mounts all have matching patination. The snap clip is the style with the rivet that holds the spring however the obverse portion of the clip is missing.

The viewer is in for a complete surprise when the blade is removed from the scabbard as believe it or not the blade remains in mint condition being nice and bright with its crossgrain. The motto is a very well etched dark example and then turning the dagger over it is really neat to see that the original Rohm inscription was very succinctly ground off just in the spots where the letters were. There is still much of the original letters and umlaut that still show in the inscription. The manner of the grinding positioned against the mint condition of the rest of the reverse blade is quite a view. I like things like this and I'm sure there are other collectors that do also. The reverse ricasso is marked with the smaller logo used by this firm on their Rohm pieces. It consists of two double circles with the firms name Aesculap Tutligen and having the doctor's Caduceus (actually the Rod of Asclepius, not a Caduceus) sign in the middle. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard.

This is not a dagger for everyone but for the right person I am sure that it will have much appeal. I like it a lot

Excellent Minus. $1,995.00

SADAGGERS #51015 Ground Rohm SA Dagger by Carl Eickhorn

This Eickhorn dagger has a choice nickel tang nut and crossguards, with nice toning. The reverse of the lower guard is Gruppe marked "Fr".

The fine Eickhorn grip is in very nice condition, with only modest wear on the high quality wood. The SA runes button and nickel grip eagle both remain in perfect condition throughout.

Accompanying this fine dagger is a very choice scabbard. The scabbard has good nickel mounts throughout with a good lower ball. The original screws are in place and unturned. The anodizing is really terrific, with a coppery sheen; it is rare to see anodizing this nice.

The blade is outstanding, with a mint obverse and an excellent frosted etch. The reverse shows evidence grinding although it looks to have been professionally done and there was an effort to refinish it. The trademark is the smaller Eickhorn Serrated Tail Squirrel used on Rohm pieces.

The blade nicely fits the guards; not perfectly, but nicely.

A very nice ground Rohm dagger here.

Excellent Plus. $1,295.00

SADAGGERS #50928C Early SA By Herm. Konejung (Spectacles Logo)

This early SA has outstanding nickel crossguards. The guards are nice and smooth throughout with precise accent grooves. The reverse lower guard is gruppe marked He. The tang nut has a little bit of abrasion around the edges where maybe someone took it out incorrectly with a pair of pliers but it is not too bad.

The grip is a really attractive example having been factory varnished. The varnish really picks up the beautiful grain in the grip and gives it quite a luxurious look. There are a couple of taps in the grip on the obverse and reverse and a small crack on the obverse but it is only on the surface. Teh Sa runes button is in good condition with fine enamel. The nickel grip eagle is the high necked variety showing only a little bit of modest wear around the breast feathering talons and a little bit of the wreath. A very handsome hilt here.

The scabbard shell is also a nice one. It has excellent anodizing which still appears to all be there with a little bit of age evenly spread in both surfaces but not bad. The nickel scabbard mounts are in excellent condition to include the lower ball. The four original screws are in place and are unturned.

The blade is a very fine example still being nice and bright. I don't see a lot of grain on it but it still looks in outstanding condition with a good deep etch and nice frosted backgrounds. The reverse blade is also nice and bright. The reverse ricasso is marked with double ovals which contain the firm's name and location Herm. Konejung A. G. Solingen and the familiar logo of a pair of spectacles. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard.

A very nice looking dagger here.

Excellent Plus. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #50995C Transitional Double Proofed SA RZM M7/66 1938 Carl Eickhorn

This transitional piece has the nickel plated crossguards. The guards show only modest lifting here and there and basically still have fairly good plating. The tang nut is still prefect and does not appear to have been turned.

The grip is a perfect example fitting the crossguards like a glove. The grip has a nice pleasing wood grain running vertically. The Sa runes button has perfect enamel. The nickel grip is the style with the beak which points upward slightly. Full details remain to this bird.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout and has good original brown paint. The paint has a little bit of attic crazing on both the obverse and the reverse but it still remains at nearly 100%. The scabbard mounts are the nickel plate type and they show just the slightest bit of age in the plating but it is minor. The ball is in fine condition. The origins dome head screws are all in place.

