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Ernst Röhm; SA supreme leader

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SS–SD Chief Reinhard Heydrich

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Röhm in WWI

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Ernst Röhm congratulating SA heroes

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"Heil, Hitler." All from one family

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SA officer wearing this type dagger

Sturmabteilung Dolch SA Dagger; Ernst Röhm Piece? (Item SADAG 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an SA dagger that has every single indication of being an SA presentation dagger that was very probably with ground-out motto. There was an order after the Röhm purge that was decreed by Hitler’s government that all of the daggers that had the Röhm inscription, be removed. Many examples were returned to the factory for grinding while others were simply ground in the field by whatever means might be at hand. Some are occasionally found with part of the words still there but invariably the name Röhm had to completely disappear. Some blades are found occasionally with a full inscription still remaining but these are extremely rare because the SA owner of that one could, if caught, face the charge of high treason. Ernst Röhm was of course the supreme leader of the SA and in 1934. He actually distributed 100,000 of these SA daggers with his name on them and a short dedication but on June 30, 1934, there was a turning point in history. Hitler had made it clear that he was the supreme ruler of Germany. However, Ernst Röhm, the leader of the nation’s SA (Sturmabteilung or Storm Sections) had other ideas; he seemed to think more of the word “Socialist” than the expression “NationalNational Socialist Röhm had tremendous power and actually had the potential to remove any one of his competitors—even Göring and Himmler. Among other secret probes it had been proved by SD chief Reinhard Heydrich that Röhm had been paid 12 million marks by the French to overthrow Hitler. However, Hitler considered Ernst an old party comrade and initially refused to believe the dossier prepared by Heydrich. As fate would have it, the serious findings about Ernst and all the other disclosures and accusations about him clearly emerged and came to a point that Hitler could no longer ignore the fact that his oldest Kampfkamerad was a traitor. It emerged as positively true and his conclusion became positively unavoidable. All the rest and the infamous “Night of the Long Knives” started at the Hotel Hanselmayor in the Wiesse section and ended Ernst Röhm’s political and revolutionary plans for good. If you can wade through the usual politically correct verbiage about it on various web sites (ad nauseam) you can learn basically what it was about, at least. In my view Hitler, the NSDAP, the SS –Shutzstaffel had no choice. The socialist state that Ernst Röhm was plotting had to be crushed and eradicated or the National Socialist Party would have been the International Socialist party and old Joe Stalin would have loved it. After all, the very best defense is invariably an offense. So, dear reader, this is why this dagger is devoid of the presentation by Ernst Röhm –Hochverrat.

The Dagger

First of all, the dagger was manufactured by Carl Eickhorn of Solingen. It has been said that the Ernst Röhm daggers were exclusively by Carl Eickhorn, but his is not true. Röhm ordered daggers from several companies: F. Dick, Henkels, Wustlof, Herder. The main supplier was was Carl Eickhorn and this one is by that firm. Now! Why do I figure that this is one of the Röhm daggers? If one looks at the obverse of the blade it is in beautiful, bright condition and the motto (Alles für Deutschland) is intact with all 100 percent of the blade cross grain and it is fully bright and one would want to quietly mutter that almost forbidden word mint. The motto is deep and crisp with 100 percent of the darkening present in the background of the letters. Now! The other side is another story. There is plainly seen evidence of grinding for the length of the blade that would bear the inscription (Herzlicher Freundschaft Ernst Röhm). Spaced exactly in the exact measurement needed for the Rohm inscription is clear evidence of deep grinding. With these facts in review I honestly believe this this was a Röhm inscription dagger and will gladly stipulate the same. The dagger fittings are superb both top and crossguard. The scabbard screws are intact and don’t look to ever have been out. The wood grain and the grip are beautiful. The scabbard has all the original anodizing, but shows much use. There are some tiny (very tiny) dents in the scabbard throat, but they really don’t detract at all. The back of the crossguard has a stamp “HO” and this indicates it was issued in the region known as “Hochland.” This was probably the group of SA troopers that marched in Lederhosen, they were the Mountain SA, the toughest of the tough, and the most loyal of all the “Brownshirt” battalions. "Vorwarts Vorwarts! Die Fahne Hoch!"

