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The SS (Schutzstaffel) was originally formed in 1925, ostensibly to act as a small, loyal bodyguard unit to protect the Führer, Adolf Hitler. Under the direction of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, the SS grew to be the most ruthless and feared organization of the 20th century. They were the vanguard of Nazism and eventually controlled nearly every function of German life and much of Occupied Europe. The SS dagger was introduced in 1933. Early on, members of the SS were awarded their daggers during a ceremony at the Feldherrnhalle Memorial in Munich. The annual ritual, charged with mysticism and meant to evoke the traditions of medieval Teutonic knights, was held on 9 November, the date of the unsuccessful Munich Putsch of 1923. Both officers and enlisted men wore the identical dagger until 1936. After this time, only enlisted men wore the M1933 dagger.

The SS Dagger was equipped with nickel crossguards with an ebony wood grip. The black grip contained a National eagle with swastika insignia recessed in the center area and an SS rune button inset at the top. On early examples the scabbard shell surface was factory blackened using a metal bluing process. The scabbard had nickel mounts. The SS blade was a polished type containing the SS motto, Meine Ehre Heisst Treue (My Honor is Loyalty). Early examples bore one of three district stampings on the lower reverse crossguard of I, II, or III. Early examples were mostly hand-fit. Production of later examples was more standardized, using cheaper, nickel-plated fittings with black painted scabbard shells.



SSDAG #44547 Partial Röhm Enlisted Man's SS Dagger - Böker

This fine, early SS dagger good nickel crossguards, of the alternate type used by Böker about 25 or 35% of the time. The reverse of the lower guard is District marked "I". The tang nut remains in very good shape, looking to have ben off perhaps only once or twice.

The ebony grip remains in perfect condition. This grip is the "rounder" type and fits the guards like a glove. The SS runes are turned slightly clockwise and retain good enamel and silvering. The grip eagle is the type with a beak that points slightly upward. Apparently the original owner like to grip his dagger while walking as the detailing to the bird is slightly rubbed off in places. I think this kind of normal hand wear is interesting to study as it speaks to the life of the piece.

The scabbard is straight throughout, with very fine black paint which looks original. This scabbard could have been anodized when first issued, but we often see Böker daggers with period repainting. In any case the paint is extremely nice and shows only a few very minor nicks here and there. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in good condition, including the lower ball. The original screws are all in place and unbuggered.

Attached to the carrying ring is a fine early black leather short hanger. The leather remains in good condition but the small retainer loop has been lost to time. The hardware is the early nickel type, with a "snout nosed" snap clip that has a riveted spring.

The blade of this dagger shows minor age and staining, as well as some pimpling to the motto etch. We see this type of pimpling quite frequently on Böker daggers, caused by the etching acid reacting to impurities in the metal of the blade. This was fairly common with Böker pieces and I show this trait in my SS book. The reverse of the blade is in slightly better shape. The original Röhm etch is still there, with just the signature of the "traitor" having been polished out. This job was done fairly well but collectors in the now will have no trouble detecting it. The Böker trademark is the smaller type used on Röhm inscription dagger for space reasons. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard.

A good original SS Partial Röhm Dagger here. We see a lot of ground Röhm pieces but these partials are much more rare.

Excellent. $5,250.00

SSDAG #44586C Mid-period Model 1936 Chained SS Dagger

This is a beautifully preserved dagger and very desirable. The nickel-plated cross guards are in choice condition retaining their original sheen. The plating is 100%, showing only the tiniest bit age only at the point where the reverse cross guards meet the grip at the rear side. The plated tang nut is also perfect and does not appear to have been taken out. The ebony grip is absolutely perfect having fine crisp ridges and virtually showing no wear - a beauty here!. The SS runes button is set straight up and down, with fine silvering to the runes and the accompanying surrounding two circles. The enamel in the runes button is perfect. The nickel grip eagle is the style with beak which points upward slightly. It is completely crisp with all details to the bird's head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika. The grip fits the guards like a rubber glove. A fantastic hilt here.