The blade is a a very fine example still being in mint condition with all of its grain. It has a deeply etched motto with full frosted background. The reverse blade is also choice having the open small RZm circle over the code M7/66 and the production date of 1938. Below this is the 1935 through 41 Eickhorn logo. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard.

Excellent Plus. $995.00

SADAGGERS #50750 Early SA Dagger by Curt Hoppe

This early SA dagger has some unusual aspects about it, as well as some condition issues. The maker, however, is only very rare seen.

The guards and tang are untouched and have a nice patina. The grip perfectly fits these guards and is a nice brown wood example, showing hand wear here and there. The SA runes button and nickel grip eagle are very fine. The reverse of the lower guard is gruppe marked "He".

The scabbard is interesting. The anodized finish is just about perfect and has lots of the original lacquer still intact. The interesting thing about it is a black leather sleeve that has been installed up around the throat. I don't know what it was meant to accomplish but it looks original to me. The lower fitting is in nice condition, with good screws and a matching patina. Attached to the caring ring is what looks to be the original short hanger, which is missing the small retainer loop.

The blade is mostly bright, but the tip is a bit blunted and it is noticeably bent towards the end. This is a real shame, given how rare Curt Hoppe pieces are. The reverse has the interesting Hoppe trademark, consisting of a star stylized to look like a fencer, complete with a foil held above his head and sat atop what looks to be a sun. This mark is rated a 9 on the so-called "McSARR" scale but that is just dead wrong; it's easily a 10.

A neat dagger here that I directly purchased from a veteran family.

Good. $1,495.00

SADAGGERS #35260 Early SA Dagger with Blade Dedication and Leather Covered Scabbard by 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 bird"s 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. It reads, "In treuer Kameradschaft - Hermann Fehneberg". If you are an avid researcher I have no doubt you will be able to track down some information on this man.

As mentioned above the trademark is the small double ovals which contain the firm"s 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 #35898C Mid-Period SA Dagger with Partially Ground Blade Dedication by 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 #50608C Model 1933 Röhm Inscription SA Dagger by SMF

This is a very rare opportunity to offer a "Röhm" dagger issued by the SMF firm. We don't see many examples by this prestigious company, but they obviously did produce them, and we are pleased to offer this rarely seen example, still being in choice overall condition.

The nickel cross guards and tang nut are in fine condition, having excellent smooth surfaces, crisp edges and precise accent grooves. It is interesting to note that the lower cross guard is not Gruppe marked. We see this occasionally on Röhm daggers, and when we do, it is indicative of a Röhm piece that was sent specially to a political comrade or high official on orders from Röhm, skirting the normal distribution process. Although it is conjecture on my part, this may also account for the reason that the dedication was not removed, as most likely the original recipient may not have even been a member of the SA, and when the "removal" order went out, it just did not apply to him, or the dagger was in a drawer, and he just couldn't be bothered.

The grip is a real beauty virtually showing no usage signs. It is an attractive furniture-brown color having subtle vertical grain. The grip absolutely fits the cross guards like a rubber glove. The runes button is in perfect condition with fine enamel. The matching nickel grip eagle is the style with beak which points upward. It has all remaining detail to the bird's head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika. A fine grip here.

The scabbard easily retains all of its original anodized surfaces. There is about 50% of the original lacquer still remaining in flecks over the anodizing. This surface is typical of examples showing little to no actual wear. The nickel scabbard mounts are in good condition, the lower ball showing just a small flat-style tap to the very bottom. The original nickel screws are all in position and are unturned. Attached to the upper scabbard ring, is the original-to-the-piece short hanger. It has fine brown leather and is equipped with the small retainer loop. The hardware is the nickel type, having a "snout-nosed" snap clip that is unmarked, and is the type with the spring being held in place by a rivet. Nice scabbard here.