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Sturmabteilung Dolch; Storm Trooper’s Service Dagger (Rare Maker) (Item SADAG 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very clean SA dagger by C. E. Eppenstein & Söhne of Solingen. The crossguard is stamped “Wm” and this signifies it was issued in the region of the Westmark. The blade is in just great shape and shows the original cross grain and has slight runner marks, but it is bright and fine. The wood grip fits well with the nickel hardware and the grip is in excellent plus shape. The national eagle and enameled SA roundel are well detailed and in fine condition. Very little wear on the anodized scabbard is evident and all four fittings screws are seemingly untouched. The top and crossguard are fine. There is, of course, a single ring on the scabbard top fitting and from this is suspended an issue-type leather hanger and carabineer. They honestly don’t come better than this one and the maker is extremely hard to find. This is positively a gem for the discriminating collector. The logo of C.E. Eppenstein is somewhat fiery with flames emanating from the crucible.

PRICE: $1,350.00

 

 

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N.S.K.K. Dagger (Item SADAG 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: The N.S.K.K. of course was the Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfaher Korps. This was the primary organization for transportation in the Reich. Although they were under the organizational leadership of the supreme command of the S.A, they later became closely affiliated with the armed forces after 1943. The dagger was essentially the same as the standard S.A. Dagger except for the fact that the scabbard was black rather than the brown as used in S.A. Daggers. This particular dagger is an RZM type, meaning it does not have the printed out logo with company name. Instead it has the RZM Code that signifies that it is an approved item under National Socialist quality standards. The code numbers and letter will match the RZM numbering system and thereby one can know which company manufactured the weapon. This one is marked (RZM) M-7/112 and this was the code assigned to Carl Robert Kaldenbach & Max Weyersberg (WMW) Solingen. One of the smaller companies producing 3rd Reich edged weapons for the NSDAP and its branches such as the motor corps. The dagger is in generally excellent condition with a first class grip that fits tightly with cross guard and pommel fittings. The scabbard ball is  (undented)  The SA button and grip Eagle are perfect. Blade slightly worn but still very nice. All screws intact. Scabbard reprinted (maybe?), but if so it was done back then (not now). This is generally a very good investment piece that would be smashing as the Brits might want to say. In any good collection this would be a great one.

PRICE:$875.00

 

 

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SA (Sturm Abteilungen) Dagger (Item SADAG 1-4)
DESCRIPTION: Here is a, excuse the word, minty SA Brown shirt Dagger. The grip is crisp and sound as the day it was produced, the fittings are tight, the scabbard has the original paint intact with one small bleep or tiny paint abrasion about the size of the head of a pin down at the bottom near the scabbard tip or (boot). You might be able to see it in the clear picture we feature. There is some almost undetectable crazing where the wood meets the top guard. This trivial wear is practically not even worth mentioning considering the immaculate condition in general. We have never actually seen better. This is indeed the epitome of the SA daggers.  It is a RZM issue and the RZM numerals and letters come out to M7/33 and there is a date 1940. The code works out to disclose the fact that the dagger was produced by the Solingen firm of F.W. Holler.  They were actually the foremost specialists in the production of SA daggers in particular all though they produced many other daggers for the Wehrmacht, the SS, the N.S Labor Corp. and Hitler Youth. But their SA pieces are considered among the best. The blade is ‘brilliant’ with no blemish at all and the letters in the motto stand out clearly. What more can we say? It’s an extra fine example all the way! P.S it has the original fastening strap.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Swiss Mercenaries Dagger (Holbein Dolch) (Item SADAG 1-5)