The scabbard shell is straight as an arrow. It has its fine gray anodized finish which remains at 100% - really nice shell here. The nickel-plated scabbard mounts are still new-like, to include the perfect lower ball. The original dome head screws are all in place and are un-turned. The center scabbard ramp is the later type having the more curved rolled edges. The center areas of both sides of the ramp have three raised intertwined swastikas. The backgrounds are pebbled. As we see on many mid-period Chained daggers, the center ramp is retained by two matching dome head screws, one on each side. Attached to the upper and center mount is a very fine solid nickel Type II chain. The links all have fine background pebbling, enhancing the looks of the alternating skulls and runes. There is no wear to the skulls, each having that very fearsome toothy grin we all enjoy studying on these daggers. The connector links are original and all in place. The snap clip is a plated example with its clover leaf mount on the obverse. It is the solid type consistent with Type II chain assemblies. The snap clip works well with its original spring. The reverse of the first upper chain link is deeply stamped with the SS-Kulturzeichen mark. A great scabbard here.

The unmarked blade remains nice and bright throughout. Other than a few of the most minor of age stains along the upper blade obverse section, this blade is mint. The SS motto is crisp, still having its frosted backgrounds in the letters.The reverse blade is bright, perfectly matching the obverse condition. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the contours of the lower cross guard.

An extremely fine-condition mid-period piece here of investment quality. I know many of you think you are only looking for an early example, but the condition of this example is worth thinking again. We just do not see many Chained daggers in this fine of a condition. A choice dagger here that you can enjoy on your wall for a lifetime.

Near Mint. $7,495.00

SSDAG #44545C Model 1933 SS Dagger with Exclamation Point Motto - RZM M7/29 (Klittermann & Moof)

This dagger is in nice condition overall, with nickel mounts throughout.

The crossguards and tang nut remain in excellent condition, the latter looking to have been off the dagger perhaps once or twice.

The grip is a fine example, with no chips or evidence of repairs. The SS runes button has perfect vertical alignment and good silvering. The enamel surface of the button shows wear but does not appear to have any missing material. The nickel "High Neck" grip eagle is in excellent shape, showing no wear.

The scabbard remains straight throughout and has excellent original black paint. This paint shows some crazing on both sides but overall it remains nearly 100% intact. The scabbard mounts are of matching nickel and all of the original screws are in place.

Attached to the scabbard is a vertical hanger. Unfortunately this accoutrement looks to be a copy with what looks to be original hardware attached to it. It looks good for what it is, but the next owner might want to replace it with a genuine example. There is no extra charge built into the price of this dagger for this addition.

The blade is a nice example. It remains bright and shows only minor age here and there. The SS motto features an exclamation point. It remains quite crisp, with about 90% of the original darkening. The reverse ricasso is marked with a RZM circle positioned over the Klittermann & Moog code, "M 7/29". The blade shoulders perfectly mee the lower crossguard contour.

A very hard to find SS piece here, and a must for those dedicated collector.

Excellent Plus. $5,995.00

SSDAG #44572 Mid Period Model 1933 SS EM - RZM 120/38 SS

This 1938 mid period piece is in nice overall condition. The crossguards are the nickel plated type and have the look of Böker production. The guards have all of the nickel plated surfaces and show only the most nominal of age not having been cleaned. The tang nut is also in good condition looking to have been out once or twice.

The ebony grip is a fine example which would be in perfect condition were it not for a tiny sliver at the edge of the obverse lower left and also a small sliver at the edge of the reverse lower left. These are very minor flaws and are just caused by the crossguard against the grip after the drying process of years. Otherwise the grip is in perfect condition. It perfectly fits the crossguards. The runes button is a fine example positioned straight up and down. It has 100% enamel and the silver runes are circled by two silver circles. The nickel grip eagle is the style with beak that points upward slightly. It is in perfect condition having all details to the bird's had breast and wing feathering talons wreath and swastika. A nice hilt here.

The scabbard shell is the best you will see. This shell is completely straight on the obverse having just the slightest little BB type ding on the reverse lower but it is nothing. The original paint here still rates at 100% and is bright and shiny throughout. The scabbard is equipped with nickel plated mounts which are the steel base and still remain factory bright. The lower ball is in perfect condition. The mounts are retained by the four original dome head screws still having their plating. Attached to the upper carrying ring is a like period short hanging strap. The leather is still fairly good throughout the strap and it is complete with its small retainer loop. The strap has nickel plated hardware and the snap clip is marked "RZM M5/71 OLC".