And now for the best part. The blade is in near full mint condition on the obverse and is in mint condition on the reverse. The obverse has all of the original grain, however, there is a small "rub" above the letters, "tsch" in the motto where apparently a small age flaw was removed by a previous owner. The motto, "Alles für Deutschland" remains crisp and deeply etched, having full frosted backgrounds in the letters. The mint-conditioned reverse blade has full grain throughout, and is factory bright. The Röhm inscription could not be better, "In herzlicher Kameradschaft Ernest Röhm". The etch background frosting exactly matches that of the obverse motto. The ricasso reflects the smaller-sized trademark used with Röhm examples. It reflects the seated king holding an upward pointing sword. The regent rests on the firm's letters, "SMF". Below, is the city name, "Solingen". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

An outstanding original full Röhm inscription dagger here by a very rarely seen producer.

Mint Minus. $11,995.00

SADAGGERS #49508 Early SA Dagger by Wilhelm Kober

This SA dagger has the fine hilt typical of Suhl produced pieces, with the slightly upturned lower guard characteristic of a Kober piece. The tang not does not look to have been removed, and the reverse of the lower guard is Gruppe marked "Th".

The grip is made of the fine hardwood favored by Sulh-based firms. It remains in very nice condition, with swirling wood grain. The SA runes button is a bit worn, but the "High Necked" grip eagle remains crisp.

The scabbard shell is straight and has decent anodizing, marred by some age spots on both sides. The upper nickel scabbard mount is in good shape but the lower hasn't fared as well, with a crushed ball. The original screws are all in place and unturned.

The blade is good, with a nice, dark SA motto. There is, however, evidence of some sharpening on the edges. It was a very meek attempt as there is little or no metal removed, but the scars remain nonetheless. Despite this the blade doesn't look too bad. The reverse ricasso is marked with the desirable Kober Centaur trademark and the blade shoulders are a perfect fit to the contours of the guards.

Some issues here, but a desirable Suhl piece regardless. It is priced accordingly.

Good. $895.00

SADAGGERS #49558 Early Dagger by E. P. & S.

This Pack SA dagger shows hand wear but isn't abused. The guards are the Pack type, with the distinctive slight curve. They remain in good condition, with the reverse of the lower guard Gruppe marked "Nrh". The tang nut does not look to have ever been off.

The grip is of dark brown wood and perfectly fits the guards. The SA runes button is free of wear but the same cannot be said of the nickel "High Necked" grip eagle, which has lost some of the detailing.

The scabbard shell remains straight. The anodized finish has some age stains and is starting to thin. The upper mount is the thin type often used by Pack, with the offset screws set lower than other producers. The lower mount has a hit to the left side of the ball and has split open. The original screws are all in place and unbuggered.

The blade has a nice dark SA motto. The reverse of the blade shows some age in the surfaces and the ricasso is marked with the familiar "Siegfried Waffen" trademark of the E. Pack firm. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard.

A decent E. P. & S. SA Dagger here.

Excellent. $995.00

SADAGGERS #49504 Early SA Dagger by E. P. & S.

This SA dagger comes to us in uncleaned condition, with a fine, dull patina throughout all of the hilt and scabbard mounts. The tang nut does not appear to have ever been off this dagger, and the reverse of the lower guard is marked "B". The SA runes button is in good shape, but the nickel "High Necked" grip eagle shows some wear.

The scabbard shell is a decent example, marred by a worn spot on the obverse. The anodized finish is just about 100 percent intact, albeit with some minor age marks. The lower ball has a hit to the left side and is slightly split open.

The blade is a fine example and other than "scuff" at the end (not quite a nick) looks quite good. The SA motto remains nice and dark. The reverse ricasso is etched with an E. P. & S. trademark not seen too often. Pack trademarks are famous for being somewhat wonky, with light etching and little consistency. This one, however, is the nicest Siegfried I have seen in many years.

A very desirable early Pack SA dagger here.

Excellent. $1,195.00

SADAGGERS #49211 Early Dagger by F. Dick

This SA dagger has nickel mounts which remain in fine condition throughout. The reverse of the lower guard is Gruppe marked "S".