DESCRIPTION:   There existed in Switzerland in the 13th through 16th centuries a type of sword and dagger with a pommel and guard that opened out into a crescent shape, neatly inclosing the hand around the wooden grip.  This type of grip does not seem to have been imitated in any other countries, it was exclusively Swiss ! until it was picked up by the German Solingen knife makers who modeled the dagger for the NSDAP (SA) that we are all familiar with.  The dagger became the official dagger of the German Brown Shirt Storm Troops ( The Sturm Abteilung) SA- the NSKK ( Motor Corp) and the SS used it as well.  The similarity
Of the modern weapons with the ancient knife is patently obvious.
  A famous German artist of the 16th century was a sculptor, 1497 -1543  He was infatuated with the subject of death and he at one time designed a dagger with this look and dimension with a scene of the ‘Dance of Death’ on the scabbard.  Look up ‘Dance of Death’ or Holbein on a search engine.  This relationship has caused the original Swiss dagger and the following up SA dagger to be often referred to as the “Holbein dagger”.  In any case, it is our pleasure to be able to offer one of those treasures to the collecting public.  Advanced collectors, museums and Nazi dagger enthusiasts should be very interested in this one.  Just imagine a display showing one of your SA daggers prominently displayed beside this one showing plainly the historic transition.  This piece is 15 ½ inches long with a 10 ½ inch blade that is 1 ½ inches wide at its widest point.  The grip is old oak and a testimony to its wonderful construction is the fact that it has not shrunk away from its top guard nor the cross guard.  Ancient rust has left its tiny pockmarks on all the metal parts but obviously the item was cared for all these years.  (Possibly in a museum collection)  The scabbard that also resembles the SA style is of leather (possibly professionally recovered).  The throat and drag are in nice condition but the ancient rust pitting shows here and there.  Where it is really different than the SA is evident in the scabbard fitting that holds a small knife and another implement that would serve as a sharpener, pick, and/or sewing awl ???
  We are not sure just how we would date this piece.  It could be an original period dagger or it could be what is called a Victorian era restoration relic. But it is indeed old and historically important in any case.
  Just a great looking item to us. We have always thought the SA and SS daggers to be the ultimate in design of the German Reich. A Teutonic Treasure!

PRICE: $4,850.00

 

 

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SA Dagger ‘RZM’ (Item SADAG 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is a pretty, clean example of an SA dagger. It's a Carl Eickhorn make with the RZM code "M 7/66." It's tight fitting with the blade in emaculate condition. There is some minor scuffing on the scabbard and a bit of minor oxidation on the scabbard throat; hardly noticable. It also has nice light-wood graining to the grip. This is just a very fine example of the world's most famous and beautifully designed knife (dagger).

PRICE: SOLD

 

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SA Dagger (RZM) (Item SADAG 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is a first-class, first-condition SA dagger with the mark ‘RZM M7/66.’ The dagger is in just-about excellent condition with the exception of the scabbard tip. This is missing one of the tiny screws and the ball at the bottom is what we call ‘ruptured;’ probably dropped at some point, and there is a split in its side. There are also some marks on the blade that are made in many of these daggers from rubbing against the scabbard runners (does not detract from what is a first-class SA dagger). The scabbard is in the deep chocolate-brown color as is the grip (perfect match). It has extremely tight wood-to-metal fittings. It has the perfect eagle and enameled button with bright nickeled finish. Other than the scabbard tip, there are no other dents, abrasions, or pitting. This is an Eickhorn; the dagger of choice among most collectors. This is a great addition to any good collection at a very decent price.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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SA Dagger (Gustav Spitzer) (Item SADAG 1-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is a nice early example of an SA dagger with fine, clean nickeled fittings and great deep-brown scabbard. The scabbard, as with most non-‘RZM’ early company-marked daggers, has a few scratches on the scabbard, but it’s still presentable. The grip and fittings are perfect. The blade has a couple of minor splotches, but it is fine, otherwise. The dagger is by Gustav Spitzer and is so marked with its Solingen logo (the rampant lion). The unit marking on the cross guard is ‘W-F Westfallen-Sturm Section.’ This is a first-class weapon with a semi-rare maker.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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SA Dagger RZM (Item SADAG 1-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a nice SA dagger with tight fittings; good, grained grip; nice scabbard paint with a few slight scratches; practically mint-condition blade; bright eagle; good SA button; and unruptured ball fitting on tip. It has ‘RZM – M7/2 1937,’ which means this is for the Emil Voos Waffenfabrik in Solingen. This is a very nice, especially clean piece worthy of a good collection.