The blade is nice and bright throughout with 100% of the crossgrain. Other than a couple of really slight smudges this blade is in full mint condition. The motto is nicely etched with 100% of the frosted backgrounds. The reverse has the code that we see on earlier daggers and yet has still to be identified. It consists of an open double RZM circle positioned over "121/38" and below this is a open double SS circle. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A very nice mid period dagger here.

Excellent Plus. $2,995.00

SSDAG #42315 Early Model 1936 Chained SS Dagger

This early SS chained dagger shows some usage and some minor age, but overall it is all there and is priced accordingly.

The tang nut and crossguards are the solid nickel variety, the latter being internally marked "P. A.". The nut shows little to no take-down signs, and the guards have a fine, dull tone.

The ebony grip remains in perfect condition, with no evidence of repairs and fitting the guards like a rubber glove. The SS runes button is straight up and down and has fine enamel surface. The nickel grip eagle is the "High Necked" variety. This bird has a little greenish patina on the surfaces, but all details are intact throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The original black paint shows some minor crazing and wearing chips evenly spread throughout. Overall, the paint is about 90%. The scabbard mounts are the nickel variety having patina matching that of the hilt mounts. The upper and lower scabbard mounts are in excellent condition, to include the lower ball. The original nickel screws are in place.

The center ramp is the early style with crisp edges. It features three intertwined swastikas on each side. The backgrounds are pebbled and have nearly 100% of the dark color applied to the areas, The ramp is retained by a single side screw.

The nickel chain assembly is the Type II version. The links have excellent detail to the skull and bones examples and the runic symbol type. All of the teeth are in place on the skulls, leering out at the viewer. All of the nickel connector tabs are in place and in good condition. The link attaching to the upper scabbard mount is stamped with the SS-Kulturzeichen proofing. The nickel clover leaf with snap clip is the solid style, also having good background darkening.

The unmarked blade is still bright, although there are some even spread minor smudge marks in the obverse and reverse. They are not bad and do not really detract from the quality of the blade. There is still some grain visible. The motto is crisply etched and retains about 90% of the original background darkening. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A decent original example here, priced accordingly.

Excellent. $4,995.00

SSDAG #44129 Early Model 1933 Enlisted Man's SS Dagger - Rich. Abr. Herder

This is a very fine Model 1933, being the type that everyone wants to add to their collection, as look as you might, there just is nothing wrong with it, and its condition is all there. I sold this dagger to a good customer about ten years ago and since he has several others, he decided to part with it in order to make a trade deal with me. The dagger is equipped with fine nickel crossguards and matching tang nut. These mounts remain in fine condition with smooth surfaces, crisp edges and good precise accent grooves. The tang nut looks like it might have been turned once, but that is about it. Although I didn't look, I am sure these guards will be internally marked with the "P.A" initials, as they were the ones we normally see with Herder daggers. The lower reverse crossguard is marked with the numeral "II". This was the smallest of the districts used for distribution, so we don't see this numeral as much as the "I" and the "III".

The ebony grip is a very fine example showing only the most nominal of usage signs. It is a beauty having no repairs and no flaws - really nice grip here. The runes button is one of the ones with the coppery color. It has perfect enamel and the runes are turned to about 7:00 o'clock. The nickel grip eagle is the type where the head is pointed upward slightly. The bird could not be nicer having full details to the head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika - no wear here at all. Nice hilt!

The scabbard shell is also a real winner. It is completely straight, and the anodizing is basically all there. There are a couple of faint age dots here and there, but they are really nothing. The matching nickel scabbard mounts are in choice condition, to include the lower ball. The ball has a couple of wearing signs, but no dings. All four original nickel screws are in place. The scabbard is equipped with a fine early vertical hanger. The hanger is in nice stable condition throughout with no rot or problems. The cross strap has a nice nickel-plated square buckle. The snap clip is a nickel example marked "A" and "DRGM". Attached to the vertical is a fine-conditioned belt loop. Great overall scabbard here - just what you guys really like!