The hardwood grip remains in perfect condition, with some faint woodgrain and a perfect fit to the guards. The SA runes button has good enamel, and the nickel grip eagle is the style with the slightly upturned beak. This bird remains unmarred.

The scabbard has a few dings on the reverse, and the anodized finish is dark and spotty with age. The lower scabbard mount is damaged, with some dings and actually bent over towards the back.

The blade remains bright and the motto has most of the original darkening. There is some sharpening on both edges. The reverse is marked with the horizontal variant Arrow trademark of the F. Dick firm. The blade shoulders nicely meet the lower guard.

Not a bad dagger here, despite the issues.

Good. $895.00

SADAGGER #48778C Early SA Dagger by Pfeilringwerk

This early SA dagger has solid nickel crossguards and a tang nut that does not appear to have been taken down. The reverse of the lower guard is gruppe marked "No".

The grip has a nice, subtle wood grain in the dark wood. The center ridge remains crisp and overall there isn't any wear to be seen. The SA runes button is the coppery colored type, with complete enamel. The grip eagle is the so-called "point behind the head type" and does show some wear.

The scabbard remains straight although it does have a ding on the lower right edge. The anodized finish is close to 100 percent intact, with much of the original lacquer. The scabbard mounts are matching nickel and are all in fine condition. All of the original screws are in place.

The original hanger is present, with good leather and an intact retainer strap. The hardware is nickel, including an unmarked "snout-nosed" snap clip.

The blade is still bright throughout but shows age at the lower portions of both sides. The SA motto is crisp and dark. The reverse is marked with the eye-catching Pfeilringwerk trademark, consisting of five overlapping arrows set in a circle; this is one of my personal favorites.

A very nice SA dagger here, from an extremely hard to find maker.

Mint Minus. $1,495.00

SADAGGERS #47592 Early SA by Carl Tillmann

This early dagger is in pretty nice condition throughout. The nickel crossguards still have the dull patina and they are both in excellent condition with good smooth surfaces crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The tang nut does not appear to have been removed. The grip is a fine example having just a little bit of burl visible in the grain particularly on the obverse side. The grip is very nicely formed however and fits the crossguards well. The grip is in perfect condition. The SA runes button is a fine example with enamel present. The nickel grip eagle is the style with beak that points upward slightly. There is minor wear to the bird’s head breast feathering and talons but the wing feathering wreath and swastika are still crisp. The reverse lower crossguard is gruppe marked “P”.

The scabbard shell is nice and straight. It has good dark anodizing which has some evenly spread age across obverse and reverse surfaces but all of the finish still appears to be there. The nickel scabbard mounts are in good condition to include the lower ball. The four screws are in place.

The blade shows a little bit of usage but still has the majority of the crossgrain and grades in a near mint state. The SA motto is the style with frosted backgrounds and the frosting still appears to be there at about 80 to 90 percent. The reverse ricasso is marked with the maker name in an arch Carl Tillmans Sohne Solingen. Inside of the arched logo there is a lynx animal which is running horizontally across the ricasso. At first glance the animal looks like a fox but I am told it is not. There is also a etching below the animal “Lux”. I understand that this is an old German for the animal’s name lynx. I looked this maker up and it is a fairly rare one being an 8 (but actually much higher) on the McSARR scale. It is also a desirable trademark because it has that good look we all like with these early daggers. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard.

Not the best off condition here, but if you’re collecting makers you will absolutely want a Tillmann.

Excellent. $1,695.00

SADAGGERS #46982C Early SA with Silver Dedication Grip Plaque by Anton Wingen

This early SA is a most curious dagger because of the dedication plaque which we will get to further down in the description.

The dagger is equipped with good nickel crossguards and tang nut and it does not appear the tang nut has been removed. The guards are in nice condition crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The lower reverse guard is gruppe marked “No”.

The grip is also quite nice being a furniture like brown color and having some attractive burl grain in the obverse as well as the reverse. The grip remains in nice condition throughout. The SA runes button has good enamel and the nickel eagle is the styler with beak which points upward slightly. There is only minor wear to this bird with the head details and breast feathering still being all visible and good details to the wings talon wreath and swastika.