PRICE: SOLD

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Postwar SA “Parts” Dagger w/o Scabbard (Item SADAG 1-10)

DESCRIPTION: These daggers were produced in Germany at the end of World War II, and most likely into the 1950s and are constructed using some original parts. An example is shown in volume 1, of Thomas Johnson's book Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich. The dagger has aluminum hilt fittings. It has a dark reddish-brown plastic grip and this is perfect with no cracks or chips. The eagle and SA insert are perfectly placed. The dagger has an excellent grip-to-cross-guard fit. The blade is excellent with the SA motto deeply attached with gray background frosting. The blade features the sharp ridge seen on postwar SA badges. 100 percent of the cross graining remaining. This is actually a great addition to any Third Reich edged weapon collection because it is indeed a Solingen-produced item that has its definite connection to the war’s direct aftermath. Actually is quite rare today. You see far more of the prewar and wartime examples; that's for sure!

PRICE: $350.00; quite scarce and priced right!

 

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Postwar SA “Parts” Dagger w/o Scabbard (Item SADAG 1-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is another of the plastic-grip daggers produced after the war by a Solingen firm that simply wanted to stay in the SA dagger business. Many GIs, who arrived too late to pick up an early example, satisfied themselves by purchasing one of these “wannabes.” Actually, they are a rather handsome weapon. They bear a logo with a cross with “B & A” within a circle. Under this it says “Solingen,” and then “Germany.” We believe the cross guard’s eagles and SA inserts are original leftover parts that were used by one of the companies for this promotion. This is the only one we have ever encountered with the gilded motto on the blade. Other than that it fits the rest of the description of the one above at SA 9-15. There is some slight surface rust that will come off in a hurry with a careful cleaning. Again, this is a worthy addition to a dagger collection considering its historical meaning to the Solingen industries’ postwar efforts.

PRICE: $395.00; quite rare, especially with gilted blade

 

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Röhm with Himmler

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A photo from friendlier days

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Ernst Röhm’s successor SA Chief of Staff Victor Lutze

Pack & Sohne Full-Inscription Ernst Röhm SA Presentation Dagger (Item SADAG 1-12)

DESCRIPTION: I will at this point quote from “Meda Militaria” as they did a great description of a similar piece that they had. Their description included the statement: “A full-inscription SA Röhm is absolutely legendary.” Yes, this dagger was in far better condition than this one that we offer here and his blade sounds to be absolutely beautiful while ours has seen the “Kampfzeit” (the bloody struggle for power). Kris also makes the interesting note as follows: “Can you imagine being a loyal old SA fighter and Rohm follower holding onto such a dagger, let alone probably marching around with it with it hanging off your belt while willfully disobeying and ignoring the order to destroy the dagger with the traitor Ernst Rohm’s name on it? Absolutely crazy to think about it, and even mind boggling to think that any of these full Rohm’s ever survived nonetheless here it is in its full glory.” He put it so well that I thought I just had to quote him and what he refers to is the historical fact that in an SS-inspired action, Ernst Julius Günther Röhm on July 1, 1934, and many of his followers in the Sturmabteilung (SA), were summarily executed as part of the “Night of the Long Knives” upon the orders of Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. This was in the face of what the Führer and the high SS leaders considered “the Röhm putsch plot against the N.S. government." This action actually began on June 28. The rest of the story can be reviewed by entering Ernst Röhm on your favorite search engine.