The blade is completely bright and has all of the cross grain. It is just about full mint, having a couple of the most modest signs of age, but still is a beauty. The SS motto is crisp and has all of the blackening in the letter backgrounds.The reverse ricasso is matching etched with the dual ovals which contain the firm's details, "Rich. Abr. Herder/ Solingen". Inside, is the famous diamond logo insignia. The blade shoulders perfectly fit the lower cross guard contours. Outstanding blade here.

This is a really nice early example here, and of the quality and condition that that will enjoy in your collection for a lifetime.

Near Mint. $4,695.00

SSDAG #43972C Model 1933 Enlisted Man's Ground Röhm Dagger - Carl Eickhorn

This SS dagger is in untouched condition and does not appear to have been ever apart. The crossguards and tang nut are of nickel, being nicely dull-toned. These mounts have their smooth surfaces, crisp edges and precise accent grooves, typical of the Eickhorn firm. The reverse lower guard is district numbered, "III", The ebony grip has some minor "flecks" of the surface wood edges at all of the meeting points of the guards. Other than this, the grip is in good condition, showing only nominal wear and usage. There is a small gouge mark in the reverse center of the grip which is no doubt attributable to a once-present vertical hanger clip. The SS Runes button is positioned at about 7:00 o'clock and the enamel remains in perfect condition. The runes and the double circles around them are toned matching the dagger mounts. The nickel grip eagle is a fine example showing only the most minor wear to the bird's head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has period black paint over the original "anodized" surfaces. The paint shows age and usage, but overall is about 85%. In the spots where there is wear to the paint, it is possible to see the original "anodizing" showing through. (Due to the easy wear to the anodized finish, many SS men re-painted their scabbards). The scabbard is equipped with matching nickel mounts having a patina matching the crossguards. They are in good shape with the lower ball showing some usage signs and a couple of minor hits, but it is not pushed-in nor are there splits. The nickel screws are all in place.

The blade obverse is still bright for the most part, having a couple of minor smudges, mostly in the ricasso area. The blade grades at excellent plus. The reverse blade has had a complete grinding of the once present Röhm inscription. It has been re-polished and appears to be a factory job. There are also a couple of minor smudges here at the ricasso area. The trademark is the small double ovals. They contain the firm's name and location, "Carl Eickhorn/ Solingen". In the center is the seated squirrel, being the type with the smooth tail. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard.

Accompanying the dagger are a couple of period 8 X 10 black and white photos allegedly of the returning veteran sergeant. There is also a wood framed grouping of the sergeant's stripes along with a couple of US patches. The name of the veteran and his outfit are mounted at the bottom of the frame being printed on cloth, "Mongrieff/ 5th F.M.S.". These personal items were included with the dagger when the consignor bought this piece at auction. There could be enough information to research this veteran sergeant.

A good, basic Eickhorn Ground Röhm dagger here.

Excellent. $3,295.00

SSDAG #43991C Model 1933 Ground Röhm SS Dagger with Only Signature Ground - Böker

This classic Böker SS Dagger was originally produced with a full Röhm inscription and per the orders of June 1934, in this case, only the signature was removed, leaving the entire dedication intact on the blade. The dagger is equipped with solid nickel crossguards, being the textbook Böker shape. These mounts have fine smooth surfaces, crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The nickel tang nut does not appear to have been ever out. The lower reverse cross guard is district stamped, "I". The obverse ebony grip is completely perfect showing little to no wear. The reverse of the grip has a couple of small depressions next to each other, which appear to have been caused by perhaps a once present vertical hanger clip. They are not bad however, and if anything, give the dagger some character. The runes button is position at about 7:00 o'clock and it has perfect enamel. The SS runes and double circle around them have nicely toned to match the guards. The nickel grip eagle is the style with "beak that goes upward slightly". The eagle shows some minor surface wear, however, the details remain to the bird's head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika. This grip fits the guards like a rubber glove - nice. A fine hilt here!

The scabbard shell is a beauty being straight as an arrow throughout. Although I don't see any lacquer, the "anodized" surface is 100% and really looks great. The nickel scabbard mounts are in choice condition to include the lower ball. All screws are present and are un-turned. Attached to the upper carrying ring is a very fine, mint black short hanger, The hanger is the early type with supple fine leather and being complete with the small retainer loop. The hanger hardware is nickel and the clip is the "snout-nosed" variety having the rivet which retains the spring.