The reverse of the grip has a triangular 800 marked silver plate on the reverse of it.Because it is triangular shaped and the center point of the triangle is installed pointing upward on the frip the engraving was done upside down so that it would be visible on the small space of the plaque. There is a five line very precise engraving done being In Kameradschaftlicher / erinnerung / a. d. 31 7. 1932 / G. Walker / Stb F. This inscription translates “In comradeship in remembrance of the day 7 31 1932 G Walker Sturmbannführer”. One of our collector friends saw this piece on one of my unboxings and found out that the significance of this date was that it was one of Hilter’s major elections which was a big assistance in ushering him into power the following year. The plaque is extremely well done with very professionally done engraving and is retained with three nails. The plaque is also marked “800” indicating that it is silver.

The scabbard is an anodized version and is dent free. The anodizing shows some wear and there are a few age spots on both sides. The scabbard mounts are in good condition to include the lower ball. The two screws at the top are original and there were no screws in the bottom mount so we took the liberty to install these.

I wish the balde were a little better but unfortunately it has spotting caused by being wet some time in the past. The spotting takes over around the center point. The motto has about 70 percent of the darkening in the background. The reverse ricasso is marked with the small knight logo and above it is the firm’s name Anton Wingen Jr and below is “Solingen”. The blade shoulders nicely match the lower crossguard contour.

I wish the bad were in better condition but I think the significance of the presentation plaque goes a long way to make this dagger quite desirable. I also think that more research could be done concerning the date and Herr Walker. A very interesting piece.

Excellent. $1,895.00

SADAGGERS #34064C SA/NSKK Officer's Dagger Conversion, RZM 7/13

This most unusual dagger represents a period conversion that looks to have once been an SA dagger and perhaps the original owner joined the NSKK as an officer. Since the wearer may have been unable to order an officer's dagger because of the demands of the war it appears as though he chose to convert his existing SA to an NSKK with a chained suspension. The dagger has the standard nickel-plated crossguards with steel tang nut. The crossguards show a little bit of mild freckling in the surfaces but the plating is still all there and mostly bright.

The grip appears to have been an SA example as despite the fact that it has been painted black there is still quite a bit of brown original color which shows where the paint has worn or flaked off. There is also a chip in the surface of the right hand obverse and the right hand reverse section of the grip. The SA runes button is in place with perfect enamel surfaces. The grip eagle is an aluminum type. The eagle appears to be the type with "beak which points upwards slightly". There is some wear to the head and breast feathering area or it may be a rub from something along the way. The same is true of the swastika within the wreath. The top portion of the swastika is also rubbed. The rest of the bird still appears OK to include the open wings and the wreath.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell also shows traces of being brown underneath and having a rather crude black painted surface. The paint job appears to have been done with a brush and no doubt was accomplished by the same individual who painted the grip. There are traces of black paint still on the edges of the scabbard mount so apparently the painter did not bother to remove these mounts prior to the new finish. In addition to the paint job there has also been a center ramp added to the scabbard. This ramp appears to have been made locally as it is not anywhere near what a "standard" example would be. It is only about º-inch wide with high center and rounded edges. It is retained by a steel dome head screw which is slightly larger than the normal scabbard screws. There is an eyelet on the right end with a carrying ring being smaller in dimension than the norm. The scabbard mounts are the standard nickel-plated type and they still retain their original brightness. The four dome head screws are all in place and they are unbuggered.

The blade is a typical RZM type having a high center ridge and lightly etched motto. The motto has most of its original factory darkening gone to time. The blade shows some of the original crossgraining but most of it is gone and the surfaces are beginning to turn gray. This blade only grades at excellent. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with a double open RZM circle positioned over the Schüttlehöfer code "M 7/13". The blade shoulders perfectly meet the crossguard contour.

An interesting dagger here for those that are prone to collecting oddities. An absolute period conversion here that probably had some sort of a chain hanger. The hanger of course is now missing.

Excellent $750.00