The Dagger

After the suppression and some executions including the shooting of Röhm by SS Brigade Leader Theodore Eicke SS-Obersturmführer the purge of the SA was launched. The very next day a one-paragraph decree stated that any remembrance items that contained the name "Ernst Röhm" were to be destroyed, and this of course included the Ernst Röhm honor dagger. We do see examples of such daggers that have only his name removed, but the words of presentation are still visible. The inscription is “In Herzlicher Kameradschaft Ernst Röhm” and that translates to “In heartfelt comradeship Ernst Röhm.” Tom Wittman, in his excellent website, has offered many of the daggers that have the name only removed, but he has told me that full-inscription examples in any shape are extremely rare. He knows this particular dagger we offer and he would speak well of it. The dagger was manufactured by Ernst Pack & Sohne in Solingen. Most of the very limited numbers of these were produced by that company. Wittmann says in his opening explanation that some blades exist with full inscription, but rarely do they ever show up because he reasons that the holder of such a dagger during the times would surely risk a charge of treason. So, collector friend, I think you will recognize the extreme rarity and the tremendous historical value of this great piece. The dagger is in great exterior condition with the scabbard having all its original paint. The crossguard is in harmony with the coloration of the top guard and scabbard fittings. The wood has not shrunk away from the wood of the grip. The back of the crossguard seems to have had a district letter, but for some reason it is not discernable. Maybe the original owner had some unknown reason to remove it? The dagger fits very tightly into the scabbard. There is a little bit of surface scaring at the very top of the grip. It looks like it is from running up against the belt buckle when swinging freely on the belt. (Does not really detract.). The blade is of course the most important piece of this ensemble and it would get a “D” rating on a normal SA dagger. But I honestly believe the poor but honest condition really fades into insignificance when one takes into account the Röhm full inscription. Many SA daggers are rated for condition, but here the greater significance is the fantastic historical meaning that it has. Not only rare but also so utterly historically and significantly meaningful in the greatest sense of the word. The blade is marked with the logo and name of “Ernst Pack & Sohne” and all the fittings reflect this as well as being by that company. (See ‘Wittmann’) Now as for blade damage. On the obverse with the standard “Alles für Deutschland” there are two deep perforations or indentations or if you prefer, pockmarks, that actually touch the edges of the inscribed wording. On the Röhm-dedication side of the blade there are likewise deep perforations, but luckily it occurs at the end position of the Röhm inscription and does not touch any of the letters. What caused the damage? We will never know; we can do all sorts of speculation some simple like with water somehow getting on the blade and the more macabre thought of its being blood. Remember, in the early street fights between the SA Brownshirt troopers and the Red Front hooligans, much such blood was spilled. I understand when blood was left unattended for any length of time it can have an effect of acid. I don’t want to gild the lily, but considering the times that we recount I would say anything was possible. So, my collector friends, here is an opportunity to own not only an extremely rare dagger, but one that possibly has a bit of mystery about it. Perhaps it revenged the martyrs Horst Wessel and Herbert Norkus? Remember, fewer than 10,000 of these daggers were made. How many with full inscription could have survived?

PRICE: SOLD

 

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The "GAU" mark

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Rare Maker SA Dagger (Item SADAG 1-13)

DESCRIPTION: This dagger is by the rarely encountered company of C. Eppenstein & Söhne in Solingen. It has a beautiful blade, tight fittings, and a wonderful mahogany-looking grip. Sectional marked “Wm” for Gau Westmark. Overall condition very, very good. Has hanging strap and Alles für Deutschland with original motto etching, deep. The ball tip on scabbard never dented, scabbard anodized, grip emblems and all-around great dagger.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Rare Maker (Carl Wüsthof) SA Dagger; Solingen (Item SADAG 1-14)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very nice SA dagger that is right out of the woodwork (never cleaned) with genuine nickel crossguard and pommel guard (never cleaned). Grip is of fine fruitwood and fits the guards perfectly. The scabbard mounts are machined nickel. The blade is very bright and nice; in fact really nice. The SA motto is deeply etched and rates excellent-plus. The scabbard is in great condition. The screws are original and in place. The ball end of the scabbard is unruptured and perfect. The logo of Carl Wüsthof is clearly seen on the blade. The typical short hanger is in place attached to the scabbard ring. It is complete and the leather is in good shape. The metal on this clip shows some scuffing from years of original usage and then sitting in a GI’s footlocker for over 70 years. There is an “S” stamped in the crossguard. This means it was from Gau Schlesien. You would never need to upgrade this one. It is extra fine–no exaggeration!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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The maker's logo