The blade shows some usage, but remains bright. I don't see any grain in the surfaces, however, it probably is just a case of this blade being wiped over the years, most likely by its original owner. The overall condition of the blade is still excellent. The SS motto is crisp and deep, having about 50% of the original darkening in the letter backgrounds. Like we see on many Böker daggers, there is just the slightest of pimpling in the depths of the letters. This is cause by impurities in the steel and become visible during the acid eating process. The pimpling, however, is very slight. I show pictures of this condition with Böker daggers in my SS Book on Page 56, explaining that once the darkening in the letter backgrounds begins to wear, we often see this minor flaw. The reverse of the blade has a still fine etch to the partial inscription, "In herzlicher Komradschaft". The area where the Röhm signature once appeared was ground and professionally re-polished. It appears to have been done by someone who knew their trade. There is just a slight rub to the top of the trademark. The trademark is the small double oval variety that Böker used with Röhm inscribed blades. The purpose of the small logo was to leave better visual room for the inscription, as their larger standard logo with the "mausoleum" and stark tree was much larger. The double ovals of this logo contain the firm's name and location, "Böker/ Solingen". The stark leafless tree is positioned in the center. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A fine Partial Röhm dagger here.

Excellent Plus. $5,495.00

SSDAG #44041 Model 1936 Chained SS Dagger with Type 1 Chain

This Chained SS is a very desirable dagger being in the best of condition. The crossguards and tang nut are of nickel. Although the mounts have been cleaned, the dark green residue is inside the guards and looks great. The guards have good smooth surfaces, sharp edges and precise accent grooves.

The ebony grip is a very fine example, showing little usage. It had a chip in the reverse lower left side, however, we had it properly repaired and the work is undetectable. This grip fits the crossguards perfectly. The runes button has perfect enamel with the SS runes set at about 7:00 o'clock. The runes and the dual circles around them have patinated nicely. The nickel grip eagle is the style with beak that points upward slightly. The breast and talon areas show a little surface wear, but the bird's head, wings, wreath and swastika still remain crisp.

The scabbard shell is completely straight. It has a fine anodized surface which is nearly 100%, having only a minor amount of age, just above the lower mount area - very minor, however. There are also traces of the original protective lacquer over the anodized surfaces. As we see with Type I chains, the scabbard mounts are the nickel-plated type. They are both in excellent condition having good bright surfaces. The lower ball remains in perfect, never-dropped, condition. The center ramp is the style usually seen with Type I assemblies. It features the three intertwined, raised swastikas on each side with the backgrounds being pebbled. The backgrounds were not darkened on this type assembly. The ramp is retained by a single screw on the left side. Connected to the ramp and the upper scabbard mount is a great-conditioned, Type I Chain. This nickel-plated chain is as nice as you will see with 100% plating - it is mint. The chain links feature the large, raised out skulls with extremely toothy grins at the viewer. The SS links with the runes are also higher and more detailed than the Type II chains. The links are retained by the special tabs used for Type I chains. They are very substantial and not subject to the bending and splitting we sometimes see on the more fragile Type II nickel examples. Each link has fine background pebbling. The chain is connected to the clover leaf snap clip. The upper loop of the clip is the open type, which reveals the "DRGM" lettering on the snap below. The snap below has a good spring and works fine. The reverse of the chain also has perfect nickel surfaces. The link attached to the upper scabbard mount is stamped with the SS-Kulturzeichen stamping. A groat chain assembly here!

And now for the blade. This unmarked blade is as nice as the outside of the dagger. It has all of its cross grain and is completely bright, with needle-like tip. This blade is in mint condition. The SS motto, "Meine Ehre heisst Treue" is crisp and has 100% of the factory darkening in the backgrounds. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour.

A really nice SS dagger here with the rarer Type I Chain. These daggers are always a good investment, a great hedge for inflation, and something that you can enjoy for a lifetime.

Near Mint. $7,695.00

SSDAG #39570C Early Model 1933 SS Dagger with Ground Dedication - Boker

This SS Dagger has the traditional Boker-shaped guards with very fine dull patination throughout the nickel. There is no district marking on the lower guard, but the fact that this dagger had a dedicated blade seems to indicate that it did not go through the normals channels of distribution.