SA Dagger by Louper-Solingen (Item SADAG 1-15)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a fine SA dagger by a small company in Solingen by the name of “Louper.” It was produced the by that factory with the product name of “Flamme” and their logo shows burning flames. The crossguard is marked with a stamped “S” indicating that it was issued in Gau Saxony. The grip is tight against the metal fittings of the top guard and crossguard. The grip eagle is sound and detailed. The scabbard has an anodized brown coloration and shows some normal wear. The SA enamel button is well implanted and sharp! The blade is fine with no nicks or abrasions and the saying “Alles für Deutschland” is worn from usage and a bit faint, but certainly all there. The ball on the end of the scabbard has not been ruptured as so many of them have been from being accidently dropped from the service belt. This is a nice example of the traditional storm troopers’ dagger by a rare maker. All around great!!!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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SA (Sturmabteilung) Dolch Stormtroops (Brownshirts) Dagger (Item SADAG 1-16; SA 14-31)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an extra-fine SA dagger by Tiger Solingen. Its logo has a crouching tiger on the blade and they are considered by collectors to be one of the more desirable finds in SA daggers. This one is in great condition throughout with a really excellent wooden grip that fits against the metal fittings (pommel and crossguard with no gaps). The finish on scabbard fittings is nickel and in top condition. The crossguard has the stamp “NRH” signifying it was issued in the region of Niederhein. All the scabbard screws are in place and seemingly untouched. There is some slight wear on the brown lacquer scabbard. The motto on the blade—Alles für Deutschland—is deeply etched with all the frosting intact in the letters. The only scratches on the blade are the usual runner marks from the blade insertions over time. The dagger rates an easy 98 percent plus. The grip must be seen to be truly appreciated as it is fashioned from extra-fine fruitwood and has a natural luster as seen in many of these daggers. It has a very subtle grain visible on close inspection. The SA button is in enamel and is perfect. The grip eagle is shiny bright and unusually finely detailed (ready to fly!). The lower scabbard ball says: “I have never been dropped,” and not a lot of them can say that. So, here he is friends; a great SA dagger by Tiger! Grrr! They don’t come a lot better than this one!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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SA Dagger (rare maker) (Item SADAG 1-17; SA 9-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a nice, clean example with a nicely grained wood grip and closely fitted guards. It has a really rare maker’s mark—Hugo Köller Solingen. The logo is an eagle that looks more American than German and remarkably this eagle looks like he I sitting on a flag shield with stripes. Actually, it is his tail feathers. His claws hold something that looks like kitchen knives. The cross guard is marked ‘NRH’ for Niederrhein SA Gruppe. The blade is bout average with no pitting (clean). The wood fits to the metal well. The SA button and eagle fit tight and fine. The scabbard fits the blade a bit loosely; possibly if the scabbard throat screws were tightened up then the blade would fit tighter. The anodized finish of the scabbard is also about average showing wear, but no abuse. Some of the front parts are a bit worn, but still nice and original. This is a fine early marked SA dagger and again I remind you a rare maker.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Early SA Dagger by F. Herder—Solingen (Item SADAG 1-18)

DESCRIPTION: This is a nice, clean example with a nicely grained wood grip and closely fitted guards. The blade is about average with no pitting (clean). The wood fits to the metal well. The SA button and eagle fit tight and fine. The scabbard fits the blade a bit loosely; possibly if the scabbard throat screws were tightened up then the blade would fit tighter. The anodized finish of the scabbard is also about average showing wear, but no abuse. Some of the front parts are a bit worn, but still nice and original. This is a fine early marked SA dagger and again I remind you a rare maker. Here is an early SA dagger that's marked "OM" for Ostmark on the crossguard. This was the Gau whose Gauleiter was Hans Schemm, who founded the Gau in 1933. Schemm was the most loyal leader of the SA in its fiery history. Gau Ostmark was the most besieged section of N.S. Deutschland by the Red Front vermin during the Kampfzeit, and the SA daggers were not in so many cases decorative; they were often not just dress accouterments. Many times they were outright weapons that could differentiate between life and death for the Brownshirts who wore them.

The Dagger

The condition is very good, especially the blade which is excellent plus. The grip is very nice with the exception of some slight crazing in the wood just above the crossguard. This is often seen in daggers that saw everyday usage. This would occur when the SA man would attend the daily troop review and stand in the favored standarte position with hands grasping tightly on the grip with thumb resting heavily on this area of the weapon. This is a good and honest pre-Machtergreifung dagger that would tell some tales of heroism and intestinal fortitude if it could talk. This is a typical early example indeed.

PRICE: $950.00

 

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Scarce Double-marked SA Dagger by J.A. Henckels (Item SADAG 1-19)

DESCRIPTION: There are for two reasons that this one is special; it has the J.A. Henckels logo, but it also has the ReichsZeugMeisterei ("RZM") numeration given by the official control center for the Nazi Party. (The RZM office defined design, manufacturing, and quality standards, and published an authoritative color chart for textiles.) There were a total of 221 known makers of early German SA and NSKK daggers producing them between 1933-1936. This number dropped to 62 firms once the RZM system was adopted and only select companies received manufacturing contracts. A few companies appear to have continued to use their maker mark for a period after 1936. This was in accordance with to the new legislation and guidelines instituted by the Reichszeugmeisterei, and it was mandated that the daggers should be marked only with the companies' identifier RZM codes. The reason for this is unknown although it may just be a case of using excess parts in the later assemblies of SA and NSKK daggers post 1936. J.A. Henckels was one of the firms that was so proud of its product that it decided that its twin-figured logo would have to be on the daggers along with the mandatory "RZM" code.

The Dagger

This is the standard-issue SA dagger with the "Alles für Deutschland" motto etched on the blade. The crossguard is crazed on the nickel-plated surface and there is a chip out of the wood that supports the top pommel next to the SA enamel button; there are also a couple of minute ones at the back of that area. The mahogany grip is very nice!

The Hanger

The hanger that fastens the dagger to the wearer’s belt is a very special type usually used by Brownshirts of the special squads: They were to be involved in subsequent street battles with the Red Front and Spartacus revolutionaries. This special hanger was different in that it had a small, extra, leather-strap device that wrapped around the pommel throat that stabilized the dagger firmly to the side of the tunic or combat shirt of the wearer as he soundly pounded the Reds' noggins! The blade is in excellent shape with the motto "Alles für Deutschland." This etching has all of its original luster. The scabbard is in excellent chocolate-brown hue and has an almost-invisible tiny dent in the mid obverse. The reverse is average with no dents or scratches. So what we have here is a dagger of the "Kampfzeit" (the struggle for power). Even as late as 1937, the SA was still the vanguard of the party’s security along with the SS. We believe this is the dagger for the collector who desires historical importance to their acquisitions.

PRICE: $950.00; A very special dagger!

 

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Classic RZM-Marked SA Dagger from Robert Klaas of Solingen (Item SADAG 1-20)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a really superior SA dagger that bears the "RZM" marking "M7/37"; this code narrows this one to having been produced by the firm of Robert Klaas in Ohligs, the westernmost district of Solingen. The grip is special in this particular dagger in that the beautiful grip is in what appears to be rosewood and the natural grain has a striped effect and the color interestingly transforms as it descends toward the crossguard. The grip eagle is of the late aluminum type and is quite bright. The near-mint blade is the typical RZM type having a high center ridge. The motto is clear and grades excellent plus. The motto stands right out there while showing hardly any excessive wear. It has 100 percent of the original darkening and is deeply etched. The tang nut is in good condition and shows no sign of dismantling. The scabbard shell is completely straight with no dents and minimum tiny scratches here and there. The chocolate-brown paint remains in practically mint condition on its front side and is very handsome. The reverse side shows some minimum wear from uniform usage. The SA runes button is nicely placed and the enamel is perfect! This is practically the best RZM dagger we have ever had the pleasure of offering. They really don’t come better than this one!