The grip is in good condition, with no repairs. It shows only minor traces of hand wear and beautifully fits the guards. The SS runes button is the slightly convex type. The enamel shows wear but remains intact, and the button is turned slightly. The SS runes and double borders have a good looking patination. The nickel grip eagle is the "High Necked" type; this bird shows almost no wear whatsoever throughout the detailing.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout, and looks to have 100% of the original "anodized" finish. I don't see any lacquer on it but the finish looks great. The nickel scabbard mounts exactly match those on the hilt, and the lower ball is in excellent condition. The original screws are all in place and unbuggered.

There is a vertical hanger attached to this piece. This hanger retains excellent leather and is the type with a strap that has an oval buckle, instead of the more common square type. The snap clip is nickel-plated and marked "RZM M5/8". This hanger may be slightly later than the dagger but it looks good on the piece.

The obverse of the blade is still mostly bright, showing some wear and scarring in the surfaces. There is also a pit at the bottom left edge which is about the size of a UD ten cent piece. The reverse looks to have had some type of inscription or dedication which was roughly removed. There are a few gouges and scrapes on the blade and not much done in the way of re-polishing. The large sized Boker insignia leads me to believe this was not a Rohm dagger; Böker Rohm pieces used the smaller sized trademark. Why the dedication was removed is a mystery, but chances are someone was trying to distance themselves from involvement with the SS after the end of the war, which was probably a wise decision.

This dagger is what it is and looks good on the outside. If you like pieces that have seen a lot of life this example should be right up your alley.

Excellent. $3,325.00

SSDAG #39581 Mid-period Model 1936 Chained SS Dagger

This Chained-SS dagger is in an untouched state having never been cleaned, nor has it been apart. It is a dagger for those out there that like virgin pieces complete with all of the original patina. The dagger was probably produced about 1938 and has a couple of transitional aspects.

The crossguards are the nickel-plated variety, however, they are completely patinated to a yellow-green color. Looking under the patina, it appears as though the plating has lifted just slightly in a couple of areas, but overall, most of it looks very sound. The steel tang nut nicely matches.

The ebony grip is as fine as they come. It is completely perfect with no repairs and fits the guards like a rubber glove\d. This grip is of medium contour construction having good high center ridge. This grip shows little usage. The SS runes button is perfectly placed north to south and has 100% enamel with no damage anywhere. The runes and dual lines around them have also patinated, matching the fittings. The aluminum eagle is the "high-necked" variety. It shows no wear to the head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika. This dagger saw very little wear during the period.

The scabbard shell has excellent "anodized" surfaces. There are a few age spots here and there, but overall, this anodizing is 100%. It is interesting to note that the producer of this weapon used solid nickel hardware on the scabbard, all except for the throat which is a plated steel base variety. The nickel upper and lower scabbard mounts are also a matching deep patinated variety and they are in fine condition, including the lower ball. All screws are in place and are unturned. The center ramp, despite the fact that it has the later style thicker rolled edges, is also nickel. The center ramp portrays the three intertwined swastikas on each side. It is the style that never had darkening in the backgrounds and that also applies to the matching nickel chain links. This ramp is retained by two screws, something we see quite a lot on "anodized" scabbards.

The nickel Type II chain has fantastic detail, showing no wear at all. The dental work to the skulls is the best you will see and the SS runic links are fine and crisp. The nickel tab connectors exactly match the patina and there are no openings whatsoever on the reverse of any of these tabs - very rare to see and a sure sign of little usage. The links are connected to a closed-variety clover leaf with good working spring. The first link of the upper chain is stamped on the reverse with the Kulturzeichen marking. An outstanding scabbard and chain assembly here.

As we would hope, the blade continues the fine attributes of this dagger. This untouched blade remains bright throughout and has all of its crossgraining with needle-like tip. This fine unmarked blade remains in mint condition. The SS motto, "Meine Ehre heisst Treue" is crisp and has 100% of the darkening in the letter backgrounds. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours. It is also pleasing to see that the crossguard area that is covered by the scabbard throat remains bright and mint - neat!

A great dagger here for those of you out there that like the uncleaned, untouched appearance. This dagger has never been in a collection.

Near Mint. $7,495.00