PRICE: $895.00

 

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SA Dagger by Eickhorn with Double Markings and Leather Hanger (Item SADAG 1-21)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an SA dagger by that most prestigious of Solingen firms, Carl Eickhorn. This fine dagger has the typical classic Eickhorn fittings as the earlier models of this firm do, even though it is marked with the RZM code and the company squirrel logo as well. The dagger is fitted with a fine, brown, wooden grip with vertical grain. This grip fits this whole arrangement, perfectly! The little SA rune button is 100 percent perfect. The grip eagle is an aluminum version and it remains in pristine, crisp condition with fine detailing. The scabbard shell is straight having a perfect chocolate-brown coloration. The paint could not be better and retains its early, shiny finish. The RZM code that Eickhorn used was "M7/66" and the dagger's year "1938" is noted underneath. The dagger is in first-grade, choice condition. The only slight shortcoming is some superficial crazing on the pommel guard. The guards are nickel plated, as are the other metal fittings and the blade banks right up tight to the larger crossguard. The RZM-style grip has the good and typical Eickhorn center ridge. The nickel-plated steel scabbard mounts are perfect and have extra-fine brightness. The ball tip has never been dropped. Attached to the hanging ring is the original hanger that clips to the wearer's belt when in full SA uniform. The leather and metal nickel-plated hardware are in bright condition. The snap clip is marked "RZM M5/71-0LC." Here we have one of the finest, all-around-fine SA daggers that are getting very scarce and as an Eickhorn, it excels.

PRICE: $1,250.00

 

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SA Dagger by F. Dick of Solingen (Item SADAG 1-22)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one great SA dagger with fine nickel crossguards with a tang nut that was never moved. The guards are in nice shape with smooth surfaces, crisp edges, and precise accent grooves. The lower guard is marked "SW" for "SA-Gruppe Südwest." The grip is "Brownshirt brown" and it fits the crossguards to perfection with a good-looking vertical grain. The SA rune button is in perfect condition and the grip eagle is highly detailed; this is a really excellent weapon. The scabbard is straight and its color is dark brown and in fine condition throughout having all of its screws present and accounted for (unturned). Connected to the hanger ring is a leather hanger with the fastener buckle and belt clip. The blade is in mint condition and the motto is nicely done with all the frosting in the background clearly elucidated. The ricasso is etched with an arrow seen left and upward and is inscribed with the Solingen company, "F. Dick." Here is an excellent SA dagger for the discriminating collector. There are very few seen today that are better than this one.

PRICE: $895.00

 

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SA Dagger by Paul Kohl of Solingen (Rare Maker) (Item SADAG 1-23)

DESCRIPTION: This one is unusual in the fact that the grip and the scabbard match so well in coloration. There is almost always a noticeable variance between these parts on the average SA dagger. This one is a little different in that it does not have a district designation on the crossguard. This question comes up now and then, but without doubt, this is a legitimate variance. Our thought is that this marking would be added when the dagger was issued, especially if there was no large order at that point for multiple pieces. This was a small Solingen shop probably taking individual orders. Often these daggers ordered privately were of superior quality to large companies' products. This dagger seems to fit into that category. It is of a definite, refined construction with a very pleasing mahogany grip that is solid without noticeable graining and in the exact color that's compatible (color wise with the scabbard). The grip and scabbard are in great condition. The pommel crossguard at the top fits tightly against the wood, and the SA rune button is nicely placed and fine. The nickel grip eagle nicely matches the patination of the guards and all details clearly stand out with the bird's head, breast, and wings, while he clutches to wreath and swastika. The scabbard, like the hilt, is in near-mint condition and has just about 100 percent of the original paint. The scabbard mounts are nickel and match the patination of the crossguards. The original screws are all present and unturned. The blade is bright throughout and grades "excellent plus." The SA motto is crisp and has about 90 percent of the original darkening in the background letters. The ricasso's reverse is stamped with the company name and the unusual logo of Paul Kohl Solingen—the figure of a man posing with a trophy fish. This seems to indicate that the company was known for sporting goods.

PRICE: $1,200.00

 

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